I’ve always been an island girl; I grew up on Long Island and I chose to attend college at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. The environment I grew up in caused me to be passionate about the water, the government, and the legal system. These three interests were main factors when I chose my college and major. I knew I wanted to go to a university near the water that offered a pre-law program and a political science major. These criteria led me to choose Roger Williams University because I could have a water view from my dorm room and study both law and the government.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go to law school and become a lawyer. As a first-semester freshman, I decided to double major in legal studies and political science. However, after receiving advice from one of my professors advising against the legal studies major, I decided to not double major in legal studies and wanted to study economics. After taking economics my sophomore year, I went into my junior year determined to make economics my second major. However, I spent the first semester of my junior year in Washington D.C. interning with the Public Affairs team at The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). While spending time in Washington D.C. and interning at ALEC, I met many great people and had many great experiences which ultimately led to my interest in political communication. When I went back to Rhode Island for the second semester of my junior year, I had my heart set on making communication my second major. But, for timing reasons, it did not work out. So, today, I am a political science major with a double minor in economics and global communication and I am also currently studying for law school.