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After graduating from Grand Valley in May 2010 with a major in political science and minors in criminal justice and history, I attended law school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. During my second year of law school, I was a judicial intern in the Third Judicial Circuit Court - Family Division in Wayne County. I worked in the Solution Oriented Domestic Violence Prevention Court, a specialized court that tailored to the needs and challenges surrounding a domestic violence domestic relations case. After interning there for a year, I became a law clerk with the Michigan Department of Attorney General in the Criminal Division. I was given the opportunity to work on cases including election fraud, human trafficking, homicide, cold case sexual assault, tax fraud and continuing criminal enterprises.
I graduated from law school in May 2013, sat for the Michigan Bar in July and was sworn into the State Bar in November. I am currently practicing at a firm in Southfield, primarily working in probate/estate planning and domestic relations cases.
I volunteer my time through the Grand Valley Alumni Ambassador program, attending high school fairs. It's a great way to give back to my local community and my Laker community at the same time. I am truly thankful for my education from Grand Valley, as it vastly prepared me for the challenges I came across in both life, and in law school. I had professors at GVSU who challenged me every day to do my best work, push my limits and achieve my goals. The programs I took during undergrad fully prepared me for the challenges law school presented.