Melissa Roudabush

Year:
2000
Majors:
Sociology, Women's Studies; member, Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, Honors Program
Graduate/Professional School:
J.D., UCLA
Residence:
Orange County, Calif.
Career:
Partner, R & S Law Group, LLP
In a nutshell, what do you do?
I’m a partner in a small law firm that focuses on family law and estate planning. Because it’s a small firm, I do a lot more than just practice law—I’m also a marketer, web designer, bookkeeper, and more.
What are you working on right now?
I am currently drafting content for our firm’s website.
Why do you love what you do?
I make a difference in the lives of real people every single day.
How did Albion help you get there?
My time at Albion was my first opportunity to really explore injustice and to speak out against it. While I was there, I gained valuable life lessons I don’t think I could have found elsewhere. I formed lifelong relationships with fellow students, professors, and staff members, and I had multiple opportunities to travel the world through my studies at Albion.
For me, Albion ...
... was the beginning. While at Albion, I was able to search for what fit me and, even when I thought I had found it, I was encouraged to keep searching.
Anything else you'd like to add?
I can’t imagine having gone to college anywhere else.

Take It Further: Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, Ford Institute, Honors Program, Pre-Law