I am currently a senior majoring in Political Science and Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington. While I have always been captivated by our criminal justice system and the many complex issues that surround it, it wasn’t until I began taking courses at the University of Washington that I began to comprehend just how imperfect our system really is. Throughout the course of my studies, I have been given ample opportunity to hone in on specific areas of interests and my enthrallment with how our criminal justice system adversely impacts lower-income sectors of the population has only deepened. I had always wanted to work with a non-profit law firm, and was thrilled to be a member of the team at the Northwest Consumer Law Center and contribute to its growing success in combating consumer justice issues.
During my internship, I was involved in a number of interesting projects. I assisted an attorney with an amicus brief by scouring the web for legal research that could be cited to support the NWCLC’s position on the case. In addition, I was given the responsibility of drafting a petition in a bankruptcy case under the supervision of another attorney. The invaluable exposure to consumer justice issues that I gained through my work at the Northwest Consumer Law Center has only reaffirmed my commitment to social justice and to ensuring everyone receives the same protections in our justice system, regardless of income. I feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to refine and develop my skillset and am incredibly excited for what’s to come.