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Christine M. Villarreal

Christine Villarreal is currently a full-time graduate student in the Paralegal Studies Program at George Washington University where she is attaining her Master’s degree.

She is the President of the Paralegal Student Association (PSA) and also holds the position of Student Representative for the GWU Paralegal Studies Advisory Board.

Previously, Christine worked as a Product Liability Defense paralegal at Arnstein and Lehr LLP in Miami where she worked on high-end automotive cases for clients such as Toyota and Ferrari. Christine holds a B.A. in Public Relations and International Studies from the University of Miami.

She is a Cuban-American and a Miami, Florida native. Christine currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area where she also helps as read-aloud volunteer for The Reading Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families by helping them create a literacy-rich environment and motivation for reading.

—— Three questions, three answers from Christine ——

What is the best book you have ever read?

If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone. Whether you are trying to get into a new field in your career or just trying to find your way in life, Kelly Cutrone, America's top fashion publicist, motivates women with her honest anecdotes on how to be successful and happy in anything you do. Most importantly, I took from her the advice of building my own "tribe" of those who inspire and guide me with positivity I need to live the life I want.

"There is a reason human being lived in tribes: it's useful." - Kelly Cutrone

What movie do you watch again and again?

Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. This movie brings to light that you can't always run from the life you lead who you are meant to be. I love that it brings the hope that people will love you for who you truly are.

What is the song you listen to in order to feel good in the morning?

Today is Your Day by Shania Twain because no matter how good or bad yesterday may have been, you always have to today to begin anew :)