“Nobody makes it alone. Nobody had made it alone. And we are all mentors to people even when we don’t know it.”Oprah Winfrey
This summer was a summer in which I continued to go to court in the midst of a COVID-19 while taking on mentoring a first year law student, Ania Gatewood from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She and I both learned on the spot how to work together and serve clients while in a global pandemic. It remains my goal as an attorney to mentor black women law students because we (black women) need to be able to see ourselves in the courtroom. I am thankful to know her and to continue our new found friendship for years to come! She is going to be an excellent addition to the NC Bar come 2022!