Hometown and Undergraduate School:
Douglasville, GA; University of Georgia
Campus Activities and Organizations:
President, Business and Law Society; Faculty Committee co-chair, Public Interest Law Association; Law Review
Why did you choose to study law?
Since elementary school, I have always wanted to be an attorney. I participated in Mock Trial in both high school and college and it solidified my interest in litigation.
What specific areas of law interest you most and why?
While I haven’t found an area of law that I do not like, I am most interested in business litigation because of my mock trial experiences. I love being in the courtroom and working with sophisticated clients.
How would you most like to make an impact in your chosen field of law?
I have enthusiasm for pro-bono work and encouraging young students to pursue the practice of law. I would love to work with youth in local Mock Trial teams just like my childhood mentors who encouraged me to pursue my passion.
What is your favorite thing about being in law school?
It is so nice to finally be able to learn about what I’ve wanted to learn my whole life. The faculty and staff at GSU are so approachable and helpful, which makes going to class so much more enjoyable.
If you could be invisible for a whole day, where would you go and why?
If I were invisible for the day, I would have to go to the White House, the Pentagon, and the Capitol and see what happens behind the scenes.
What is your favorite attribute of Georgia State Tradition or the College of Law?
I love that the campus is in the middle of downtown Atlanta because it’s in the heart of the city’s legal community and so convenient.
What advice would you give to incoming law students?
Never turn down a networking event. It’s a great way to get to know others in the legal community and to build relationships.
Have you had an internship/externship or other legal work experience? Please describe briefly, if yes.
Yes, I worked for two federal judges in the Northern District of Georgia this past summer and learned so much about how judges operate “behind the scenes.” This gave me a chance to improve my writing skills as well as attend trials and hearings; it was wonderful!
What is the best career preparation advice you’ve received from Career Services office?
Be sure to do full research on a firm before your interview and be able to explain why you would fit in with their culture and are interested in working at that specific firm. Always remember to be yourself and stay positive.