Jessica R. Watters
Jessica is a rising 2L at Georgetown Law. She hails from New York City and attended George Washington University for undergrad, where she received a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is the incoming Corporate Relations Chair for the 2016 – 2017 year. Jessica chose Georgetown because she loves Washington, DC and is interested in a regulatory practice area, which is largely based in DC. Additionally, Jessica was drawn to the community at Georgetown and the Curriculum B/Section 3 option – which Jessica absolutely loved.
Practice Area Interest: Regulatory
Mac or PC: Mac
Myers Brigg Personality Type: ENFP
True Colors Personality Type: Blue
Why did you join BLSA? I joined BLSA because I believe strongly in creating a network and safe space for Black students to thrive in a larger predominantly and historically white institution that was not created for people of color. I believe that BLSA not only provides an emotional support system for students, but also resources for us to achieve academically and professionally. I joined BLSA because it’s hard enough being Black in a higher education PWI, I simply couldn’t imagine doing it alone.
What is your mantra or motto? “I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.” – Toni Morrison, and also “My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.” – Michele Roberts, NBPA Head
What advice would you give your younger self? Love yourself more. So many things happen when you love yourself with every ounce of your being. You take better care of yourself (physically and emotionally), you make better life choices, you laugh easier and love others more fully. That’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it? When it’s all said and done, that’s the only thing you can take with you.