I chose to study law because... ever since I was six, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. The thought of working within our system to effectuate change served as my motivation.​​

I decided to attend DePaul's College of Law because... I knew it offered amazing programs such as the international law program and the public interest law program. In the end, my desire to experience something new solidified my decision to attend DePaul and live in Chicago. In hindsight, I’m glad that I chose DePaul and cannot imagine pursuing my legal career elsewhere. It’s definitely the right fit for me.​

The law class I have most enjoyed here... was criminal procedure with Professor L. Song Richardson. It was a class that not only opened my mind up to what is happening in the criminal justice system, but also led me to what I want to do, which is criminal defense. It was one of those classes with a professor that just made you think. It was a class that made me realize law school was all worth it.​

When I have free time, I like to... run. Actually, I just completed my first marathon! Fortunately, living in Chicago gives me an amazing opportunity to run along the lake. Although I love running, I equally love food and Chicago has amazing restaurants and a variety of different cuisines.​​

For DePaul College of Law students, Chicago is... a great place to be. There is every type of law practiced here and since the Law School is located in the Loop, there are so many resources at your fingertips.​​

DePaul’s College of Law is different from other law schools because... it has a great environment for every type of law. I never felt the evil competitiveness that people told me to expect out of law school. Instead, I found an amazing community full of camaraderie.​

My greatest success has been... being able to help others, especially first year law students ("1Ls"). The Latino Law Student Association has an amazing mentor program and an close-knit community. It’s a great feeling to be able to able to talk to someone about the difficulties of law school, and to support each other during the hard times.​​

After graduation, I plan to... work as a public defender.​​

The one thing I’d like to say to students considering DePaul College of Law... come and visit. See for yourself, talk to students that are studying what you want to study, or if you don’t know, just talk to someone that goes here.​​

Area of Study: Law
Graduation Date: December, 2007
Hometown: Eatontown, New Jersey
Alma Mater:
Awards & Achievements:
  • ​Recipient of the DePaul Law Achievement Scholarship
  • Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois
  • Latino Law Student Association Scholarship
  • Public Interest Law Association Summer Stipend
  • Jack Carey Scholarship (for clerking at the Office of the Cook County Public Defenders)​
Campus Involvement:
  • ​Founder of the Spanish Conversational Group
  • Former Vice President of the Latino Law Student Association
  • Former Secretary of the Student Bar Association
  • Member of the Committee for Public Interest Law​
Current Employment: