Work History

Work History

Product Liability Assistant 

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Schiff Hardin LLP

Provided the product liability team with database management and legal drafting and processing assistance. Additionally, I regularly worked with a variety of team members to accomplish large-scale discovery assignments and case management projects using general and specialized software systems.

Certified Law Clerk

May 2014 - Aug 2014
San Francisco City Attorney's Office 

Deposed city employees in connection with their workers’ compensation claims and assisted attorneys with deposition and trial preparation. In addition, I drafted motions, opinion memorandum, required filings, and presented before the WCAB. 

Academic and Professional Development Fellow 

May 2013 - Apr 2014
Santa Clara University School of Law 

Acted as a mentor to 15 first-year law students in a pilot program focused on promoting effective study habits and mental wellness strategies. These goals were accomplished through regular group and individual sessions with students and regular communication and consultation with program management.

Law Clerk 

May 2013 - Apr 2014
The Miller Law Firm

Assisted with large-scale discovery projects and provided opinion memorandum on developing areas in California’s residential construction law. In addition, I drafted client and media communications, assisted with online presence management, and provided trial and mediation support.

Subject and Writing Tutor 

Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
University of California Santa Cruz 

Provided assistance to various departments and gave supplemental instruction in political science, history, and remedial writing. I provided supplemental instruction to general departments and in conjunction with specific professors in topics ranging from Soviet history to entry-level academic writing. My work in the field was coupled with coursework in writing pedagogy and cultural sensitivity training.

D.C. Intern

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Office of Congressman Mike Thompson 

Led groups of constituents and visitors from California’s 5th congressional district on tours of the Capitol Building and answered and responded to constituent requests both in office and over the phone for information regarding Congressman Thompson’s position on local and national issues.

Education

Education

J.D. 

Aug 2012 - May 2015
Santa Clara University School of Law

GPA: 3.95

Honors: Dean’s List, Witkin Awards in class action and complex litigation, constitutional law II, criminal procedure, evidence, and torts. CALI Awards in immigration law and Islamic Law.

Thesis: Examining the Purpose and the Need for Improvement in California's Residential Construction Defect Laws

B.A. Politics 

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011
University of California Santa Cruz

GPA: 3.98

Honors: Dean’s List

Thesis: Associations and Institutional Integrity

Skills

Skills

Group and Product Management

Formal training in group management, cultural sensitivity, and pedagogy.

Office Software

Experience with Apple and Microsoft office environments and with major office software including: Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Acrobat, Keynote, and Outlook.

Legal, Policy, and Academic Research 

High level of experience with complex research and writing product and presentation