Public Service & Volunteer Positions
King County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
While working as a legal clerk and considering Law School, I advocated for the rights of abused and neglected children. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), I researched the unsafe living conditions of my CASA kids and worked alongside the Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS) to make recommendations. I then attended hearings to report my findings to the King County court. All three of my cases were successfully adopted into safe, loving homes.
Bellevue United FC & Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association, soccer coach
Since 1998, I've coached five soccer teams for 1-5 consecutive seasons. My goal (pun always intended) is to teach a love for and an understanding of the game, while reinforcing sportsmanship and respect.
The values learned on the field always translate off the field.
Rwanda Girls Initiative, Gashora Girls Academy ST, writing mentor
My volunteer commitment for Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology in Rwanda, involves working with students their senior year of high school; to find their unique voice as they complete writing-related coursework and college essays for application to international universities.
Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology