Michelle Parra -
Coming to terms with the paradox
By the time I was twelve years old, I realized one crucial thing about myself - I had a passion and a talent for public speaking. This early discovery was later nurtured and directed towards a deep interest for debate settings where current policy was discussed. Ranging from Model United Nations debates in middle school to Intercollegiate Mock Trial competitions at Penn State, I evolved into a passionate advocate for effective policy design, research and writing and the legal field as an instrument for change.
Upon graduation from Penn State University in 2021, I had the amazing opportunity to work at one of the most prestigious law firms in the country, Cooley LLP at their Reston office. This opportunity as well as the valuable connections that I was able to make there, only reinforced my ultimate goal of attending Law School in the near future and practicing Law.
I have always prided myself in being a multifaceted individual who always seeks to better herself and move towards a new challenge that aligns with my life purpose of bringing value & helping others. It is for this reason that in August of 2022 I founded INDIGO Holistic Multiverse. A holistic health organization that seeks to shed light to an alternative approach to health and wellness from a simplified and attainable perspective. Although we are currently in the first steps of this project, our content has already reached over 25,000 people in just a couple months and we are just getting started.
JAN 2018- MAY 2021
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
Obtained a B.A in Political Science with a minor in Crime, Law & Psychology and a legal studies certificate.
MAY 2020 - MAY 2021
Had the opportunity of joining the team at PA as writer and staff editor to several political articles intended to bring political education.
MOCK TRIAL at PENN STATE
Had the opportunity to represent Penn State at Intercollegiate Mock Trial competitions throughout the Northeast.
As a PTA for the Business Litigation team, I had the opportunity to gain insight into litigation procedures, legal research & writing, among others.
MAY - JULY 2019
ERIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
As a sophomore, I had the opportunity of interning at the office of president Judge John J. Trucilla at the Erie County Courthouse.
Founder & creator of a holistic health community that seeks to shed light to alternative wellness practices.