Throughout her time as a Law Links intern with the Johns Hopkins Health System Legal Department in 2017 and 2018, Daisheau “Shea” Player discovered that she could mesh her passions for science and law through a career as a medical malpractice attorney. After graduating from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 2018, she enrolled at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a chemistry major. She received five scholarships from organizations such as the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, and the Dickinson College Chemistry Department. As a resident advisor, chemistry tutor, athletics game assistant, and Academic Co-Curricular Excellence Peer Mentor, Shea gives back to her collegiate community through student engagement and peer mentoring. She also serves as the sophomore class president, member of the yearbook staff, and treasurer of the women’s club basketball team.
Above: Shea standing with Kevin Sowers, President of the Johns Hopkins Health System and VP of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Her advice to future Law Links interns?
Network, stay in touch, and take the job seriously – “You don’t always know who’s watching, and what you do impacts all of the interns behind you.”
Shea keeps in touch with her Law Links advisor, Mrs. Royal, who assisted her in finding an internship this past summer as a HR College Peer Mentor. In this position, she served as a liaison between 25 interns, their supervisors, and the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program headquarters. Through the Law Links program, Shea learned many lessons. In her own words:
“One of the most meaningful lessons I learned from Law Links was the power of self-advocacy and networking. Being able to advocate for myself and network has allowed me to meet people and have experiences and exposure to things that I otherwise wouldn't have. I've had the opportunity to meet people like Benjamin Crump and Viola Davis. I've been able to do research, attend high profile hearings, and speak on panels.”
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