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Danielle Folsom

Danielle Folsom
Major: 
Communication Studies, Government
BDP Certificate: 
Ethics & Leadership
Graduation: 
Fall 2007

I am an assistant city attorney for the City of Houston. Location: Houston, TX

“Completing both a research and internship Connecting Experience helped me to choose between an academic postgraduate career path and a professional degree.”

Discuss your general career path since graduating from UT.

After graduating from UT, I entered law school at the University of Houston the following fall. In law school I focused my studies, internships, and extracurricular activities on public interest and public sector law. After law school, I participated in a public interest postgraduate fellowship with Lone Star Legal Aid, while waiting for my bar results. After the fellowship ended, I worked part-time for the law school until the City of Houston Legal Department hired me.

How did your BDP experience influence your career path and interests?

As an incoming freshman, I did not plan to pursue a law degree or other postgraduate work. Through my participation in the Ethics & Leadership BDP, I developed an interest in government administration and public interest work. Completing both a research and internship Connecting Experience helped me to choose between an academic postgraduate career path and a professional degree.

What do you value most about your BDP experience?

I value the Connecting Experiences I had during my time in the