Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
Dickinson College – BA in International Studies

Other graduate institutions attended and degrees earned
Sciences Po – MA in International Security

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Westminster, MD

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Student attorney in the Gender Violence Clinic for 4 semesters

Post-graduation plans
I’ve accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami State Attorney’s Office.

What was your most memorable moment?
Winning a very complex and emotional custody case after multi-day litigation as a student attorney in the Gender Violence Clinic.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through this experience without …
the support and encouragement from my mother and my husband.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
My biggest mentor has been Bay Golfin-Byrd. I worked under her supervision for 4 semesters in the Gender Violence Clinic and she helped me go from being terrified to even pick up the phone and call a client to litigating a multiday trial. Bay has shown me what the work is all about, which is helping people and changing lives. I don’t know if I would have stayed in law school if I hadn’t met her.

What did you learn about yourself while earning this degree?
I learned to trust myself more and have more confidence in myself. Going into law school, I wasn’t sure if I could make it in the hyper-competitive legal world. Law school challenged me, made me tougher, and made me realize
that I can do it.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Van Alstine – His enthusiasm is contagious and his sense of humor keeps the entire class engaged. I also think that he is able to break complicated things down and explain them in a simple way, which is nothing short of genius.

What was your favorite class and why?
Business Associations with Professor Moon. He taught us business law by using pop culture references and film clips. It was truly a blast and the concepts really stuck. I never knew the Devil Wears Prada could teach me the doctrine of apparent authority.

Write a message thanking people that helped you along the way.
Thank you Rachael Morrissey for being the best clinic partner anyone could ask for. I think we were meant to get paired together. Thank you Sabrina Rubis for always being there through the ups and downs of law school, life, and clinic work. Thank you Professor Goodmark for always challenging me and pushing me to be the best version of myself that I can be. Thank you Bay for – I would need 900 pages to list everything I need to thank you for, so I will just say thank you for being my friend and mentor over these past 2 years. Thank you to my mom who has always believed in me and since I was 10 has been telling me that I would be a good lawyer. Thank you to my husband who deserves an honorary law degree at this point and has supported my law dreams since day 1.

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