Before joining Scribe on Demand, Sandy worked as a public defender in the City of Richmond for seven years, serving as both trial and appellate counsel. There, she represented indigent clients charged with a range of felony and misdemeanor offenses in all levels of state court from the trenches of general district court all the way to the Supreme Court of Virginia, including an en banc hearing before the full Court of Appeals. Immediately after law school, she cut her teeth on federal law as a clerk for the Honorable Henry E. Hudson, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, where she worked on patent law disputes, criminal cases, and employment discrimination matters.
Sandy previously worked as an environmental consultant in Charlottesville, Virginia, focusing on hazardous materials and their effects on human health.
Sandy also works part-time as a group instructor at the Richmond SPCA, teaching classes in canine manners and dog agility.
Sandy attended law school at the University of Richmond and participated in practically every extracurricular activity available. In addition to serving as a manuscripts editor for the Law Review, she was on the Moot Court Board, wrote for the student newspaper, and served as the head teaching assistant for property and environmental law classes. While in law school, she received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Student Award and was recognized as a finalist in the Virginia State Bar’s Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award.
She received a master’s degree from the University of Virginia after studying circadian rhythms in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and has a bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor from Virginia Tech. (She’s happy to write that paper about multivariable calculus, though she might need a brief refresher course.)