My name is Amy Pimentel and I hail from Altoona, Pennsylvania, home of cornfields, Sheetz, and Penn State Football (ugh). I graduated from Duke University in 2007 as a Political Science and Spanish major. My first job out of school was at a legal public relations firm in Washington D.C. where I managed internal and external communications efforts of a handful of AmLaw 100 firms. After 2 years in D.C., I moved to the jungle of Honduras to teach English in a small community. And now I’m here, a few months in to my 1L year and LOVING it. Really.
I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer – before I even knew what being a lawyer was (or how much school I’d have to do!) As a third grader, my best friend, Rachel, and I decided we were going to be “rich lawyer that didn’t work.” Because we had so much cash to spend, we decided to start designing the mansion we would build together. More on that later. As I journeyed through junior high and high school, I feel in love with the TV series, Ally McBeal. My dream of becoming a lawyer started to clarify – I was not only going to be a rich lawyer that didn’t work, but I was also going to live in Boston and have lots of inter-office drama. (Do you see where this is going?) Eventually, I got serious and realized that law would be the vehicle through which I would make my dent in the world.
You may want to know…
- I still don’t know what type of law I want to practice. I’m curious, perhaps to a fault. Everything I’m learning is interesting, so I’m really excited that I will have 4 co-ops before I have to decide!
- I’m a morning person and borderline worthless after 4pm. This bodes well for my Thursday 530-730pm class. Read: sarcasm.
- I am a certified Zumba and group-fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching for almost 5 years and would do it full-time if it paid the bills.
- I have taken a love to photography and have a very fancy camera that I’m learning how to use. Keep an eye out for my amateur photos! I promise they won’t just be of the library.
I’m really looking forward to writing and sharing my experiences with the community.