What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
Before venturing abroad this semester to Florence, Italy, I was the Vice President of Programming and Education for the Alpha Phi organization. In addition, I have also held the following positions within the organization: Vice President of Judicial Affairs, Director of Continuous Open Biding, and Junior Panhellenic Delegate. Last summer I interned for the New Jersey (NJ) Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice, which entailed a rigorous application process and a competitive selection pool of over 300 applicants. As a whole, my internship experience has included observing the duties of the NJ Attorney Generals, independently researching human trafficking, and analyzing various issues related to drugs, guns, gangs, civil rights, organized crime, computer crime, and specialized crime. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that have been given to be at Maryland as well as at home and I believe I have gained strong interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical thinking skills I can apply towards my future.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
My major is Criminology and Criminal Justice and I minor in both Law and Society as well as Leadership studies. I am set to sadly leave this incredible university in May of 2017
What is your Hometown?
I am from Wyckoff, New Jersey which is about 4 and a half to 5 hours from Maryland. I love that home is just a car ride away and I am able to see my family and friends whenever I want!
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
After much debate, I have decided that my favorite academic opportunity given to me at Maryland would be studying abroad in Florence, Italy. This opportunity has enhanced my independent nature, cultural perspective, leadership skills, problem solving abilities, and networking tools, all of which are applicable to my interest in a career in law. I have gained a willingness to learn inside and outside of the classroom and have met people that have enriched my life with new outlooks on customs, activities, and traditions. With these new experiences, I believe I have become a more wordier person and more marketable to my law schools and future employers. My abroad experience has bolstered my law school application by revealing my curiosity for diverse experiences and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.