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Q. Tell us about your path to law school and the legal profession.
I attended Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY as an undergraduate, majoring in philosophy, with a minor in art history and legal studies. My focus was in logic-based philosophy courses, which combined my love of humanities and mathematics. During undergrad, the head of the philosophy department introduced me to alumni who went into various professions after college. I was inspired by several judges that I met. I really gravitated towards a potential legal career and quickly knew that law school was my next step.
As for DePaul, I wanted to go to a law school in a vibrant urban area. I looked at law schools in New York City, Boston and Chicago. After a visit to the College of Law, I fell in love with Chicago and knew this was the place for me.
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