“So then I started applying to law schools and I was still in the Navy at this time. I mean, I graduated from UConn while I was still in the Navy, so on top of all that, I had a part-time job. I was working all day teaching students and then when I got done on the nights that I didn’t have class. I was working at Filene’s at Crystal Mall. So needless to say, I didn’t have much of a social life, because if I wasn’t in school, but it meant so much to me to be able to get my education, taken care of because I was the first person in my family to go to college.”