Hometown: Toronto, Canada
- Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, 2011 | Bachelor of Commerce
- Masters of Management Sciences 2012, Unversity of Waterloo
Job: Senior Compliance Analyst, Exelon Corporation
Program: Part-Time Evening
*Pending January 2022 Graduation
Life at Temple Law
For the last 4 years, I have been a member of Temple Law’s Asian Pacific-Islander American Law Students Association (APALSA), serving as a 1L representative in my first year and an executive member for 2 years. I met some of my good friends at law school from APALSA events. One example is Judge Michael Snyder. I met Judge Snyder at APABA-PA’s Lunar Banquet in 2018. Besides topics surrounding law school, we spoke about good food and opera. Experiences like these made my law school journey more memorable and unique and I thank APALSA dearly.
I would like to thank our school for its Guided Research program. I was fortunate enough to have worked on 3 major research projects – two with Professor Bollinger and Dean Bartow and one with Professor McCarthy. I researched and wrote extensively about laws on artificial intelligence, self driving cars, and trust and estates. My paper on artificial intelligence and copyright ownership was published within Pennsylvania Bar Association’s annual newsletter on Intellectual Property Law. Because of this experience, I developed a passion/interests for legal academia and scholarship. I thank my professors and our school for laying the foundation for my future years to come.
I would like to thank the following faculty and staff for the last 4 wonderful years, in no particular order – Professor Monroe, Professor Anderson, Professor Margolis, Professor Levy, Professor Little, Professor Jacobsen, Dean Harris, Professor Wells, Professor Porrata-Doria, Professor Arewa, Professor Shellenberger, Professor Spletzer, Britt Walden, Mai Le, and Judge Michael Snyder.
I would like to especially thank Professor Dorothy Bollinger, Professor Barry McCarthy, Dean Robert Bartow and Dean Jennifer Bretschneider.
Professor Bollinger was instrumental to build my knowledge of technology law. She assisted me tremendously for 3 classes and 2 research projects. Professor McCarthy built my strong interest in Trust and Estates and was very helpful to everyone in my Evening class. Dean Bartow taught our first class back in August 2017 and was always someone we could reach out to for advice on law school, career, or life in general. Dean Bretschneider was always very kind and patient with my many questions about anything related to law school. I am truly grateful for everything that they have given me over the last 4 years.
Last but not least, I would like to thank Michelle and Carol, who were always the first and last at Klein Hall, always with a smile on their faces warming the hearts of us students each and every day.
Making Lasting Memories
My favourite memory over the last 4 years involved the following scenes – work at my day job from 9 am to 4:00 pm, hop onto the trolly/subway from Centre City to Temple’s campus, attend office hours with a professor, eat some pizzas or Jimmy John sandwiches in Klein 2A/2B, attend back to back classes from 6 pm to 9:15 pm, chill out at Maxis after class on Thursdays, ride the subway back home with classmates late into the night. A memory similar to the above occurred 4 days a week, 15 weeks per semester, for the last 4 years. I am grateful for every day on this incredible journey. To my Evening Class of 2021, some of the greatest friends that I ever met – thank you for giving a Canadian from Toronto, Canada this journey of a lifetime here in Philly. To quote a Temple Law Evening grad – “Your time at Temple Law will fly by.” Time does have wings. The last 4 years have been a dream come true for me. It is bittersweet that I will be waking up from this dream too early and I will miss everyone dearly. May we continue to hold onto the nights NightOwls 2021 and hold onto the memories!