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Student Spotlight - Member of the Month Program
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Bio of Nominee

I'm a rising 2L at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law who successfully completed the spring 2020 semester while homeschooling my three children aged 5, 8 and 11 and survived sickness and a total computer meltdown while taking online classes. I'm truly thankful to the support that I received from family, classmates, faculty, staff and administration to make it through this tough semester. Before coming to law school I served seventeen years as K-12 classroom educator in Paris, St. Louis and New Orleans. Before that I worked as an advocate for adults with disabilities. And prior to that I worked with homeless families living on the United States-Mexico border. As a teacher I implemented countless social justice and sustainability projects, and intend to focus my law career on environmental law. I am particularly proud of work I did in collaboration with the Ecologic Institute in Washington, D.C. and Berlin that brought students together from two continents to advocate for future-focused environmental policies in Washington, D.C. Summer 2020 I had the opportunity to put my law skills to use interning at the Louisiana Attorney General's Office in the Department of Lands and Natural Resources.

Achievements or Recognition

Louisiana Department of Justice, Civil Division, Department of Lands & Natural Resources (virtual) Summer Intern, Summer 2020 United States Green Building Council Louisiana Forward Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana Panelist, October 2019 Ecologic Institute Climate Kids Program, New Orleans, Louisiana & Washington, District of Columbia Pilot Member/Educator, Spring Semester 2019 Climate Kids Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana School Organizer, Spring 2019 Flip the House of Representatives, New Orleans, Louisiana Local Organizer Fall 2018 #Enough National School Walkout, New Orleans, Louisiana Local Organizer, Spring 2018 Fulbright Grant Recipient, Villejuif, France Exchange Teacher, 2007-2008 NPR Affiliate, Little Rock, Arkansas Guest Essayist: “New Orleans Should Be Rebuilt-This I Believe” October 2007 EF Educational Tours, London to Rome Group Leader, June 2005 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Louis Chapter, Missouri Volunteer Athlete/Fundraiser, Winter & Spring 2002 South Bay Community Services, San Diego, California Americorps Volunteer, August 1999-August 2000 San Diego Interfaith Shelter Network, San Diego, California Site Coordinator, Spring 2000 Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri M.A. Education and Innovation, Summer 2013 Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri B.A. Political Science, French, and International Studies 1999

Phi Delta Phi Involvement

I was inducted into the Hall in Spring 2020 shortly before we started online classes, but I look forward to future involvement.


What makes Phi Delta Phi stand above the rest?  It’s you! Phi Delta Phi Student Members are the best of the best, throughout the world and throughout time. We are proud of all our student members and want to show it. The Student Spotlight - Member of the Month Program is a new feature and we are launching it as a way to give our student members their due recognition.

Each month we want to feature a Student Spotlight - Member of the Month on the Phi Delta Phi website, our LinkedIn Group, our Facebook Page, Facebook Group, twitter feed and through a member email blast.

Don’t be humble, don’t be shy. We know how hard all Phis have worked to get where they are today. This is a chance to gain recognition while helping you connect and network with fellow Phis! Use the form below to nominate yourself or another candidate for the PDP Student Spotlight - Member of the Month Program.