“Get to know your professors! You'll be surprised how many opportunities come your way.”
Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia
Major: Political Science
Expected Graduated: May 2015
UT Dallas Achievements & Activities
- Fall 2013 Bill Archer Fellow
- President, John Marshall Pre-Law Society (2012-2013)
- Attorney on the Mock Trial team
- Intern at the Innocence Project of Texas's UTD office
- Conducted research for Drs. Champagne and Harpham for their textbook, Governing Texas
- Writer for The Mercury (2011-2012)
Deciding on Political Science
When I came to UTD, I was already planning to be pre-law. Political science gave me the most law-related classes to choose from and made it easy to fit the Archer Fellowship into my degree plan.
My EPPS Success
I owe a lot of my success to setting goals. I knew what I wanted to do when I came to UTD, so I've been able to make the best choices possible to move closer to that goal.
Plans for the Future
Once I graduate, I plan to go straight to law school - preferably Yale, the University of Texas, or the University of Virginia. After that, I expect I will go into litigation or civil liberties law.
Advice to Prospective EPPS Students
Get to know your professors! Talk to them after class, visit them during their office hours, and take an interest in what they do. You'll be surprised how many opportunities come your way.
Pool, hiking, reading, history, and writing.