I’m from Providence, R.I., known for coffee milk, frozen lemonade, the Italian mafia, and one of the longest-serving big-city mayors in the country, Buddy Cianci (whose last term ended when he was convicted of conspiracy a few years ago).
2. What is your undergraduate degree? Other degrees?
My undergraduate degree is in computer science from Cornell University. I also have a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. and a PhD from the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology (a biomedical engineering program).
3. What do you like most about Duke Law or what is your favorite memory of law school?
I really enjoyed discussing cases with my study group in the sculpture garden last fall.
I love the weather down here, and I really enjoy being a student again.
4. What do you ultimately want to do with your law degree?
I’d like to go into Intellectual Property law. I worked as a technical specialist/patent agent for a law firm before coming to law school, and I’m looking forward to applying my legal education, in addition to my engineering background, to this field.
5. What unique accomplishments or abilities do you have that people might not know about you?
I speak German and Swedish, and I passed the patent bar two years ago. Also, I’ve managed to get through the first year of law school with a new baby at home!