Amada graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May, 2019 in Economics: Global Trade & Finance and a dual degree in International Affairs. Prior to joining the team at Pardalis and Nohavicka, she was living in Brazil conducting research sponsored by the United States Department of State. Through the Fulbright grant, she had the fulfilling opportunity to teach English at a local University in Brasilia, Brazil. As an Assistant Professor, she was able to expand teaching beyond the classroom. She helped reduce educational barriers, and widen her teaching to surrounding underserved communities.
Amada’s upbringing has fueled her passion for advocacy. As a daughter of an immigrant, she witnessed many of the obstacles faced by this group. Her childhood cultivated the desire to give back to her community. She hopes to utilize her fluency in Spanish to bridge the gap between staff at the law firm and Spanish speaking clients to promote accessible and equitable legal representation. She wishes to learn from all of the inspiring individuals at Pardalis and Nohavicka, and utilize those vital skills as a future attorney. Amada wants to practice Public Interest Law to inspire change in social policies and advocate for marginalized populations.
Fun Fact: Amada jumped out of a plane at 15,000 ft on the most beautiful beach in Portugal … and she loved it!