Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. FFRF.org

Meet an intern: FFRF intern works doggedly for legal team

Vol. 36 No. 02 March 2019
Liana McGregor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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.