Courtesy of Macey Shay
2012: Macey Shay
The Red Ledger: What college did attend?
Macey Shay: I went to the University of Texas at Austin for undergrad and Oxford University for my Master’s degree. I am currently at Stanford Law School.
TRL: What did you study in college?
MS: History honors major, French minor.
TRL: Why did you pick that field of study?
MS: I chose my major because I have always been passionate about history, and I thought it would help prepare me for law school.
TRL: Were there any classes at Lovejoy that propelled you into what you did at college?
MS: Lovejoy provided me with an excellent education that prepared me very well for university studies. I especially think the AP courses I took taught me important study and time management skills.
TRL: What did you participate in while at college?
MS: While in undergrad, I also studied at the Université de Montréal on a Killam Fellowship (administered by the Fulbright Foundation) and spent time studying or pursuing research at the Sorbonne, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, King’s College London, and the Università di Corsica. I took coursework at the Université de Montréal, the Sorbonne, and King’s College London. I was pursuing historical research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Università di Corsica.
TRL: What were your biggest struggles in these places?
MS: It was challenging to take coursework and do research in French, but it was also really fun.
TRL: What are your best memories from your time abroad?
MS: My best memories are all the friendships I made.
TRL: What did you do after college?
MS: I was very fortunate to receive an Ertegun Scholarship in the Humanities to study at Oxford University for my Master’s degree. Now I am in my first year of law school at Stanford.
TRL: How has that experience impacted you?
MS: My graduate studies at Oxford and Stanford have allowed me to pursue the academic and career goals that I first developed while at Lovejoy.
TRL: What are your goals for the future?
MS: After graduating from law school, I hope to pursue a federal clerkship and then work as an attorney in the private sector. Eventually, I would like to be a law professor.
TRL: What was it like knowing your sister became the valedictorian in 2014? What were your thoughts or reactions when you found out?
MS: I was super-proud of Chloe for her success in high school, and I am constantly impressed by all that she has accomplished since.