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2012: Macey Shay

Macey Shay, Lovejoy's 2012 Valedictorian, has graduated from UT's undergrad program, Oxford's masters program, and is currently attending Stanford.

Macey Shay, Lovejoy's 2012 Valedictorian, has graduated from UT's undergrad program, Oxford's masters program, and is currently attending Stanford.

Courtesy of Macey Shay

Macey Shay, Lovejoy's 2012 Valedictorian, has graduated from UT's undergrad program, Oxford's masters program, and is currently attending Stanford.

Courtesy of Macey Shay

Courtesy of Macey Shay

Macey Shay, Lovejoy's 2012 Valedictorian, has graduated from UT's undergrad program, Oxford's masters program, and is currently attending Stanford.

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.

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