My name is Geysel Gómez Lozada and I am a 3L at Lincoln Memorial University School of Law. I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I attended the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez campus where I began as a Biology major and graduated with a Political Science degree. During my time in college, I tried everything: I worked as a veterinary technician, a field biology assistant and finally as a writer for Her Campus magazine. I fell in love with writing and telling stories and decided to pursue a degree in journalism from Columbia University at the best city in the world, NYC. Soon I realized that as much as I loved writing, I wanted to do more than just tell stories, I wanted to help people change their stories. I came across a book, ‘Just Mercy’ written by attorney Brian Stevenson and that is when it hit me, I wanted to be an attorney. My journey in law school has been more enriching than whatI could have imagined. Among other things, I have learned that our failures shape us way more than our successes. If we learn from them, they will piece together our stories.
In law school, I’m actively involved as a member of the Phi Alpha Delta, Immigration Law Society, and Christian Legal Society. In the future, I see myself as a full-time immigration attorney, part-time writer, and hopefully retired at the beach back home. Some of my hobbies are travel photography, writing, volunteering at my church, Maker City, and eating sushi.
Geysel Gómez Lozada, Class of 2020