Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, which is about celebrating women in science.  Check out  http://findingada.com/ You might wonder why a lawyer is celebrating. First, I am a strong advocate for encouraging girls to pursue careers in science and technology. Even just having an interest can open…

East Coast Adventures

After NYC, I traveled to Connecticut to see my family.  It’s always nice to get back east, and luckily the weather was amazing.  I was able to get away for a little bit and go hiking up to the Heublein Tower, which provides a…

Taking a break in NYC!

Just wanted to say hello from the Big Apple! I had a chance to catch up with a law school classmate of mine! I also walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and visited the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial.  It has been nice to…

Big things are in the works!

Start spreading the news! I’m leaving today!  With my apologies to Frank Sinatra for my singing, I wanted to let you know I will be traveling from August 21st to August 28th!  To the Big Apple and to see family in Connecticut. Stay tuned…

Hunger Games

Something fun for today, I’ve been reading the Hunger Games for my book club.  It’s actually a group of women, who are mostly lawyers.  We’ve read a wide range of books and thought we’d try something from pop culture.  Turns out it’s actually a…

March Madness is in full swing

Day 3 of the tournament was disappointing.  No exciting upsets and then UCONN lost to Iowa State. Yesterday was a lot more exciting, with #15 Norfolk State knocking off Missouri.  And everyone’s new favorite #15 Lehigh knocking off Duke. Which for many people is…

March Madness

It’s my favorite time of year!  I love college basketball and love the NCAA tournament.  I get excited on Selection Sunday, watching the First Four games, and the sheer amount of basketball over the next 3 weekends. Having grown up in Connecticut, I’m particularly…

A bit of fun

Taking a break from law, I spent most of Thanksgiving weekend snowboarding. This is my second year. Last season I went three times, with the Learn to Snowboard package at Mt. Hood Meadows. This year, I will be spending most of my time at…

Summer vacation

It’s summer… which means my blog took a short vacation.  I have been working at the courthouse, managing new challenges as they arose for PDX Summer School, doing some other volunteer work, and I went on vacation!  My mom, sister and I went to…

Tribal Water Rights Conference

This week, I had a fantastic opportunity to travel to Montana for the Center for Water Advocacy’s Tribal Water Rights Conference. There were many fantastic panels and I met many fantastic people. I also learned a lot! I have had some experience with Indian…