As an undergraduate at UNLV, you studied in China for a semester. How did that go?
It was a fantastic experience. I went my sophomore year and ended up living there for about six months. I backpacked a lot, immersed myself in the culture, and experienced a country completely different from ours. I believe it was my first real culture shock and actually became a real advantage for law school — learning how to forget everything you thought you knew and trying to see things from new perspectives
What class at Boyd was the most challenging for you?
The most difficult class at Boyd for me would have to have been Civil Procedure. I really struggled to wrap my head around that class initially, and I had to constantly remind myself that I was a reading a case for a specific reason related to legal procedure rather than most of the substance the case consisted of. After that semester classes all felt much more straightforward.
And your next destination is San Francisco, right?
Yes, the next chapter for me is in San Francisco. I did my summer at Morrison Foerster in their SF office and had a wonderful experience. I was really excited to work in a setting where I was doing strictly transactional legal work. I had pursued those experiences in my first couple years in law school — through my course load and corporate internship — but those opportunities are few and far between. It wasn’t until last summer that I realized that was what I really wanted to do. I will be heading back after I graduate to work in the Corporate Group doing primarily mergers and acquisitions as well as some work on emerging companies and venture capital projects. The plan is to eventually end up in an in-house role with an awesome company.