Hometown and Undergraduate School:
Huntington, New York
Why did you choose to study law?
It’s a dream I’ve had since the age of six.
What specific areas of law interest you most and why?
After undergraduate school, I worked for ten years in sales and relationship management. During that time, I always took an interest in learning how the different businesses worked and the reasons behind their failures or successes. Thus far, the study of corporate law has satisfied many of these curiosities.
How would you most like to make an impact in your chosen field of law?
I want to empower others to appreciate and to capitalize on the full breadth of their rights. I can remember countless instances where I believed a situation was unfair, but didn’t know what to do about it and ultimately gave in. I feel privileged to know that I’ll soon be in a position to help others fight back.
What is your favorite thing about being in law school?
Overcoming my own expectations. Succeeding here has taught me to trust myself.
Campus Activities and Organizations:
President, Black Law Students Association
Academic Enrichment Program Tutor, Civil Procedure
Graduate Research Assistant to Professor Tanya Washington
If you could be invisible for a whole day, where would you go and why?
I’d follow my twelve-year-old daughter around. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a kid these days.
What are your favorite attributes of Georgia State Tradition or the College of Law?
The diversity; as a non-traditional student I have many classmates of similar ages with backgrounds that I can relate to, which is really valuable when you need to just talk about life for a moment.
What advice would you give to incoming law students?
Don’t believe the hype; with focus this is doable.
Have you had an internship/externship or other legal work experience? Please describe briefly, if yes.
What is the best career preparation advice you’ve received from Career Services Office?
The best advice received was to keep on top of deadlines, to make networking a priority, and to always let my personality shine through. If you’re diligent, I firmly believe there are opportunities to be had, even in this tight market.