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JD Candidate, University of Alabama School of Law


Aug 2010May 2014

Bachelor of Science

University of North Alabama

Geography, concentration in Business Geography

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

GPA: 3.85

LEGAL Experience

June 2018August 2018

Finch Initiative Fellow

Hon. Benjamin M. Bowden, Circuit Court, Covington County Alabama
May 2018June 2018

Legal Intern

Legal Services of Alabama, Birmingham office
July 2017Aug 2017


Legal Services of Alabama, Huntsville office

Conducted client intake interviews

Reviewed and triaged applications for service

Edited brief submitted to the Eleventh Circuit

Designed hand-out to promote focus area to community

May 2017June 2017

Summer Clerk

White Arnold & Dowd, P.C.

Attended consumer arbitration hearings and took notes to submit to client

Reviewed deposition transcripts

Authored memos regarding matters of probate, visitation rights, and Public Service Commission regulations

Created a “cheat-sheet” of statute for quick reference in trial

Community outreach


Free Legal Advice Clinic, 2017

Conducted intake interviews and paperwork for the community clinic at the Tuscaloosa Public Library

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force, 2017

Scanned and archived photos and documents for community collection day

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, 2017

Adopted shelter dog for an afternoon

Shoals/North Alabama

Florence Wine Fest, 2017

Collected and submitted order forms from patrons

Portion of proceeds support Raising the Bar: a Community Fund for UNA

College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador, 2015-2016

Welcomed and greeted donors at fundraising events and open house for Science and Technology Building

Participated in a student round table discussion regarding ensuring student success at UNA and my experience as an undergraduate and graduate student in the Department of Geography

Represented UNA and the College of Arts and Sciences as a volunteer for the Shoals Robotics competition

Custodial Appreciation Luncheon, 2011, 2013, 2014

Served a late night dinner to the UNA custodial staff to show appreciation for their hard work throughout the year

Walk-a-Mile, 2011, 2012, 2014

Walked a mile in high heeled shoes around downtown Florence to increase community awareness for domestic abuse

Annual Senior Winter Ball, 2011 and 2012

Dance partner with local nursing home/assisted living residents

Make a Wish Faculty-Student softball game, 2011 and 2012

Participation raised money for the Make a Wish foundation

Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, August 2010 to 2014

Easter Egg Hunts

Movie nights and cook outs at the ATO house

Chuck E. Cheese Party

Skate parties

Halloween Carnival

United Way of the Shoals, 2010-2013

Participated in Step Show in 2010

Participated in Step Sing in 2011, 2012, 2013

Programs annually help raise approximately 2% of the total budget for United Way of the Shoals

Tornado relief effort, 2011

Assisted a family in Hackleburg, AL pick up debris from their house destroyed by the April 27th tornado outbreak

Volunteered at a warehouse that housed clothing, personal hygiene, and food items for tornado victims

Keep the Shoals Beautiful, 2011

Picked up one hundred and forty pounds of trash around W.C Handy Head Start

Shoals Community Soup Kitchen, 2011

Volunteered to clean dishes and take trash from community patrons

Coat Drive for Salvation Army, 2011 and 2013

Stood outside without a coat in the cold to get the community's attention for underprivileged citizens who go without coats every day

Operation Christmas Child/Christmas Angel 2010-2013

Purchased and organized items for boxes for local underprivileged children

Awards and Organizations

Order of the Samaritan Award, University of Alabama School of Law, 2018

Pro Bono Award, University of Alabama School of Law, 2018

Dean's Community Service Award, University of Alabama School of Law, 2018

Ambassador, University of Alabama School of Law, 2017-2018


Hall of Fame Award, University of North Alabama, 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student, University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, 2015

Outstanding Graduate Assistant, University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, 2015

UNA College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador, 2015-2016


Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Inductee, 2012

Esri Campus Ambassador, 2015-2016

Esri Student Assistant at International User Conference in San Diego, 2014

Other Experience

Aug 2014May 2016

Graduate Assistant

Department of Geography, University of North Alabama

Facilitated lab portion of GE111 courses

Overhauled previous website formatting and content

Developed 2014 and 2015 Department Newsletter

Created and maintained social media accounts for Department

Generated recruitment materials for undergraduate and graduate programs

Established a brand and interactive presence for the Department

May 2015Aug 2015

Intern, Technical Support Team

Esri, Charlotte Regional Office

Selected from a competitive applicant pool (1 of 120 selected out of more than 5000 applications)

Researched and investigated customer support cases using critical thinking, troubleshooting, and communication skills

Presented project on rental affordability in most populous 50 US cities using multiple products in the ArcGIS platform including ArcMap 10.3.1, ArcGIS Pro 1.1, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Server, and WebApp Builder

May 2013Aug 2014

Member Service Representative/Financial Guru

Listerhill Credit Union

Maintained accurate cash drawer totals and security procedures

Documented daily branch cash totals in Excel spreadsheet

Set up new memberships

Created visible presence on college campus to increase student membership

Dec 2012Dec 2013


Alpha Tau Omega

Chief executive of a chapter of 48 men who excel in academics, community service, and brotherhood

Managed all communication to the national fraternity, university, and board of trustees

Implemented and led a strategic planning session to establish organizational core values, mission statement, and vision statement

Chapter received the following awards during tenure: Dr. Daniel Leisure Award (University of North Alabama, Most Outstanding Greek Chapter), True Merit Award (Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity, Outstanding Chapter), Erskine Mayo Ross Community Service Award (Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity, 2nd Runner Up, over 12,000 community service hours documented), Excellence in Recruitment, Academics, and Board of Trustees (Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity)

Apr 2012Apr 2013


Student Government Association

Reformatted, brought up-to-date, and e-published Code of Laws and Constitution

Attended weekly Senate, Programming Council, and Executive Council meetings

Maintained and updated SGA website with minutes from all SGA meetings

Jun 2008July 2010

Student Worker

UG White Mercantile

Customer service representative

Stocked and organized shelves

Inventoried new supplies