Navigating law school with confidence, ft. meet bridget listener marlen martinez

IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A CONNECTION WITH ONE OF THE LONG-TIME LISTENERS AND SUPPORTERS OF MEET BRIDGET.

MEET MARLEN MARTINEZ, A YOUNG WOMAN WHO EMBODIES DETERMINATION, AMBITION, AND A DEEP COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE. HER JOURNEY IS A TESTAMENT TO THE POWER OF DREAMS, EDUCATION, AND THE PURSUIT OF A BETTER TOMORROW.

MARLEN IS FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AND SHE IS A FIRST-GENERATION LATINA, PROUD OF HER CUBAN- SALVADORAN HERITAGE. CURRENTLY, IN HER THIRD YEAR OF LAW SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST LOS ANGELES, SHE’LL EARN HER JURIS DOCTORATE IN MAY OF 2024. HOWEVER, HER ASPIRATIONS EXTEND FAR BEYOND PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT.

MARLEN’S VISION IS A POWERFUL ONE: TO PROVIDE UNWAVERING LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES WHILE STAYING ROOTED IN HER RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE. HER ULTIMATE MISSION? TO DIVERSIFY THE POOL OF U.S. ATTORNEYS, ENSURING THAT JUSTICE AND LEGAL COUNSEL ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL MINORITY GROUPS.

WE’RE EXCITED TO LEARN ABOUT HER EXPERIENCES AND MAJOR LEARNINGS AS SHE NAVIGATES BEING A DEDICATED LAW STUDENT, AND AN ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE, EQUITY, AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ALL.

in this episode:

[02:19] MARLEN TALKS ABOUT WHERE SHE IS FROM, HER BACKGROUND, AND WHY SHE IS STUDYING LAW.

[03:49] DID MARLEN ALWAYS KNOW THE DIRECTION SHE WANTED TO GO?

[06:58] HOW DID MARLEN START TO NAVIGATE THE PROCESS OF UNDERGRAD AND THEN GRAD SCHOOL?

[09:12] THE STORY BEHIND HOW MARLEN FOUND A MENTOR TO HELP HER THROUGH THE PROCESS OF LAW SCHOOL.

[15:11] DID MARLEN EVER GET NERVOUS OR EXPERIENCE SELF-DOUBT WHEN ASKING FOR MENTORSHIP?

[19:24] MARLEN TALKS ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE OF TAKING THE LSAT.

[30:51] WHAT’S THE FIRST AND SECOND YEAR OF LAW SCHOOL LIKE FOR MARLEN?

[36:38] DID MARLEN HAVE MORE AGENCY OVER WHAT TYPES OF CLASSES SHE TOOK IN HER THIRD YEAR? DID SHE KNOW WHAT TYPE OF LAW SHE WANTED TO STUDY?

[47:11] “SOMETIMES THOSE REALLY TOUGH AND CHALLENGING PROFESSORS ARE THE ONES THAT YOU APPRECIATE THE MOST IN THE END BECAUSE YOU’RE WAY MORE PREPARED NOW.” – MARLEN

[52:43] HOW DOES MARLEN BALANCE LAW SCHOOL AND HOME LIFE TO KEEP HER SANITY AND ENJOY HERSELF?

[56:43] THE FAST FIVE QUESTIONS.

[58:07] WHAT WAS ONE QUALITY MARLEN HAD AS A KID OR A TEEN THAT SHE DIDN’T TAKE PRIDE IN THEN BUT ADMIRES NOW?

about marlen martinez

MARLEN MARTINEZ IS CURRENTLY A J.D. CANDIDATE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST LOS ANGELES.

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