Deirdre has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & History from Saint Louis University. She worked as an immigration paralegal at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project in Portland, Maine, the Rian Immigrant Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and McEntee Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, before deciding to attend law school. She attended Michigan State University College of Law, where she worked as a law clerk for the MSU Law Immigration Clinic and the Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project. Deirdre looks forward to working with unaccompanied minors at the Immigrant Legal Center in Omaha, Nebraska, as an IJC Fellow.