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Michelle Parra

Throughout my 21 years of age, I have had the pleasure of living in 3 different countries. I was born and raised in Queretaro, Mexico; where I lived for 17 years until my family relocated to Coppell, Texas; where I completed my high school education.

After graduation I attended the University of Augsburg, Germany;  where I completed my freshman fall semester with a coursework in Political Science and politics of the European Union as well as receiving a Goethe B2 German language certification. 

Even though residing and studying my first semester of college in Germany was such a gratifying experience, my main professional goal has been attending Law school and practicing in the United States, reason why in January of 2018 I transferred to Penn State.

I am now a rising senior at Penn State pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Global security and a Legal studies certificate. I want to pursue a J.D degree in order to practice International Law given that this specific field allows for litigation within the fields of international politics, economics and the legal system.



Where everyone's inner lawyer comes

                    out to shine.

Mock trial has been a great and deep in-rooted interest for me ever since the first time I had the chance to be part of the prosecution team at the NSLC Law & Advocacy program at Georgetown University. 

At Penn State, I had the chance to be a part of the Mock Trial Association and attend the Scarlet Grey Invitational at Ohio State as well as the invitational at Rutgers University. 

Even though I have been part of the organization for just one season, I have already found a community of incredibly talented, passionate and fun people that have only heightened my college experience so far.

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Community Involvement 



Creating awareness for a better, more educated tomorrow.

I recently joined the team of Political Awareness as a Political Intern. Some of my duties include, drafting legislative and regulatory correspondence as well as writing articles and features on the organization's website. 

Political Awareness is a non-partisan organization that seeks to bring together everyone regardless of political ideology by providing political non-biased education and bring light current events.

I am particularly passionate about this initiative given my firm belief that politics is a great tool for society if used consciously and based off awareness.

© 2020 Edna Michelle Parra.