Class of 2020 Spotlight: Yailynn Iraheta

Friday, January 8, 2021

Yailynn Iraheta

Hometown: Wallace, North Carolina

Major(s)/Minor(s): Criminal Justice Major, Professional/Technical Writing Minor 

UNC Charlotte Highlights/Favorite Memory: My favorite memory is attending Dinner with the Dean for Spring 2019. I had the opportunity to make connections with other leaders of the University and start a new leadership position as an Orientation Counselor.

Scholarship(s): Only FAFSA grants. 

Campus Connections: New Student and Family Services, LatinX Student Union, International Club

Internships: I completed an internship at the Freedmen Law Group during my fall 2020 semester to gain experience, connections and more knowledge of the law practice areas.

Post-graduation plans: I plan to take a year off to work full-time at a law firm while studying for the LSAT, so I can apply for law school.

Professor who made a difference: The professor that made a difference in my education was Dr. Jesse McKee in Criminal Justice and Criminology. During the summer 2020, I experienced a family situation which affected my school performance, and he gave me the support every student should receive, especially during a pandemic. It showed how much he truly cares about his students and not just their school performance. He gave great feedback and thoughtful advice. 

Quote about your UNC Charlotte experience: "The only person stopping you, is you.”