Meet an intern: FFRF intern works doggedly for legal team
Name: Liana McGregor
Where and when I was born: Madison, Wis., in 1995.
Family: It’s just me and my parents, Tom and Anita, and the dogs, Emma and Bailey.
Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison class of 2018. I majored in political science.
My religious upbringing was: None. My parents are agnostic and they raised me to be open-minded and respectful of all religions.
What I do here: Anything they want me to, but I mostly prepare letters for the legal department. When I’m not drafting letters, I’m usually working on a research project or mass mailing for one of the attorneys.
What I like best about it: I’ve learned so much from everyone here, and everyone is so helpful and patient. My writing skills have really improved, and I like to see how the attorneys edit the drafts I give them.
Something funny that’s happened: The legal assistant throws things at me, but sometimes it’s candy so I can’t complain.
My legal interests are: Social justice, constitutional law, women’s rights and prison reform.
My legal heroes are: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sir Thomas More and Sally Yates.
These three words sum me up: Caring, skeptical, sleepy.
Things I like: Cooking, hiking, reading, and hanging out with my dogs.
Things I smite: Intolerance, canned corn and dirty fingernails.
I wish you’d asked me: More about my dogs.