Meet our 2012-2013 Law Ambassadors
My name is Alyssa Jelinske and I'm from Dubuque, IA. I did my undergraduate work at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal justice. My first experience with Omaha is when I came to Creighton to take a tour of the law school. Everything was completely new to me. Coming from Chicago, Omaha still provided me with the sense of being in a big city, but gave the feel that it was small and friendly as well. I decided to come to Creighton immediately after my one and only visit with the school because it gave me the feeling that it was where I belonged, from all the friendly faces, to the small community feel, it felt like it was the perfect fit for me. After graduation, I plan to start my legal career in the public service.
My name is Kristen Englert and I am from Scottsdale, Arizona. I did my undergraduate at Pepperdine University, majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in sociology. My first experience with Omaha and Creighton was the day I came to pick out an apartment and move in! I had never lived in the midwest, let alone winter weather so it was a brand new experience for me.
The first day of Orientation I had the chance to meet my mentors and fellow peers and they were all so welcoming to this new city and I've never looked back. A couple of my fellow mentees are still some of my best friends. Omaha and Creighton, though quite a change has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Omaha has that small city vibe, but with a lot of activities to distract you during those long winter months. The professors, staff and fellow students are so welcoming. I have never met a group of faculty so concerned about not only the education of their students, but about their well being as a person.
Good luck in your 1L year! If you have any questions about anything, feel free to email me!
Hello, my name is Erica Goven and I am the 3L Representative for Law Ambassadors. I attended Creighton for my undergraduate degree. I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Political Science. Once I decided I wanted to attend law school, I looked at schools across the entire country. I could not find a law school with the same welcoming and community atmosphere as Creighton. Additionally, I found the size of Omaha and benefits to students and young professionals was not the same in other cities.
Anxious, excited, and terrified - these are the emotions I felt while I was in the process of deciding where I should attend law school. It is certainly not an easy choice to make. I knew from the time I was in middle school that I would work in the legal field. I was drawn in by lofty ideals like justice and equity. But then it came time to apply and my entire person was reduced to these three emotions.
I was already the first generation in my direct family tree to get a bachelor's degree and now this? What was I thinking? I looked at schools all over the smorgasbord of options in an attempt to find the one that fit me and would drive me to excel. I was left clueless. Well, I was left anxious, excited, and terrified to me more exact. There were so many options it was hard to really see how one school was a better fit for me than any other. But then I found my mode of clarity. I began to look at the values of the schools. Creighton's goal is to provide intellectual challenge, academic rigor and an opportunity to develop a foundation of moral values for lifelong service in the law. When I visited Creighton I was impressed to find that they actually prioritized the values they set forth. From the admissions department, to the faculty, to the student body I have yet to encounter a facet of this institution that does not live out the values of Creighton in their daily life.
I come to school every day thankful for the choice I made to attend Creighton Law School. I hope to you are able to attend and see firsthand what a wonderful experience law school can be. The values and personality of the school is truly something that cannot be overlooked. I you ever have any questions feel free to ask.
My name is Kate Kennedy and I am from Carthage, MO. I went to undergrad at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR where I majored in Political Science with minors in Gender Studies and History. I moved to Omaha and started my law school career in the fall of 2011.
Welcome to the Creighton Law website! As a Law Ambassador, I'm here to answer any question you may encounter on your journey through the application process. Coming from North Dakota, I felt that Omaha was a great Midwest city to start my new career in. Also, the warm welcome and faculty open door policy made me feel a part of the Creighton family from my first visit. The many student groups here also attracted me, knowing where to go to find other students with similar interest was a relief from not knowing anyone here! I've since found great running friends and fellow military veterans with similar experiences before coming here. I hope that my experience at Creighton can help give you insight into life at Creighton Law!
Hello! Creighton is a university like no other. My name is Yvonnda Summers and I am from Omaha, NE. I did my undergraduate degree at Creighton with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. The welcoming and close community that Creighton provides made it my first choice when choosing a law school. Omaha is a fun city, but small enough to get to know. I'm excited to build a relationship with the new first year law students like I was able to do my first year. I remember being nervous, but talking and learning from those students before me made me feel so much better! After my time at Creighton I plan to service this community in the public interest area.
Hello my name is Kortnei Hoeft and I am your new ambassador for section A. I'm originally from North Platte, Nebraska. I did my undergrad at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where I majored in Political Science. I have wanted to go to law school since I was 7 years old and have almost always known I wanted to go to Creighton. Since starting here, I have made a lot of friends and the professors made the transition in to law school seem easy. I'm extremly glad I decided on Creighton law and would not change that decision for the world.
My name is Tanisha Lewis, Iím from Bellevue, Nebraska. I study Political Science, Ethnic Studies and Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Since joining the Creighton Law School family, I have had the pleasure of experiencing some of the most supportive educational staff and student body I have every encountered. Creighton was a great choice for me. Itís provided me with enough activities outside of the law school that are legally related for volunteering in the community but also benefit my educational experience in law school. One of the most comforting benefits at Creighton is the students who are currently in their 2nd year. Since they have just experienced what Iím currently tackling academically, theyíre willing to walk with me through my challenges and encourage me to perform my BEST.