Jan Margaret has a passion for international development and is concerned generally with social justice issues. During college, she volunteered for a small international nonprofit agency where she tackled social justice issues for youth in Mexico. She also interned in the Juvenile Division of the Nashville Metro Public Defender's Office. In the year after graduation, Jan Margaret worked as a Program Director for Manna Project International in Managua, Nicaragua. She worked to improve the lives and future of Managua's youth by co-directing tutoring, health and educational programs for children of the community. Jan Margaret attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development and minored in Spanish and Religious Studies.
Jan Margaret just started her third year of law school. She was originally interested in Georgia Law because of the school's affordability and its international opportunities, as well as Georgia Law's proximity and accessibility to the Atlanta job market. Building on her undergraduate degree and work experience, Jan Margaret is interested in pursuing a career in International Law. Combined with her Spanish language proficiency and her passion for social justice issues, Jan Margaret is confident her coursework at Georgia Law and her summer employment will allow her to accomplish great things in our global community.
Jan Margaret finds that the vibrant university community makes Athens a wonderful place to live. She grew up in a college town, so Athens reminds her of home. She enjoys football games as well as some great restaurants and coffee shops. She always finds something to do in Athens; the problem is that, as a law student, she has discovered there's often not enough time! Most importantly, Jan Margaret finds her peers at the law school to be an outstanding community of bright minds and inspiring individuals.