The Baldwin network is so incredibly valuable because it engenders new relationships and conversations about professional aspirations and personal passions. The achievements of my Baldwin class, and those before and after ours, continue to impress and inspire me. The program makes it so easy to tap into an ever-expanding pool of brilliant, driven, fascinating women.
For example, when I was working as a politics reporter in Washington, D.C. and applying to law school, I emailed someone I had never met before. She was an attorney at a firm that specializes in election law and voting rights, which were my beats at The Huffington Post. Although she was obviously incredibly busy, she was still willing to grab a coffee with me one afternoon to discuss her work because she was a fellow Baldwin alumna.
At Duke, I served as president of the debate team, interned with the Women’s Center and wrote a widely-read column for the Duke Chronicle. My pieces provoked conversations about politics and gender on campus and beyond. For example, I exposed the Executive Vice President of the university’s relationship with one of the school’s all-male secret societies, the Trident Society. (Here is a link for your reading pleasure: http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2013/03/trasked-secrecy.) That scoop deepened my resolve to disrupt patriarchal networks in any way I can. Sources tell me the society now accepts women.
I graduated from Berkeley Law in 2019. Then, I clerked for two federal judges: the Hon. James V. Selna of the Central District of California and the Hon. Susan P. Graber of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I currently am practicing media law at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in downtown Los Angeles.