Alaina attended school at the University of South Carolina, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. After graduation, she got her first taste of life in Athens while working as a television news anchor and reporter at a CBS station that covered the Athens area. She then took her talents to the NBC station in Savannah, GA, where she interviewed dozens of interesting people, including President Obama. Alaina worked in Savannah for several years before moving to Charlotte, NC for a new career in pharmaceutical sales.
Alaina’s years spent living in Georgia, especially in Northeast Georgia, are what made her decide to attend Georgia Law. “The people I met while covering stories in the Athens area were extremely friendly, even after they realized I was a South Carolina Gamecock!” Alaina also chose Georgia Law because she wanted to attend a school with a stellar reputation, exceptional faculty, and wide variety of courses. Since starting school, Alaina has not been disappointed. Her professors continually push her to reach a new level of thinking. Alaina is interested in elder law, labor and employment law, and alternative dispute resolution. Alaina spent her 1L summer working as a law clerk in Washington, DC at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection. She remained in our nation's capital for the Fall 2012 semester, working at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Chief Counsel. She also took classes through Georgia Law's D.C. Semester in Practice Program. During her 2L summer, Alaina returned to Washington, DC as an employment discrimination law clerk at AARP Foundation Litigation.
After living in Charlotte, a large city, Alaina was worried that she would not enjoy living in a college town. But since her first week in Athens, Alaina has stayed busy – whether she is trying out the food at local restaurants or participating in events held by Georgia Law student organizations. There is no doubt in Alaina’s mind that she made the right decision to attend Georgia Law.