Above all, I want to be a public servant. Throughout undergrad, I had several wonderful leadership opportunities and I continued to stay involved on campus and within my community as a law student. I discovered my affinity for criminal law during my 1L year of law school, after taking Professor Ray Diamond’s class. The reason I am so passionate about the criminal justice system is because it encompasses everything that I love: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Liberties, and Policy Reform.
Over the course of my law school career, I have had the unique opportunity to work for both the Office of the Public Defender in Pensacola, Florida, and also for the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office in Southeast Louisiana. During my last semester of law school, I worked as a Student Attorney as part of the LSU Juvenile Defense Clinic. Additionally, I also worked as a research assistant for Professor Darlene Goring, focusing on immigration and elder law issues.
Although I really enjoy the practice of criminal law, I have had several wonderful opportunities to work on civil issues as well. During the summer of 2014 while working in Washington, D.C. at the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC), chaired by Rep. Jeff Miller, I was tasked with several intensive research projects, for both the Oversight & Investigation subcommittee and the Disability & Memorial Affairs subcommittee. During the fall semester of my 2L year, I worked for the Louisiana Department of Justice in the Special Litigation Division of the Attorney General’s Office.
I went to law school because I have seen too many injustices during my short time on this earth. I am a firm believer in the sanctity of the Constitution because I realize that people all over the world are dying for the same protections that I have already been afforded. Because of this, I have made a vow to myself to be a voice for the voiceless. I want to be an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves.