“I make a point of learning as much about everything as I can.”
Hometown: San Diego, California
Major: Political Science
Expected Graduation Date: May 2016
UT Dallas Achievements & Activities
- Attorney on the Mock Trial team
- Attorney on the Moot Court team
- Delegate on the Model United Nations team
- Secretary, John Marshall Pre-Law Society
- President, Whoosh the Vote
- Supplemental Instructor for Principles of Macroeconomics
- EPPS Freshman Blogger
- National Merit Scholar
Deciding on Criminology
Since I first watched an episode of Law & Order, I knew that I wanted to be involved in the law. I wanted to know how it was made, how it was interpreted, and how it was enforced. Political science was the best way to learn about the law, so I knew what major I would study well before I started college. Fortunately, UT Dallas has plenty of wonderful political science professors to help me along my way.
My EPPS Success
In my time at UT Dallas, I haven't met a single professor or other faculty member who wasn't kind and interested in helping me become the best student I can be. Everyone is here to learn and to foster a strong academic culture. Also, as an out-of-state student, I'm always grateful for the excellent facilities at UT Dallas. Were it not for the amazing on-campus housing, dining hall, and activity center, I could still be a smart student, but I probably wouldn't be as healthy and happy as I am here.
Plans for the Future
After I graduate from UT Dallas, I will go to law school. My goal is to be admitted to Yale Law School, but I will be happy as long as I attend one of the top 15 law schools in the country. From there, I'll start some sort of career in the law. I don't know exactly what I want to be yet, but I'm leaning towards work with the government. Ultimately, I want to be a judge, and my biggest dream is to become a Supreme Court Justice.
Advice to Prospective EPPS Students
Build a relationship with your professor. Sit at the front of class, ask questions, give feedback, and do whatever you can to remind him or her that you exist. More importantly, remind him or her that you care about the class and are interested in the subject you're discussing. When you're in their good graces, better opportunities will come your way during and after your college career.
I make a point of learning as much about everything as I can. I read, I listen to NPR, I surf the web, and more. I also write fiction as a hobby and love to discuss politics with anyone who's willing to have a civil conversation. Of course, I also like to unwind every so often, so I read comic books, watch cartoons, and play video games. I also wear a Stetson. Stetsons are cool.