Since receiving the John M. Langston Bar Association scholarship in 2010, I graduated from Loyola Law School. During my tenure at Loyola Law School I served as Co-President of the Black Law Students Association, participated in the Hobbs Program, and was a mentor in the Young Lawyers Program. While in law school, I was a law clerk or judicial extern at the United States District Court, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the Office of the City Attorney, and for the United States Attorney’s Office as well as for the California Court of Appeal. Upon graduation, I worked at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office as a Volunteer Deputy City Attorney. After that, I worked for Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers as a Staff Attorney where I represented parents in juvenile dependency hearings. Since 2013, I have been employed as a Deputy District Attorney. I have been involved in the John M. Langston Bar Association as a board member. Additionally, I am involved with the Black Alumni Council of Loyola Law School, and the Black Prosecutors of Los Angeles. I serve as a mentor to current law students and sit on various other boards. Receiving the scholarship from the Langston Bar Association was a true blessing as the costs associated with law school can be daunting. I was able to use the funds to help offset what can otherwise be crippling debt. Furthermore, although I had long been a supporter of the organization, receiving the scholarship helped to solidify my commitment to the Langston Bar Association and all of the good and important work the organization does in the community. I was honored to be chosen as a scholarship recipient and truly believe in the saying “to whom much is given, much is required.” To that end, in both my personal and professional life, I remain of service as a way of giving back what Langston gave to me.