From law school and beyond, my experiences have shaped my career goals and ignited my drive to focus my career on creating real change for our world.
Three Squares, Inc.
Sustainability & Events Intern April 2017 - July 2017
Project Coordinator August 2017 - March 2018
Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator April 2018 - Present
I initially joined the TSI team to focus on program development for their flagship event, the 8th Annual Women In Green Forum. I am excited to continue to serve as the Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator for the 9th Annual Women In Green Forum this year.
I am proud to have created and developed the plan to expand the Forum's Youth Leadership Mentorship Program, sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. This plan included an engagement strategy to ensure these relationships continue past the Forum, tools to monitor the program's success and goals, and I drafted the mentorship agreement and mentorship guide.
As a result, the program saw the highest participation rate in its history.
In addition, I led the efforts to increase outreach for the Forum to environmental and activist organizations. I communicated directly with external stakeholders to bring them onboard as supporting sponsors, endorsing organizations, and mentors; and served as the liaison for the Forum.
Other duties include: organized and developed materials, drafted external communications to attendees and sponsors, created mobile apps for events, and assisted in marketing efforts.
Since the 2017 Forum, I have assisted with additional sustainability events and projects.
Pepperdine University School of Law
Alumni Bar Mentor may 2018 - july 2018
I provided weekly one-on-one mentorship and personalized feedback on essays, performance exams, and Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) questions for recent Pepperdine Law graduates studying for the July 2018 Bar Exam.
Research Assistant march 2017 - may 2017
I served as the research assistant for Professor Tanya Asim Cooper, Director, Restoration and Justice Clinic, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law.
In this role, I conducted in-depth legal research on intimate partner violence in Greek life on college campuses across the United States.
I analyzed the role of social norms and modern trends in policy, maintained research files, and prepared up to date reports and summaries of findings to contribute to Professor Cooper's article, "Breaking the Code of Silence about Relationship Violence in Collegiate Greek Life."
Kiss The Ground
Media Campaign and Policy Intern February 2017 - May 2017
I joined the team at Kiss the Ground to assist with strategic planning, campaign efforts, and local government outreach for: The Compost Story: the new story of compost as the regenerating, probiotic solution for restoring our land and balancing the climate. This media campaign focused on compost as a tool for creating healthy soils to fight climate change.
I served as the main support to the policy, strategy, and outreach team. I conducted research on relevant legal issues and prepared reports. I developed creative strategies to enhance outreach, researched and recruited strategic launch partners, and located advocacy leaders to build relationships. I utilized my skills in data management to track legislative developments and state policy trends surrounding agriculture, composting infrastructure, and waste management.
Angel Wheels, U.S.A.
Project Coordinator July 2015 - present
I assist in business and program development for Angel Wheels USA flagship program to debut in 2018. Angel Wheels U.S.A. is a full service eco-friendly company aimed at taking all polluting vehicles off the road and replacing them with clean energy vehicles.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching industry and sustainability best practices to develop a marketing and outreach strategy, work closely with staff to develop and execute growth and campaign launch strategies, and draft external communication.
Live Earth: Road To Paris
Legal Extern January 2015 - July 2015
I gained valuable experience as a law clerk for Live Earth: Road To Paris, a series of events in Paris held over 24 hours to bring the world together and amplify our voices to act on climate now. The event led up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference on the Parties (COP 21), where the historic Paris Climate Agreement was reached.
As a legal extern for Live Earth, I assisted with strategic planning and campaign efforts specifically pertaining to obtaining grants and partnerships with NGO's. I conducted research and deal analysis on data and privacy policies of potential partners. I took responsibility for evaluating these companies and the corresponding market research, and drafted reports articulating policy positions that aligned with Live Earth's mission. I worked with staff to develop and execute effective strategies to move the campaign forward, and provided guidance on transactions, legally sensitive communications, and talking points on environmental policy.
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Major Crimes Division Volunteer Law Clerk May 2014 - August 2014
I assisted the Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman with all aspects of the day-to-day tasks during a major death penalty trial, including all aspects of trial preparation and case development.
I researched and drafted a successful memoranda pertaining to DNA Analysis and expert testimony. Through independent legal research and a solid understanding of the issues at hand in this complex area of the law, I crafted an argument that convinced the judge in our side's favor.
In addition, I was the initial contact for both expert witnesses and family members, as I took responsibility for coordinating witnesses for trial. I reviewed and analyzed documents and photographs to prepare exhibit books and the jury questionnaire for jury selection. I also assisted with preparation for opening and closing statements and direct examination.
Climate Reality Leader
On March 2-4, 2017 I trained in Denver, Colorado to become a Climate Reality Leader. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a grassroots network of volunteers that bring the reality of and solutions to the climate crisis to individuals around the world.
While in Colorado I learned about the science of climate change and clean technology initiatives that are already helping cut emissions and energize our economy. I learned a lot about the power of storytelling and personal outreach to inspire others to take action. But most importantly, I learned how to turn my awareness into action.
I was personally trained by Chairman and former Vice-President Al Gore, and a team or world-class scientists, policymakers, communicators and other experts, to promote awareness, develop solutions to the climate crisis, and deliver presentations to audiences across Los Angeles. These presentations serve to educate and raise awareness to build networks of activists.
Trainer: Hillary for America
During the 2016 election, I trained volunteers at the Westside Democratic Headquarters to use the automatic dialer technology to call voters in key battleground states. I assisted with data collection and technology difficulties.
In addition, I made phone calls to key battleground states to collect data and persuade voters on important candidates and propositions throughout the campaign and during the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) weekend leading up to election day.
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D., and Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2016
Dean's List (Fall 2014); UCLA Cyber Crimes Moot Court Competition 2015, Best Overall Brief; Interschool Moot Court Board Chair (2015-2016); Interschool Moot Court Team; Cipolla Closing Argument Competition Honorable Mention; Student Mentor
University of Southern California
B.A., cum laude, Social Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology, Minor, Psychology and Law 2013
USC Dornsife College of Letters Arts & Sciences Dean's List (2011, 2012, 2013); Alpha Chi Omega; Phi Sigma Theta; Gamma Sigma Alpha; Sigma Alpha Lambda; Order of Omega; The National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Psi Chi The International Honor Society in Psychology; Trojan Pride - Conquest Committee