Megan G. Gaxiola initially became interested in the legal field after seeing how helpful legal professionals were in the immigration process of her father’s family.
“Being a paralegal offers the chance to be a part of the legal profession and truly help people like those who helped my father’s family,” Megan said. “A paralegal can make a law office more organized and efficient; skills which are an invaluable contribution to operational success.”
Megan joined the U.S. Army after graduating high school. While serving her country, she learned from the military not only how complex government systems operate but also how to excel as part of a team and overcome any operational deficiencies.
She pursued a career as a music teacher and held administrative roles for a variety of non-profits and arts agencies, but ultimately began her paralegal education after realizing the need for passionate legal professionals and advocates to help individuals navigate through a legal system that can be confusing and bureaucratic.
“After interacting with me, I hope our clients would say I was friendly, caring, a good listener, hard working, and paid close attention to all the details to ensure a smooth resolution to the matter,” she said.
University of Missouri-St. Louis
B.A., Music Education
American National University