Hi APALSA! My name is Lena, and I am a 2L from Salt Lake City, Utah. I graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a B.S. in Psychology (Neuroscience concentration) and a certificate in Data Science. During my 1L summer, I was a judicial intern at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Outside of APALSA, I am a staff editor for the Columbia Law Review and a member of the Mediation Clinic. My favorite things include reading manga, running, and caffeinating. I am so excited to welcome you all to APALSA! Please feel free to reach out about anything and everything. I am happy to share my experiences finding a community in APALSA and navigating 1L as a KJD who is unsure about the type of law she hopes to practice!