Religious Studies

Megan Isom

My hometown when I was a student was

Howell, MI

I graduated in


I studied

Foreign Service

I currently live in

Notre Dame, IN

I am now

Law Student at the University of Notre Dame

Since graduating from Alma

After taking the summer off, I started at Notre Dame Law School the fall following my graduation and am now in my second year. During my first year summer I held an internship with the City Attorney’s Office of Grand Rapids, during which I worked on a range of issues, including civil rights and anti-discrimination.

My Alma education

I would not be where I am today without Alma. The fantastic professors and close-knit community make for a completely unique experience that is invaluable. I would not have been accepted to law school at a great university without my Alma education, nor would I have made life-long friendships or had the opportunity to travel abroad multiple times.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

The Model UN House, where I lived for three years while at Alma, and the Heritage Center Dance Studio.

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr. Blanchard, Dr. Hulme, and Dr. Lorenz.

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

Too many to choose from – but one of my most recent was going with my younger brother to move him into Bruske Hall at the start of his freshman year, and the start of his Alma experience. It was really nice to see the cycle continue at his Welcoming Convocation, and remembering my own.

My off-campus study experience(s) included

I participated in a travel-based Spring Term – Law, Conflict, and Human Rights with Dr. Ed Lorenz. We traveled to several European countries to study violations of human rights, during wartime and otherwise. It was an incredibly valuable experience, and I was able to use my Venture Grant in order to participate. I also had the opportunity to travel with the P-GLOBAL program to Hanoi, Vietnam, Gurgaon, India, and to complete an internship with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.