Meet the Correspondent: Missy Elizalde

Helping other international students find their place at Loyola Law School

My name is Missy Macuja Elizalde, and I am a new Jury of Peers Correspondent this year!

I am a 2L Day student, Secretary of the Environmental Law Society, and a student in the International Human Rights Practicum, born and raised in Pasay City, Philippines. I went to undergrad at Emerson College in Boston, and my background before law school was mostly in environmental sustainability and marketing, with a few years as a professional ballet dancer.

My legal interests are rooted in my childhood in the Philippines, I have a strong passion for human rights and environmental protection, which is what led me to law school in the first place. LLS has provided me with so many opportunities to figure out what kind of path I want to forge within those legal interests, it is so important to explore and see what excites you most!

I am an international student, which I know isn’t very common for law school JD programs and has provided me with a different experience with its own unique challenges in this journey. I am happy to speak to any prospective international students and answer any questions.

Outside of law school, I enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, rock climbing, ballet, scuba diving, and hanging out with my dogs. After tearing my ACL earlier this year and not being able to participate in my usual hobbies, I took up photography so I might still be able to join in without the risk to my knee, and I have thoroughly been enjoying it so far. My bucket list would probably include scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, photographing the Philippine Eagle, and getting to the podium of the No Gi World Championship.

I am so excited to get to write for the Jury of Peers blog this year!

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