I am the first person in my family to go to law school, and Philadelphia is nearly 3,000 miles away from home. However, any fears I had about attending Penn Law disappeared as soon as I arrived on campus. APALSA played a big role in that. Being part of an affinity group gave me an immediate sense of belonging. Through APALSA, I have met some of my best friends, built an incredible professional network, and connected with upper-classmen who went out of their way to help me adjust to life as a law student. At Penn Law, we are one community made up of many different life stories and perspectives. Each student took a unique path to get here, but we are all connected by a common intellectual curiosity, respect for one another, and desire to see our classmates succeed. I have no doubt that attending Penn Law is one of the best decisions I have ever made.