Growing up on Long Island, in New York, my favorite television program was LA Law. People who meet me today, if they haven’t seen me in a while, are shocked that I’m not an attorney. From the time I was a very young girl, that was always what I thought I was going to be.

While in high school, I had a wonderful opportunity to intern at Nassau County’s human rights commission, and I spent some very eye-opening time visiting Long Island’s jails. I thought my noble calling was to become an attorney who helped innocent individuals who were unjustly incarcerated.

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