Danielle Andrews-Lovell (L’11)
Danielle Andrews-Lovell (L’11) may not yet know where she will work when she graduates. But she knows her purpose—to advocate for underserved populations.
As a high school student in Miami, Andrews-Lovell had a realization while working in a homeless shelter for children. “Many of the kids needed glasses and it struck me how something as basic as eye care was hindering their academics,” she says. “It became clear to me that they were missing out on basic information.”
Andrews-Lovell went on to get her undergraduate degree at Harvard and worked in the nonprofit world before applying to Georgetown Law. During this time, she also volunteered for Sisters Network, a breast cancer awareness group for minority women.
“I wanted to go to law school to gain skills to become an advocate for these communities, and to be instrumental in the ways that communities gain information about health care, the environment, economic success—for example, through major media outlets,” she says.
The Power of Financial Aid
Georgetown Law was Andrews-Lovell’s first choice, so she was relieved when she learned the Law Center had also offered her the most generous financial aid package. “It’s huge to have someone financially invest in you and believe in your potential,” says Andrews-Lovell, whose family is not able to contribute to her legal education. “Without knowing my exact long-term career path and what my income will be, I didn’t want a large amount of debt. Georgetown understood and they helped.”
Having support has also made it easier for her to jump into campus life, she says. In addition to honing her oral advocacy skills through the Barristers’ Council, she is president of the Global Race and Identity Project, a student group that explores the intersection of race, gender and sexuality. She also serves on the Law Center’s diversity and student financial aid committees, and is a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Georgetown Law Entertainment Media Alliance.
“I feel a commitment to make Georgetown Law the best law school it can be and to contribute to the community,” she says.