OMRF was a fantastic place for me to see people who loved what they were doing and were so committed to helping people. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much being a lawyer who did a lot of scientific work was the way I could help the most.
Jamaica Potts Szeliga
After graduating from Stillwater High School, Szeliga believed she was bound for a career in the lab. But a summer as an OMRF Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar led her to choose a different path. Today, the Harvard-trained attorney is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, where she helps inventors secure patents and litigates intellectual property disputes.
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