Apopka, Florida (Ocho-Rios, Jamaica)
B.S., M.B.A., University of Central Florida
Lisa gained professional experience in the workforce as a commercial account manager at Traveler’s Insurance for six years prior to pursuing her law degree. She worked full-time for two additional years as an evening student, enrolled in the part-time program. In 2015 she completed a summer study abroad program in Madrid, Spain where she gained “a greater understanding of the cultural and legal wisdom of the international community.” A member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Lisa was involved in several law student organizations, including Women’s Law Caucus, Phi Alpha Delta and the Marshall-Bell Law Society (as an E-Board member). She was also a law student member of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, and participated in a Spring 2016 Externship with the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. Lisa is a graduate of Apopka High School.
Why Lisa chose to attend the FAMU College of Law:
The diversity of the law school and the fact that FAMU offers an evening program gave me the rare opportunity to work full time and pursue a law degree simultaneously.
A particular area of the law Lisa would like to specialize:
I would like to combine my interest in immigration law and enforcement by working on behalf of the Federal Government, either for the Department of Homeland Security or the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
A quote or saying that is important to Lisa, which helps her accomplish her goals:
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” ~ Nelson Mandela.