Thank you to Lewis & Clark College (my undergraduate school), Steve Hunt (my first college debate coach), and Bjorn Stillion Southard (my last college debate coach) for encouraging me to accomplish my goals. Thank you for helping me decide to go to law school.
Thank you to my Lakeridge High School debate team for teaching me responsibility as an 18/19 year old coach. All of you mean so incredibly much to me. I hope to see all of you achieve your goals in life.
Thank you to Dan Rohlf, Karen Smith Geon, Craig Johnston, and everyone at Earthrise for showing me how wonderful law school can be. Spending my last year of college with you was the last push I needed to choose Lewis & Clark as my law school.
Thank you to my past supervisor at the Oregon State Bar, George Wolff, for encouraging me through my first year of law school. Your guidance and support was very helpful, especially as I struggled to figure out the "system."
Thank you to Toni Berres Paul, my favorite professor in school. You made law school worth it in so many ways. I appreciated all of your guidance and honesty over the last three years. I am so lucky to have had you for Legal Analysis & Writing and Advanced Legal Writing. I am even more thrilled to be able to spend my last semester with you as your TA. You have been wonderful.
Thank you to Erin Ryan, the best Negotiations professor I know. You taught me how to be more assertive and have higher goals. You taught me how to be more confident. These lessons have made me a stronger person. I cannot thank you enough.
Thank you to Sandy Patrick, Daniel Barnett, my Purple Pod students last year, and the Legal Analysis & Writing Department. Serving as your TA was a fun and rewarding experience. All of you taught me how much I love working with people. Perhaps, one day, I will be back. ;)
Thank you to the OSB Diversity & Inclusion program, Judge Darleen Ortega, J.B. Kim, and the Lewis & Clark Academic Enhancement Program. Your constant support has helped me and many others make it to the end. I hope to one day see more diversity in the Oregon legal community. I have every intention to give back.
Thank you to Meredith Price, a recent graduate, who inspired me, pushed me to work hard, and encouraged me to never give up.
Thank you to the best job ever. I am so thankful for the opportunity and I am so excited to continue on as a trial attorney this fall.
Thank you to Orange Pod for being the best podmates during 1L year. I had a blast with all of you. A special thanks to my 1L study and car ride buddies, Kate Shumway and Erin Williams. Also, a special shout out to my 1L lunch-time buddies, James Henry and Alex Coberly -- thank you for making me feel like I am funny.
Thank you to my law school desi friends. It was so wonderful to have a small community this year. Also, thank you to my best law school friend and support, Sandy Dhesa. You made 3L year so much better.
Thank you to all of the other amazing professors, classmates, and friends in school with me too. So many of you have encouraged, supported, helped, and befriended me. I appreciate it more than you know. I am excited to work with many of you in the future and see all of you succeed.
Thank you for the best moments during the start of 3L year. It felt like a dream too good to be true.
Thank you to the incredible students who let me blog about them in my "Snapshots of a J.D." You all have inspiring stories and I am thankful you were willing to share.
Thank you to my fellow bloggers and Admissions for keeping this blog alive. I loved being able to represent the school. I hope to see more posts from other amazing students in the future.
Thank you to Dean Klonoff and Associate Dean Spence. Every year, you both successfully made Lewis & Clark even better.
Thank you to my family and non law school friends. I couldn't have done it without you.
Last, thank you to all of the readers. I hope that one of these posts made an impact on someone at some point. That would mean the world.
All the best,