Background

Before attending law school, Ms. Fernandez spent time in Washington, D.C., where she interned at one of the nation’s leading law firms for litigating damages claims in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She also advocated for global women’s rights on Capitol Hill, lobbying for bills that protect young women from abuse.

During her time at Stetson Law, Ms. Fernandez interned for the Honorable Judge Amy Williams in the Sixth Judicial Circuit court. She also spent time as a teaching assistant for legal research and writing and a summer as the chief law clerk for a litigation firm in Tampa. She also served on the executive board for the Stetson chapters of Amnesty International and The Federalist Society and took part in the College of Law’s “Wills for Warriors” Program, which worked to provide free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses.

While at Stetson, Ms. Fernandez was also active in the college’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy, receiving the award for Best Advocate in the American Association for Justice Intramural Trial Competition. She represented the school in competitions across the nation as a member of two of Stetson Law’s advocacy boards; the Stetson Trial Team and the Stetson Moot Court Board.

Education

Ms. Fernandez received her B.A. in criminology, with a minor in psychology at the University of South Florida in 2012, cum laude. Before graduation, she was accepted by The Washington Center in Washington, D.C., where she spent her final semester of undergraduate education in its Law and Criminal Justice program. Ms. Fernandez received her Juris Doctor in 2016, from Stetson University of Law. 

Admissions and Associations

Ms. Fernandez is a member of The Florida Bar.

Free Time

In her free time, Ms. Fernandez enjoys spending time outdoors. Her pastimes include sailing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and target shooting.