Meet the new YLS Council member for Mid-Missouri
The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section works to facilitate the professional growth and public service of newly admitted Missouri lawyers. Recent elections to the YLS Council have resulted in a new member in District 6, which serves Jefferson City along with Cole, Moniteau and Osage Counties. Learn more about YLS at MOBarYLS.org.
What are you most looking forward to in your role as a YLS Council member?
I look forward to helping find new and creative ways to promote professional development and public service of new and recently admitted Missouri lawyers, especially as we learn to adapt to the new normal amid COVID-19.
What do you want other young lawyers to learn about the YLS or The Missouri Bar?
I want other young lawyers to know that there are a number of ways to become involved in The Missouri Bar and that the voices of young and newly admitted attorneys are not only welcomed but encouraged.
Who is your personal hero?
My grandmothers. After my paternal grandfather passed away in a car accident when my father was young, my grandmother raised him and his siblings as a single parent, received a college degree, and fought breast cancer. My maternal grandmother was one of eight children born and raised on a farm during the Great Depression. She worked hard to give her four children opportunities that she didn’t have growing up. Together, they showed me that I can do anything I set my mind to.
Is there anything you would like to add or that you would like members of the bar to know about you?
I commute every day to and from work, so I listen to audiobooks and podcasts to pass the time. I welcome any and all recommendations! If you are a history buff like me, I highly recommend History: This Week.