I worked at Wiscarson Law as an Associate Attorney from January to November, 2011. I have been involved in disability advocacy in various capacities for a number of years, beginning at a nonprofit where I administered contracts with several vocational rehabilitation centers. While attending law school at Howard University School of Law, I also clerked at the National Disability Rights Network, where I realized the pressing need for more advocates for parents of children with special needs. I have a tremendous passion for special education, and also have interest in the practice areas of guardianship, social security, and higher education. I am licensed in the State of Oregon.
Originally from Arlington, Virginia, I moved to Portland immediately after graduating from law school, realizing a dream of mine that began after a series of trips taken throughout the State.
When I am not working, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and watching sports along with a cold Portland microbrew.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Contracts||Howard University School of Law||2008|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Legal Writing II||Howard University School of Law||2008|
|Associate Attorney||Wiscarson Law||2010 - 2011|
|Summer Law Clerk||National Disability Rights Network||2009 - 2009|
|Intern - Office of National Affairs||Drug Policy Alliance||2009 - 2009|
|Summer Intern||Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr||2008 - 2008|
|Project Analyst - Business Development||NISH East Region||2005 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Phi Alpha Delta||Vice Justice||2008 - 2009|
|Lancer Student Investment Fund||Senior Economic Advisor||2003 - 2004|
|Lancer Student Investment Fund||Member||2002 - 2003|
|Howard University School of Law||Juris Doctor||2010|
|Longwood University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
|rise 22nd Annual Parent Conference||Scrutinizing Your IEP Like an Attorney: Let an attorney teach you how to scrutinize your IEP so you can collaborate with your school to obtain appropriate services for your child and a legally compliant IEP.||2011|
|Building Futures||“Section 504” Accommodations: Your Responsibilities After High School Graduation||2011|
|Building Futures||Planning for the Future: Who Needs a Guardian?||2011|
|Percentage of Cases Settled in 2011||Wiscarson Law has settled 93.33% of state complaints, state due process filings and Office for Civil Rights Complaints filed to date in 2011 for its clients, without completing the formal decision-making process.|