Pledge Spotlight Award Winner is Alex Espina, a 2L at CU Law. Please join us in
welcoming Alex to our Denver legal community. We encourage you to read a little about Alex and reach out to him to let him know if you have any connections you think may be helpful to him or if you have any interests in common.
Interests: Medical, pharmaceutical, immigration.
Background: Alex grew up in Upstate New York, was raised in a single-parent household by his Dad, a Filipino-American immigrant. After spending most of his childhood wrestling, exploring by bike, and fighting with his older brother, he moved to Boston to attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In Boston, he earned his undergrad degree in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business. After graduation, he worked at a cancer genomics company, helping cancer patients and their care team navigate treatment options identified based on the genomic makeup of their disease. Just before law school, he also managed health information systems for a mid-size medical practice. Eventually, he began looking into ways to broaden his scope of positive impact. Soon, he started considering law school as a way to do that. After being admitted at Colorado Law and experiencing the community during my visit, he knew where I was headed. “In the past year at Colorado Law, I've changed drastically for the better,” Alex says, “Not only do I feel well on my way to ‘thinking like a lawyer’, but I've grown through new types of adversity, and worked on many meaningful projects/cases.’ Alex has started work at an immigration firm this summer but is hoping to gain exposure to and experience in many other areas of law as I work through the rest of my time at Colorado Law, and prepare for the time beyond.