April 2013 Student of the Month
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Minors: Forensic Science, Spanish
- Violence, Terrorism & Public Policy
- Hispanic Cinema
- Sociology of Education
- Intern, Wake County District Attorney’s Office, Spring 2013
- Research and Marketing Assistant, Enepay Corporation (Raleigh), Apr–Nov 2012
- Volunteer Intake Specialist, Legal Aid North Carolina, Fall 2012
- Volunteer Tutor, Wake County Juvenile Literacy Center, Spring 2012
- Member, Delta Delta Delta sorority
- Member, Pre-Law Student Association
- Oaks Scholarship, Elon University School of Law, beginning Fall 2013
What are your future plans for further study or career?
Following law school, I hope to go into Criminal Law as a prosecutor.
Why did you select CHASS?
This seemed to be one of the few schools that offered Criminology as a major. The focus in the college is on learning about different people and cultures, and there is a tremendous variety of courses and ideas.
What has been your biggest challenge at NCSU?
It has been adapting to different teaching styles and expectations.
Have any individuals made a difference for you here at NCSU?
Yes! Dr. DeAnn Judge in Sociology has been there for me many times to offer advice or just listen when I am stressed. Dr. Brett Clark, also in Sociology, wrote a law school recommendation for me. He really helped me to see the potential I had within myself.
What advice would you give incoming students?
Take your time in college seriously – from the beginning. It is easy to get off track with social activities, but remember why you are here and make sure school comes first. Time management is extremely important; an overly active social life is not sustainable over the long run.