Majors in Political Science (emphasis in American Politics) and Philosophy (emphasis in Ethics and Public Policy), Minor in Professional Writing
For the Spring quarter of 2018, I interned with Honorable Judge Frank Ochoa at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle in Downtown Santa Barbara. Throughout the internship I was able to: observe mediation and arbitration disputes and client in-take meetings, read through case files and discovery, perform a comprehensive review of and summarize the discovery to create a strong organizational framework for court proceedings, research and find background information for a multitude of cases, re-draft documents such as op-eds, amendments, and legal arguments, and attend court hearings and Santa Barbara City Council meetings, and more.
In the fall, I will be attending McGeorge School of Law, a private American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school associated with University of the Pacific, located in Sacramento, CA. I hope to emphasize in either criminal law, civil law, or public polity matters.
Why I chose the Civic Engagement Track:
I was initially drawn to the civic engagement track due to the types of courses offered as pre-requisites. I knew that I wanted to take Legal Writing (107L) due to its practical experience to the real world, but found similar results from additional courses within this track. All courses that I took within the writing program (2, 107L, 105PD, 107J, 109ED) gave me new skills and resources that I could use in my writing in a professional setting.
My most memorable moments at UCSB were:
A few highlights from my time at UCSB include: joining Phi Alpha Delta (a co-ed, pre-law fraternity) and growing close to like-minded individuals, competing as a part of UCSB's equestrian team, enjoying time at the beach, going on hikes (to inspiration point, lizard's mouth, and Knapp's Castle), going to the pumpkin patch in the fall, running the Turkey Trot 5k each year, winning intramural flag football championships a few times, connecting with professors that have helped shape my future and become mentors, and finding friends that became like a second family.