Graduation Year: 2012
Hometown: Portland has been my home since 2001, but I grew up in Seattle
Undergraduate & Previous Work Experience:
University of Washington, Class of ’99, BA, English, with honors
Teaching Assistant, Legal Analysis and Writing, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Ore., 2011-2012
Research Assistant, Professor John Parry, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Ore., 2011-2012
Paralegal, Ball Janik LLP, Portland, Ore., 2008-2010
Who is your current employer?
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
What is your particular area of interest pertaining to law?
Litigation, civil rights (particularly First Amendment issues), and intellectual property
Were you involved with any extracurricular activities while at Lewis & Clark?
ACLU Student Group, Board Member
Lewis & Clark Law Review, Submissions Editor
ACLU of Oregon, Volunteer
What do you like to do for fun?
DJ, dance, craft projects, and hiking
Favorite places in Portland?
Kelly Point Park, Hoyt Arboretum magnolia gardens in the Spring
Why did you pick Lewis & Clark Law School?
Lewis & Clark has a phenomenal reputation, a beautiful campus, and strong ties to Portland’s legal community. I was also impressed with the school’s focus on cultivating public interest lawyers.
What did you like most about Lewis & Clark?
I felt truly supported by the incredibly caring and professional staff and faculty. I was also continuously impressed by the breadth of knowledge and expertise of my professors, and by the incredible things my fellow students were accomplishing.
What has been your favorite professional experience so far?
Shortly after graduation, I was appointed to the Oregon Justice Resource Center’s board of directors. About six months later, OJRC and the Metropolitan Public Defender jointly launched the Oregon Innocence Project. I am extremely proud to be a part of such important work.
Any advice for current students?
Take the time to do the things you care deeply about and incorporate them into your legal practice.