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Morgan Hamrick

Major: Peace Studies
Current Poisition: Hamrick was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2018 after graduating from University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is an associate attorney at a private firm in Denver. She specializes in practicing family law as well as general civil litigation cases, including employment and disability discrimination and complicated contract disputes.

Influential Whitworth Professors: "I had two major influential professors at Whitworth. Kathy Storm was my seminar professor for Core 250. She helped me to recognize my passion for reading about different philosophers and theologians, and she really challenged my thinking. By the end of my senior year at Whitworth, she had become an amazing mentor, always encouraging me to pursue my passions and willing to take time out of her busy schedule to grab a cup of coffee and chat. The other professor who was highly influential was Julia Stronks. Although I never liked talking in class, Professor Stronks pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and prepared me for the dreaded Socratic method that law schools love to practice. I felt like I was very prepared entering my first year of law school because I had already briefed more than 100 cases in her classes."

Influential Whitworth Experience: "One of my most influential experiences at Whitworth was when I had the opportunity to have dinner and discussion with a judge from the Supreme Court of Washington. Listening to this prestigious individual speak motivated me to continue to work hard to get to where I am today and confirmed my passions for working in the justice system."

Career Goals: "Becoming an attorney was my ultimate career goal; however, my plans don't end there. I plan to expand my practice to help veterans receive medical benefits and discharge upgrades, and I am still considering becoming a judge advocate general once I have some experience under my belt."

Other Recent Alums

  • Coleen Hogan is a program analyst at the US African Development Foundation, a U.S. government agency based in Washington, D.C., that supports African agricultural communities. She earned a master's degree in international development at the University of Denver.
  • Chloe Becker is legislative director for the Oregon House Majority Office.
  • Kenzie Legg is attending law school at the University of Washington.
  • Abby Nyberg is an education volunteer for the Peace Corps in South Africa.
  • Jeff DeBray is the community outreach & development manager at Spokane County United Way.