The Office of Pre-Professional Advising serves current students and alumni pursuing career interests in the healthcare or law professions. Our role is to help you make informed decisions in your pre-health or pre-law course planning, secure relevant experience, overcome obstacles, and navigate the application process.
Our office offers individual advising appointments, small group meetings, recruitment fairs and informational sessions, specialized workshops and experiential programs, bi-weekly newsletters for pre-health and pre-law highlighting upcoming events and opportunities, online guides and resources, and other services to assist you in every step of your journey to your career.
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INTERVIEW: DEVON A. CORNEAL, JUDICIAL LAW CLERK, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEWJERSEY
Devon Corneal is originally from State College, Pennsylvania. She graduated from State College Area High School in 1990, and then attended The College of William and Mary from 1990-1994, where she played collegiate volleyball for a season before leaving the team to focus on her studies. Devon graduated with a
INTERVIEW: RACHEL E. PATTERSON, DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS FOR DIVERSITY, ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE
Rachel W. Patterson joined AccessLex Institute as Director, Programs for Diversity at the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence in 2017. At AccessLex, Rachel oversees the Diversity Pipeline Research Grant Program and is responsible for implementing the organization’s diversity initiatives designed to help increase the number of underrepresented students admitted
INTERVIEW: POORNIMA RAVISHANKAR, IN-HOUSE SECURITIES LAWYER, UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES
Poornima Ravishankar is originally from New Jersey, though her younger sister will often obnoxiously point out that she was actually born in Philadelphia. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism, then worked as a copy editor at the Metropolitan Opera Publications Group in New York City for 3 years before
INTERVIEW: LINDSAY KRIZ ’17, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW 1L
Lindsay Kriz is from Denver, Colorado, but growing up she also lived in Iowa and California. She was a competitive swimmer for most of her life, which was a factor that lead her to choose to go to Hopkins. While at Hopkins, she studied Biomedical Engineering while competing as a
INTERVIEW: TAMUZ AVIVI ’17, RESEARCH ASSISTANT, WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY
Tamuz Avivi was born in the New York and grew up in Israel. After attending high school in Tel Aviv, she spent two years as a National Service Volunteer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where she interviewed asylum seekers about their asylum claims and conducted research on
INTERVIEW: EMILY PASTRANA ’18, CORPORATE FINANCE LEGAL ASSISTANT
Emily Pastrana is the daughter of Cuban immigrants who moved to Miami, Florida shortly before she was born. The first in her family to go to college, she entered Hopkins knowing that she wanted to major in International Studies. She graduated with honors in 2018, double majoring in Latin American