MENTORSHIP
MOTION TO SUCCEED
DC SUMMER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 

Class of 2019 Summer Mentees

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  • Home state:

    • I’m actually from the DMV. Commuted to schools in Virginia (where I was born) from Maryland (where I was raised) throughout my life. Now I work and live in DC. 

  • What made you decide to go to law school:

    • While I’m not in law school yet, my interest in the profession actually stems from my background in computing. I not only learned how to code and analyze data but wrote papers surrounding policies, legal issues, and ethical implications surrounding a variety of emerging technologies, too. 

  • What practice of law you would like to pursue:

    • I’m still figuring that out since I’m not in law school yet, but some areas I’m broadly exploring now relate to cybercrime and cybersecurity, privacy, and intellectual property. 

  • What you are hoping to get from the mentorship program:

    • My curriculum leaves very little room for me to explore outside STEM. On top of that, studying as a distance student means I don’t have access to any of my professors, teaching assistants, or classmates, too. I consequently hope to meet others who care deeply about writing and research as well as legal professionals who can help challenge and mentor my ideas in ways I don’t have at Harvard. 

  • One interesting fact about yourself:

    • I came to college late because I spent three gap years backpacking and cycling after high school. 

Harvard University, Undergraduate Class of 2020 (Computer Science, Psychology, and Art)

Jeremiah Azurin

  • Home state:

    • I’m 

  • What made you decide to go to law school:

    • While 

  • What practice of law you would like to pursue:

    • I’m 

  • What you are hoping to get from the mentorship program:

    • My 

  • One interesting fact about yourself:

    • I came to college late because I spent three gap years backpacking and cycling after high school. 

Head of Sales

Roya Butler

  • Home state:

    • I’m 

  • What made you decide to go to law school:

    • While 

  • What practice of law you would like to pursue:

    • I’m 

  • What you are hoping to get from the mentorship program:

    • My 

  • One interesting fact about yourself:

    • I came to college late because I spent three gap years backpacking and cycling after high school. 

Product Manager

Edwin Portugal

  • Home state:

    • Moreno Valley, California 

  • What made you decide to go to law school:

    • I decided to go to law school because I wanted to have the tools to effect real change.  

  • What practice of law you would like to pursue:

    • Tax, wills and estate planning are areas of interest for me.  

  • What you are hoping to get from the mentorship program:

    • I hope my mentor can help me navigate my career.  

  • One interesting fact about yourself:

    • Law school is the beginning of a second life for me.

Howard University Law School, 3L

Rasheada Rodgers

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  • Home state:

    • Florida 

  • What made you decide to go to law school:

    • I was inspired growing up by the strong women in my life who work in law and government. In addition, working these last few years in the civil rights space made me realize how underrepresented we are in the legal field and that we need more Filipina women as lawyers.  

  • What practice of law you would like to pursue:

    • Intellectual Property 

  • What you are hoping to get from the mentorship program:

    • I am hoping for guidance as I navigate a field that I am unfamiliar with. I am the first in my family to go to law school and it is always extra challenging being the first to do something, especially when you do not have someone older or who has gone through it to provide you advice or tips on something as simple as how to interact with your law professors or even how to secure a summer associateship.  

  • One interesting fact about yourself:

    • I am a the middle child of four kids.

Notre Dame Law School, 1L

Stephanie Wong

Filipino American Lawyers Association of Washington, D.C.

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