By: Liz Wong
Q: Why LSU Law?
LS: I always wanted to go to law school but in all honesty, I never really had the guts to go for it. I had a year off a school this past year and after a year into my master’s degree decided that I know I would regret it if I didn’t do it. I just had a newfound energy for education so I studied for the LSAT and just hoped it would all work out.
Q: What are you looking forward to most as a law student?
LS: I’m looking forward to the community most. It really seems like everyone is eager to be here. Everyone is excited about learning and that motivates me to do better and be a part of the community and not just be another student going to class but be involved with the school and do as much as I can.
Q: How do you juggle extracurricular activities with school and/or work?
LS: I have to plan everything! I keep my planner with me at all times and write absolutely everything down otherwise I know I will miss something. I’m a bit of a neat freak because I think organization is key too! If you keep everything (room/car/school work) organized it’s much easier to meet all of your responsibilities. This takes a little extra time but saves time in the long run.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge you face in your extracurricular activities?
LS: I want to do it all but I never seem to have enough time! I’ve had to learn that there just isn’t enough time to do everything so I dedicate quality effort into the things I’m really interested in.
Q: What was your favorite appearance as Miss Louisiana 2014?
LS: It’s hard to pick just one! I rappelled down a 20-story building, ran a half marathon through Disney World, and competed at Miss America. My favorite appearance would have to be taking a private tour through Angola State Penitentiary. I was so intrigued by the morality driven programs they provide inmates. I had the opportunity to talk with inmates and hear their stories of how the morality and faith-based programs have positively changed their lives. I’m an outdoorsman so I loved visiting the stables and quail farm there. I even got to run a bloodhound for a mile in a training exercise!
Q: Are you excited to no longer be Miss Louisiana or do you miss it?
LS: Yes and no. I’m excited to get back to being a student and interacting with people my own age. The majority of my job had me in elementary schools interacting with students or interacting with people significantly older than me so I’m excited to be interacting with people my own age again. I really think the year as Miss Louisiana taught me to take everything in stride and handle anything that comes. For example, I’d show up to 1,000 people in a room and have to give a talk on a certain topic and thought there were only going to be a few people there. You learn to just roll with it and I think that’s going to benefit me here at school.
Q: What’s your favorite place to eat?
LS: I’m really boring. Usually, I bring my lunch. I would have to say Louisiana Lagniappe. They have the absolute best seafood so anyone coming in from out of state definitely has to hit that up.
Q: What do you look for in a guy?
LS: I like a good conversationalist, someone who is physically active, and faith-based.
LS: Someone who is lazy and not family-oriented.
Q: What are some of your weird quirks?
LS: I still have my Pokemon cards. I have three chickens in my backyard. Their names are Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston. They’re my divas.
Q: What’s something you’ll never do you in your life?
Q:What is an embarrassing tidbit about yourself?
LS: I wear my retainers on the reg. You might see me with them walking around school.
Q: What career path are you hoping to move forward in? What kind of attorney, etc.?
LS: I’m actually hoping to do something involving the media. You might not see me in a courtroom, but hopefully on a TV.
Q: What’s something you can’t live without?
LS: Coffee, Froyo, and steak. I have a general rule that I have to have steak at least once a week. It’s a personal life rule I’ve made for myself.
Q: What would you say your bedtime routine is?
LS: I require sleep. I go to bed fairly early. I get everything ready the night before because I’ll get up at like 4:00 a.m. and study so I have to have everything ready for the next day. I’m a creature of habit. Basically, I’m a grandma.
Q: What’s your life’s motto?
LS: I don’t like when people tell me that I can’t do something. Being Miss Louisiana, being a pole vaulter, etc. all sort of came as a result of someone telling me no. No motivates me.
Q: What’s something in law school you’re hoping to do to be involved?
LS: I want to do the running club. I ran my first half-marathon last year through Disney World. I ran it through the Magic Kingdom and I want to keep my running up.
Q: What do you do outside of law school?
LS: I love to fish. I like to go fishing or hunting as much as I can. If anyone would like to take me fishing or hunting, I would accept their offer. I’m always looking for a hunting and fishing companion. My current hunting companion is a 74-year old heart transplant survivor that I met randomly through a mutual friend.