I am currently a 3L at OU Law, where my primary areas of interest lie in policy, advocacy, human/civil rights, and international law. I am proud to serve as the President of Lawyers Against Human Trafficking and as the Founder/President of the newly established Disabled Law Student Association chapter at OU Law.
Following my previous internship with CAIR, I had the privilege of working as an Advisor to the Chairperson of the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In this role, I focused on matters pertaining to Brazil, Portugal, and currently, Senegal. Additionally, I have gained valuable expertise during my time working with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma in their legal department. Through these experiences, I have developed strong skills in legal research, conflict analysis, legal drafting, and a steadfast commitment to trauma-informed lawyering.
Originally from New Braunfels, Texas, I completed my undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. I pursued a double major in Psychology and English (Creative Writing), complemented by an interdisciplinary minor in Legal Studies. As a result of my academic achievements, I was honored as the highest-ranking graduate of the Class of 2020 in the College of Arts and Sciences. During my tenure at Tech, I furthered my knowledge as a teaching assistant, research assistant, and tutor. Moreover, I have actively contributed to crisis hotline centers and participated in political campaigns as a volunteer.
During my leisure time, I indulge in my passion for literature by reading and writing poetry. I also enjoy drinking too much coffee, learning new languages, and spending quality time with my two cats, Zara and Ries. I am genuinely grateful for the opportunity to reunite with the CAIR-OK team this summer and join their Legal Civil Rights Department. I am eager to learn, grow, and contribute to the organization’s mission. Specifically, I am excited to work closely with clients, from intake to resolution, and critically analyze newly passed laws and legislative measures in Oklahoma to assess their impact on the communities CAIR-OK serves.