I decided to attend Chase because it was the only university in the region that had a law program that was part-time and in the evening. Since I work full time, 40 hours a week, it was important for me to continue to do that. When I found out that Chase was part-time in the evenings, it would not affect my work schedule, I knew this was the place for me to be. And I'm so excited to be here.
So my experience as an African American woman at Chase has been, it's been good. I've really enjoyed getting to know other students, other students that have a lot of diversity in their backgrounds. It's been really phenomenal.
But I would say that the most important thing about my experience here at Chase has been the professors that have made me feel welcome. When anybody asked me about like, what did I do to get prepared? How do I, you know, balance law school and life and being an African American woman? It has really been the experiences of mentors and friends that I have made.
When I started Chase, I told myself, like, I really wanted to make some friends here. Because we know that our social circles can really change your experience. And I have I mean, I have met some amazing women, and men, that have supported me. I've met some amazing professors that have answered my emails at all times of night because they know that I work full-time. And so a lot of times, I'm doing my homework in the evening. But also I think Chase has really tried to make it an inclusive environment. And I think that's the first step.
My goal is to be a family attorney that specializes in fatherhood rights. I heard about the KMK Diversity Case Competition via email. Then, Kate from KMK reached out to me and said, "Hey, we're having a case competition." And she said, "So you should consider it." And so I found that email, I looked at the information, I decided that would be a really great, a great opportunity.
One thing I had to do was find a partner. And so I knew Mia met her at the beginning of the semester, and I reached out to her and I said, "Hey, like, do you want to do this?" Mia and I were working on the case competition till about midnight, starting at about three and going to midnight. So it was a little bit of a wild ride. But it was really nice to really use what I learned in class and apply it to something outside of class, which I hadn't had the opportunity to do. It was great. I really enjoyed it.