Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
University of Maryland, College Park – Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Bethesda, Maryland

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
2020-21 Bankruptcy Moot Court Team Co-Captain; 2021 Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competitor; Women, Leadership & Equality Program Rose Zetzer Fellow; 2019-20 Research Assistant to Professor Stearns; 2019-20 UMALL Secretary; 2018-19 MPILP Co-Treasurer; 2018-19 Paul’s Place Mentor.

Post-graduation plans
Study for some big exam.

What was your most memorable moment?
Contesting a debt collection action in the Baltimore City District Court with my clinic supervisor, Alexa Bertinelli.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through this experience without…
my amazing friends (new and not new), my sister and the daily photos she would send of my nephew, Chipotle, ramen, frozen veggies, pizza and drinks gifted by my dad and cousin, and my mom making extra food whenever I visited so that I had nutritious meals here and there.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
I am incredibly lucky to have mentors that have and continue to graciously support me and invest time, energy, and love into my journey. To name a few: my high school debate coach, Mr. McCrady; pfg, SDK, and the rest of the crew from my first legal job; and Ship Ship, queen of the Midwest. They have each nurtured my competence, confidence, and curiosity in ways I will likely never be able to articulate. I am forever grateful.

What did you learn about yourself while earning this degree?
I learned that my years teaching middle school equipped me with the endurance, strength, and perspective that I needed to survive law school.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
It is impossible to name one. Professor Stearns for always being available to chat and modeling the type of passion and curiosity I hope to maintain in my legal career. He has also been one of my biggest cheerleaders, particularly during a challenging 1L year when I doubted my choice to go to law school. Professor Dilloff for boosting my oral advocacy confidence in WOA. Professor Monopoli for being an incredibly supportive cert paper advisor and empowering role model. Professor Sweeney for gently correcting my Spanish language skills and connecting me with wonderful consumer lawyers.

What was your favorite class and why?
If clinic counts as a class, then the Economic Justice – Consumer Clinic was my favorite because it confirmed my love of consumer protection and my commitment to advocating for individuals who feel unheard.