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Work experience

Aug 2014Apr 2015

Product Liability Assistant 

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.

May 2014Aug 2014

Certified Law Clerk

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. 

May 2013Apr 2014

Academic and Professional Development Fellow 

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.

May 2013Apr 2014

Law Clerk 

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.

Sep 2010Dec 2011

Subject and Writing Tutor 

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.

Jun 2010Aug 2010

D.C. Intern

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

Aug 2012May 2015

J.D. 

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

Aug 2008Dec 2011

B.A. Politics 

University of California Santa Cruz

GPA: 3.98

Honors: Dean’s List

Thesis: Associations and Institutional Integrity

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