What I do here
I work in the capacity, building, and education department. I coordinate OJEN’s Fellowship program and assist with webinar planning, training, interviews, and any other departmental projects. I lead the initiative to advise and incorporate paralegals into OJEN’s work and maintain a project management role in overseeing OJEN’s French website content.
Why I work at OJEN
I have worked in the legal field for more than 8 years in a corporate, criminal defense, family, civil and a regulatory capacity. Now that I found the public legal education niche, I’ve merged my skills with my passion for this work. I fiercely believe in social justice and accessible legal information. OJEN sees the ability of public legal education as a way to equip people, including vulnerable groups and communities, with information and promote social justice through research and education. At OJEN, I can integrate my paralegal, project management, and bilingual skills and apply it to the work that I love.
The most useful thing I learned in school was: the importance of asking for what you want! Be direct and be clear with your goals – you are your own best advocate!