Natalia Marte '19

Natalia

“I was initially attracted to UB School of Law because of the Innocence Project. I plan to use my law degree to resolve injustices that affect marginalized communities.”

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York & Providence, Rhode Island

Undergraduate:  Roger Williams University

Major:  Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice

Graduate Institution: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Major:  Forensic Psychology

Legal Interests: I'm interested in Criminal Defense/Prosecution Law, Human Rights Law, International Human Rights Law, and Public Interest Law

Activities:  BLSA, LALSA, Buffalo Human Rights Center, Buffalo Public Interist Law Program, OUTlaw, Women of Buffalo Law

Why UB School of Law: I was initially attracted to UB School of Law because of the Innocence Project. I plan to use my law degree to resolve injustices that affect marginalized communities. Additionally, I am interested in UB's JD/Ph.D. joint degree program. I enjoy conducting research and hope that my JD and Ph.D. will complement each other through-out my career. At some point of my life I would like to become a professor at a law school or a Latinx serving institution.

Advice for new law students: Figure out what works best for YOU. This relates to studying, how often you go out to social events, career interests, etc. Do not follow the crowd, because everyone works differently.

Fun Fact: I can cook a mean lasagna. Actually, I can cook a mean anything; my cooking skills are up there.