I am a writer, a storyteller, and someone who accepts that learning is a lifelong process. I love learning about other people's backgrounds, why they are the person they are today, and what makes them tick.
I like to challenge conventional ways of thinking, so that I can better inform and educate others in ways they can actually relate to.
I also am very interested in the relationships and the disconnect between diversity and the workplace, which shouldn't even be a problem in today's day and age but is.
I have a solid journalism background in print, digital, and a three-month internship in broadcast. Within these, I have also experienced working in both community and mainstream news, and I know the difference in coverage and what is more important to their audiences.
I got my B.A. in Communication: Journalism from the University of Washington, along with minors in English (Literature) and Diversity.
As you can probably tell, diversity is very important to me.
So, for those of you who know, you may be wondering: why am I pursuing a Master of Legal Studies degree from Seattle University?
It came as a shock to me also, getting accepted into a competitive private university's law school without an undergraduate GPA of 4.0 or any legal experience whatsoever (other than taking Mass Media Law and Mass Media Ethics at UW).
I believe that I have a great foundation from my first four years of college. I also believe that it's time to start actually turning my far-fetched dreams into reality and stop doubting my potential.
With a master's degree in law, I hope to pursue a concentration in Intellectual Property, Trademark & Copyright Law.
Like I said, I have no legal background, so this would be a great opportunity for me to gain the knowledge I need to pursue my goals.
With both a background in journalism and law, I can see myself working as a legal counsel or project manager for a major media and entertainment conglomerate such as The Walt Disney Company or NBC Universal (my two dream companies to work for!) I see myself helping their teams bring creative ideas to fruition and helping them connect with communities around the world.
As a legal counsel, I can see myself being the one to resolve any legal issues in connection with the development, marketing agreements, licensing, and promotion of anything related to television programs, hard goods, and films owned by ABC Entertainment.
So, my journalism background has definitely been helpful in getting me this far. I want to make sure people can develop the knowledge and skills they need to determine what is "fake news" and what isn't so they can prevent their own communities from being misinformed. I also want people to know their voices are heard and valued by those in higher power.
I want to be able to merge my passions with my career goals and help make these dreams a reality.