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Daniel Zeno ( Class of 2009)

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Undergraduate school and major: Wabash College, economics

Extra-curricular or co-curricular activities in which you were involved during law school:

Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, student writer and Note & Comment Editor; Equal Justice Foundation; Iowa Campaign for Human Rights; Black Law Students Association, chair, 2007-08; Equal Justice Works, National Advisory Committee, 2008-2009

Current employer: 

ACLU of Iowa


Des Moines

Job title:

Policy Director

Previous positions:

Staff Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid, Cedar Rapids

Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Atlanta

What is your pinnacle career goal:

Policy expert for the president

Your favorite part of your job:

Getting to be in the mix of what is happening in Iowa.

Your interests outside of work:

Long distance running

What is your favorite movie:

Lean on Me

What do you wish your 1L/2L/3L self knew about the job search:

Start early and bring your whole self not just your law school self. Every experience you've had before and during law school matters.

What advice do you have for success in summer positions:

Be flexible. Learn as much as you can on the job and about the locality in which you're living. Practice work-life balance.