Hometowns: Menlo Park, California, and London, England
Education: Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in global studies, minors in mathematics and women, gender, and sexuality studies
What inspired you to go to law school?
I worked for a member of Congress for three years before coming to law school. During that time, I was able to draft and investigate policy across health care, technology, women’s issues, and LGBTQ+ rights, and talk to experts in each field who could offer their perspective on how our systems are actually working. Many of those I talked to were lawyers, and I was inspired by the way they framed issues and thought out sensible solutions that could fix some of the most pressing issues of our time. To be honest, I wanted to be like them, so I applied to law school!
Why Columbia Law School?
I was awed by the incredible faculty. At the time I was applying, there were big debates around antitrust happening in Congress. Once I started reading the literature on the topic to learn more, I found that many of the most-respected experts were professors at Columbia Law. After that, I was set on the school, and I couldn’t be happier with the decision.
What class are you most looking forward to taking?
I look forward to taking the Science, Health, and Information Clinic with Professor Christopher Morten. I really admire the organizations the clinic pairs with, including Doctors for America and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and I’d love to learn from Professor Morten on the issues the clinic focuses on.
What extracurricular interests do you want to pursue while in law school?
I recently took up drumming, and I’m looking to find (novice) bandmates in my 1L class! I hope to take advantage of this next semester to improve my skills and raise the level of the future band.