I grew up in Missouri in a smaller town called Marshfield. I attended Missouri State University and received my bachelor’s in city planning. After going through my degree program and working with real world professionals in the planning community I learned just how important an understanding of law is to city planning. Those experiences and my time at a personal injury firm in Springfield Missouri solidified my desire to come to law school and use my law degree to further the impact I could make in communities in my future.
I originally planned on staying in Missouri for law school and stay close to home, but I toured OCU and as soon as I did, I knew it would be my home. Getting my acceptance letter from the school was one of the best moments in my memory! (I might have cried) Everyone I met here, from the ambassadors, professors and staff were all so genuinely excited to talk about OCU and show me what a great community it is. It’s easy to feel homesick after getting used to being so close to family for so long, but OCU offers the best community to combat that and I have never been more grateful. My first year of law school was tough, but it was extremely fun, and I learned more than I ever thought I would.
This summer I am interning in the Administrative Office of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. So far, I have enjoyed it and I look forward to the rest of the summer learning the ins and outs of the office and the court itself. I almost did not apply for the internship, but I am glad I took a chance on it and it worked out. It’s the same with law school, I never thought I would get accepted anywhere, but I applied anyway and was accepted! I hope to use my personal experiences with moving and attending OCU law school to help showcase how great a school that it is to any prospective student!