Where will you be living next year, and what will you be doing?
Orange County, CA, USA
What will you be doing?
After completing a Master of Liberal Arts in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, I plan to utilize the knowledge and skills gained in my current position as a Litigation Paralegal. In addition, I plan to apply to law school this fall to attend in the fall of 2023. My long-term goal is to become a civil rights attorney to legally protect people from harassment and discrimination. I’ve chosen to become a civil rights attorney after working with The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-violent Social Change for several years where I’ve had the opportunity to work and meet with influential leaders such as Dr. Bernice A. King, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Jackson Young Jr., former U.S. Representative John Lewis, and Senator Raphael G. Warnock. My experience at The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-violent Social Change has influenced me to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to counter prejudice and bring greater equality to people in the United States as a civil rights attorney.
What advice do you have for Harvard HES students, now that you have graduated?
My advice to Harvard Extension School students is to fully immerse yourself in your selected program and to become fully involved with every opportunity provided. I highly recommend that HES students build strong relationships with faculty members, pursue research, and form lifetime friendships with your classmates.
In what ways has your Harvard Extension degree impacted your career?
After receiving a Master of Liberal Arts in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, I have achieved a greater understanding of how to build an efficient and productive workplace which is essential to developing and growing a law firm. Through this degree, I plan to utilize my knowledge to further my career in law and to become an influential leader in my community.