On her flight back from a family heritage trip to Eastern Europe, Meg realized for the first time that she wanted to become a lawyer who advocates for a world in which everyone feels safe and empowered to be unapologetic in their identities. Growing up in a “silo” town of ethnic homogeneity, Meg realized how easy it is to lose perspective on privilege, the value of diversity, and the grave consequences of intolerance.
At UC Berkeley, Meg took two classes taught by the Honorable Trina Thompson that allowed her to think critically about the law and racial injustice in the U.S. She also wrote her Honors Thesis titled “Black Protest Art in Oakland, California during the Summer of 2020” after Breonna Taylor and George Floyd were murdered. Driving through the streets of Oakland, Meg was inspired to write something that would amplify and lift up the voices of the Black community; she interviewed Black protest artists and wrote about the de facto racial residential segregation between the different neighborhoods of Oakland and took photographs of the street murals.
At USC Gould, Meg is Vice President of Law Students for Better Health, a Staff Editor on Southern California Law Review, and a member of the Women’s Law Association. During her 1L summer, Meg worked as a summer clerk for Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP.
“The combination of my family history, my commitment to human rights, and my experiences at the University of California, Berkeley motivates me to further my understanding of human rights advocacy by being part of the International Human Rights Clinic.”