What inspired you to get involved with GW Law following graduation?
My experiences as a student at GW Law inspired me to get involved with the school after graduation, along with a gentle push from friends that were already involved in various alumni programs and volunteer work. As a student, I had many opportunities to interact with legal professionals, many of whom are GW Law alumni. These interactions were invaluable learning experiences for me, both from a personal and professional standpoint. I wanted to provide similar opportunities to existing and future GW Law students.
Tell us about the work you are currently doing for Alumni Association and how do you hope this work continues moving forward?
I am currently a co-chair for the Alumni Association’s Alumni-Admissions Committee, along with my good friends and co-chairs Jake Berdine, JD ‘15 and Matthew Rosenberg, JD ‘16. Together, and with the help of our fellow alumni on the committee, we run the Admitted Students Outreach Program. The main objective of this program is to have GW Law alumni volunteers contact admitted students and answer any questions they may have about GW Law, DC, and/or law school in general. Our goal for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle is to contact at least half of the admitted students (over 1,000 admits), and I am happy to report that we are on pace to meet that goal with the help of 70+ alumni volunteers.
Is there a class or experience during your time as a student that helps you in your career?
Two of my favorite classes that have helped me with my career so far are IP Licensing with Professorial Lecturer in Law David Kacedon and Negotiations with Visiting Professor of Law Robin Juni. These two classes taught me practical legal skills that I use on a daily basis. In fact, I use negotiation skills that I learned from Professor Juni’s class outside of work as well. Although unrelated to my career, I am also very thankful I took former Professor Buchanan’s Federal Income Tax class, especially when filing my tax returns.