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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…
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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…
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INTERVIEW: ALI ARMAN, 1L, CORNELL LAW SCHOOL

Ali Arman hails from Walnut Creek, California. During her middle and high school years, she discovered a passion for political advocacy and social justice, which lead to her major in Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley. While at Berkeley, she was active in anti-sexual assault and Title IX advocacy…
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INTERVIEW: KELLY CRAWFORD, SENIOR ATTORNEY, FEDEX GROUND

Kelly Crawford grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and started undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh. After two years of trying a class from nearly every major — engineering, math, psychology, stats, neurobiology, and even ROTC — Kelly realized her desire to go into criminal law. As a result, Kelly transferred…
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INTERVIEW: IRV NATHAN (JHU ’64), LITIGATING ATTORNEY

Irvin Nathan is a retired partner at the firm of Arnold & Porter, Kaye Scholer. He counseled and represented individuals, corporations, and professional services organizations in complex civil and criminal litigation and investigations. He also counseled clients on legal ethics, Congressional investigations, District of Columbia affairs, and other issues related…
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INTERVIEW: TING LIU (JHU ’16), DUKE LAW 1L

Ting Liu is originally from a small coastal city in southern China. She moved to New Jersey when she was 14 and attended high school there. At Hopkins, she double majored in Public Health and Economics and double minored in Entrepreneurship and Management and Financial Economics. Ting was very involved…
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