Student, Harvard Law School
Kirsten Heenan is a 3L at Harvard Law School. She graduated from Duke in 2008 with a degree in Public Policy Studies and a minor in Economics. She decided in fourth grade that she would go to Duke, then go to law school, then become a corporate lawyer. At the time, a "corporate lawyer" was a fairly mythical thing, that she decided upon arbitrarily, but as she got older, the business world became increasingly appealing. The summer after my junior year in college, in 2007 Kirsten interned in Hong Kong for the General Counsel's office of Ernst & Young, and that experience solidified her desire to go to law school and practice at a large law firm. Next year, she will be making this goal into a reality when she starts at Cahill Gordon & Reindel as a corporate associate.
Kirsten is from a little tiny town on the East Coast of Florida, and even though she lives in Boston and will be moving to New York, she dislikes cold weather intensely. She loves to read historical fiction (Jeff Shaara is a favorite) and when Duke basketball games are on, nothing is more important to her. Her favorite place in the entire world is Cameron Indoor Stadium, followed closely by the ferry approach to Hong Kong Island.