University of Missouri, BA in Psychology, minor in Spanish
Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Women's Law Student Association, SLU LAW Softball League
Scholarships/honors: Dean’s Scholarship
Favorite movie: "Remember the Titans"
Favorite musical artist: Matchbox Twenty
Favorite fictional lawyer: Elle Woods ("Legally Blonde") or Harvey Specter ("Suits") – two polar opposite characters.
Favorite quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” –Nelson Mandela
Why did you want to go to law school?
In a perfect world, I would be a lifelong student and obtain every degree imaginable. Since that is not feasible, I decided to enter into a field that is conducive to learning every single day and is always evolving. With every new case and client, you face a new challenge and situation. A legal career provides you with an opportunity to continuously learn, which is so exciting to me.
What advice would you give first-year students?
Do your best to engage in the things that make you happy, despite having relatively little free time most days. I think this is the key to managing stress and being successful in law school.
What’s most challenging about adjusting to law school?
For me it was definitely time management. It is important to constantly stay on top of every assignment and not allow yourself to fall behind. This is nothing like undergrad and cramming is not going to work.
What are you learning about the law that you didn’t anticipate?
Coming in, I anticipated we would be memorizing laws and statutes and their meaning. Law school is absolutely nothing like that. Instead, you are primarily learning a new way of thinking. In a way, you are learning an entirely new language. Be open to the unexpected.
What impresses you most about the professors here?
They are all so incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable in their respective fields. I also am so impressed with how accessible they are. Every professor truly cares about the success of the students and are always available for help.
How are you taking advantage of the new downtown location (networking opportunities, internships, externships, etc.)?
There is only so much you can learn within the four walls of a classroom, so the opportunity to observe trials and hearings is invaluable. Also, due to our prime location, there is a different speaker over the lunch hour in the building on any given day. I’ve had the chance to listen to and meet judges, attorneys and congressmen, which is pretty incredible.
Where is your favorite place to spend Saturday afternoon in St. Louis?
Busch Stadium. There is no place I would rather be.
Do you have a favorite place to go downtown?
Mississippi Mud and Blondie’s are both great places close to Scott Hall to get some caffeine and study in a new environment.
What would you tell a prospective student about living in St. Louis?
There is so much to do and explore! Wherever your passion or enjoyment lies, you will find something that suits you. From museums and sports games, to great local restaurants and bars, there is always something to do to unwind and relax.
What does St. Louis offer that you didn’t expect?
Great happy hours!