Purpose: A minister of justice
Mission Statement: To speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves, to stand up for what is true and right, and to judge all people fairly, so help me God (Proverbs 31:8-9)
Areas of Interest: Law, Writing (Storytelling), and Lifelong Learning
The Pen is my sword. War & Truth, my power and protection. For freedom, justice, and dignity for all.
simply, LADY JUSTICE.
Born and raised in Southern California, I am committed to administering justice in California; and specifically, in Los Angeles or Orange County. To this end, I am studying law to become a California-licensed litigator pursuant to Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 6060 (restated under Title IV, Div. 1, Ch. 3, R. 4.26 of the Rules of The State Bar of California), with a continuous record of acquiring $0 student debt throughout my education.
While in law school, I externed in the Office of the Attorney General at the California Department of Justice. I served under the Correctional Law section, defending the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Additionally, I briefly served under the Health Quality Enforcement section, examining the prosecution of medical doctors for medical malpractice.
Before law school, I was an analyst in Hollywood, the capital of storytelling, at CBS Interactive, a subdivision of CBS Corporation (now, ViacomCBS). Prior to that, I was a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the nation, and a charter school network.
For my education, I was a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford University in England. Also, I earned two master's degrees; one with distinction from Oxford University and the other with high marks from the University of Southern California. For my undergraduate studies, I graduated in the top 10% with latin honors, and invitations from Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and still more.
Every year, I travel to a different country; and so far, I visited countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Previously, I lived in England, Sweden, Taiwan, and South Korea. My favorite place on Earth is Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives, separated from Vanity Affairs.
Fun fact: My name in middle-school French class was "Prudence" so as to give tribute to wisdom.
Relevant Work Experience
>Law Clerk, Civil Law Division
Office of the Attorney General at the California Department of Justice
>Health Quality Enforcement Section
>Correctional Law Section
>Legal Intern, Rushing McCarl LLP
2010 - 2019
>Software Test Engineer, CBSi (ViacomCBS) and Branded Entertainment Network;
>Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District and Celerity Educational Group (a charter school network);
>Intern, Los Angeles City Hall and E! Entertainment Television
J.D. in Law, Trinity Law School
D.Phil. (Ph.D.) Candidate in Education (Economy, Policy, and Society), University of Oxford
M.Sc. with Distinction, in Education (Learning and Technology), University of Oxford
M.A. with 3.9 GPA, in Teaching, University of Southern California
B.A. with Magna Cum Laude, in Communication Studies, CSU Long Beach
Relevant Licenses & Certifications
LexisAdvance Proficiency Certified, LexisNexis
Lexis Advance Practice-Ready Certified, LexisNexis
CELTA, University of Cambridge
State of California Teaching Credential, License #130111240 (expired)
Honors & Recognitions
2019 - 2020
Recipient of Dean's Full-Tuition Merit-Based Scholarship Award (plus monthly $500 stipends), Trinity Law
Recipient of Eight Full-Tuition Merit-Based Law School Scholarships (plus stipends)
Recipient of Dean's Merit-Based Scholarship Award, Pepperdine Law, 1L
Recipient of Clarendon Scholarship Award, University of Oxford
Fall/Spring 2005 - 2010
Distinction, University of Oxford
Magna Cum Laude, California State University-Long Beach
Phi Beta Kappa, California State University-Long Beach
Phi Kappa Phi, California State University-Long Beach
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in the College of Liberal Arts, California State University-Long Beach
Class of 2010 Departmental Honors Recipient, California State University-Long Beach
President's & Dean's Honors List, California State University-Long Beach