I attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where I majored in Criminal Justice. There I took a Mock Trial class taught by a federal prosecutor. For the final exam in that class, each student had to try a full case. Also at Shippensburg, I participated on the university football team as a middle linebacker.
As a first year student at Regent, my team finished second in the trial competition and I finished top 8 in my class in the Moot Court competition. I was accepted to the Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Boards for my 2L year. During that year, I competed in the Regent Cup Moot Court Competition and the Texas Young Lawyers’ Association Trial Competition. As a Moot Court Associate, I judged in both the Hassel Moot Court competition and practice rounds to prepare Regent’s Moot Court teams for upcoming competitions.
This past summer, I had the privilege of getting my third year practice certificate and tried misdemeanor criminal cases with the Portsmouth Public Defender's Office. Currently, I am preparing for the Stetson National Pretrial Competition, which is a hybrid competition with both trial and moot court components.