BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, BA In Geography – Environmental Planning, 2009
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, MA in Sustainable Communities, 2014
I was drawn to this work because I care about the wellness of communities. I feel supporting workers’ rights is one of the many aspects that helps to create a healthy community. While I wish every worker was paid correctly under the law, I know that is not always the case. I am inspired by the employees who are willing to stand up for their rights and the rights of other workers when they notice that the laws in place to protect them have been violated. I believe their courage has an invaluable impact on improving the wellness of their communities and our country as whole. As a member of Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, it is a privilege to be involved in the legal process that is in place for workers to stand up for their rights, and I feel fortunate to work with a group of people dedicated to the same cause.
As a litigation paralegal, Misty works closely with attorneys to ensure effective case prosecution. She has prior experience working on environmental conservation projects and sustainability initiatives in New Hampshire and Arizona. In New Hampshire, Misty was part of a team dedicated to protecting and restoring wetlands through conservation easements. In Arizona, she utilized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze data and create maps indicating current and possible conservation practices, and also assisted with the planning and monitoring of conservation practices. Through her graduate work, she was involved with a campus wide initiative to promote engaged pedagogy in First Year Seminar classes and connect students with opportunities to participate in social change through grassroots democracy on campus and beyond.