I am a recent graduate from the University of Florida, class of May 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations. I have devoted the last 13 years of my life serving my country as a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard. I am also a certified military paralegal experienced in family & personal injury law. I have recently secured a wonderful job at Nationwide Insurance and have begun my Master’s at the University of Florida. Although born and raised in south Florida, I am excited to see where life takes me. I will be applying to Law Schools for next fall.
I have two wonderful daughters, ages 10 and 12. My husband is retired Army of 26 years and currently working as a traveling Safety Officer for Werner Trucking. We have been together since 2007 when fate brought us to the same Army unit. I have completed multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of OIF/OEF while continuing to pursue my education. My best friend is pictures below, a 7 year old special needs Maltese named Darla. She was diagnosed with a brain disease last year and we continue to fight everyday. She is still very happy and full of life despite all her challenges. I believe that every opportunity provides valuable experience that contributes to my overall success. I have a desire to work with people and for a company whose values align with my own. I strive to challenge myself both personally and professionally everyday, and maintain strong work ethics. My list of ideas for the future grow exponentially everyday, with the knowledge acquired through UF’s social media strategist program I know the sky is the limit. Feel free to learn more about me at www.aliciaslate.com.