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EducationDouble Major at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - BA in Journalism and Mass Communications, Political Science - with Honors
JD at New York University School of Law
ExperienceI want to tutor because I have a talent for understanding academics and teaching it to others, and I like to help.
Part-time Mentoring and tutoring through various programs 2002-2009
LSAT: 161, SAT verbal: 710, SAT math: 700, valedictorian
Journal of Law & Business, Staff Editor (August 2007 – May 2008)
Student Advocate, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, (January 2009 – May 2009)
Honors Thesis: Reporting Whodunit: Two Major Newspapers’ Treatment of the Warren Commission Findings
Radio news writer and broadcaster for Carolina Connection
FREELANCE, New York, NY
Contract Attorney, September 2011 – November 2014
Reviewed documents on wide variety of litigation matters for Am Law top 100 law firms, including multi-million dollar merger.
HILL & MOIN LLP, New York, NY
Litigation Associate, December 2009 – April 2011
• Drafted winning respondents’ brief in Bustos v. Lenox Hill Hospital, 80 A.D.3d 539 (1st Dep’t 2011), supporting a successful motion to renew and consider plaintiffs’ expert affidavit where defendant failed to timely provide discovery.
• Drafted successful briefs in opposition to summary judgment, obtaining expert opinion for some.
• Developed trial strategy, prepared direct- and cross-examination, prepared expert witness and drafted oppositions to motions in limine and for directed verdict; reviewed medical documents.
• Digested and second-seated insurance-related depositions. Second-seated framed-issue hearing and mediation; conferenced cases for settlement, mediation and discovery; orally argued motion; drafted federal documents.
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP, New York, NY
Summer Associate, May 2008 – August 2008
Wrote research memoranda, including on permissible consumer loan products. Assisted in drafting contract and pleading.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Miami, FL
Law Clerk, May 2007 – August 2007
Drafted opposition to class certification in housing case. Wrote research memoranda, including First Amendment issue.
NEWSDAY, Washington, DC
Staff Writer, Washington Bureau, June 2005 – August 2005
Researched, interviewed for and wrote articles for the National and Foreign news desks. Cited by academic articles.
NEWS & OBSERVER, Raleigh, NC
Staff Writer, Features Desk, June 2004 – August 2004
Researched, interviewed for and wrote articles. Contributor for HGTV.
THE DAILY TAR HEEL, Chapel Hill, NC
Staff Writer, State and National News Desk, Features Desk, August 2002 – May 2006
Researched, interviewed for and wrote articles. Interviewed Sen. John Edwards.
BAR ADMISSIONS New York
Fun Facts: India was the only person in her county to get a perfect score on the 4th grade writing test. She was a weekly columnist for The Sampson Independent from 2000-2002.
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