Colleen Rodgers, a 2016 Pre-Law graduate of Mount Aloysius College, has spent the last five years working as a paralegal for a variety of law firms in western Pennsylvania. After graduation, she began her career as a criminal defense paralegal, working for three years in Butler before moving to Pittsburgh.
After working at different law firms following her graduation, Rodgers now works in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“In 2019 I moved to a medical malpractice defense law firm in Pittsburgh. I am now a contracted Paralegal with FSA Federal, working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh.”
Rodgers originally was on a slightly different route when she found her calling. “I originally wanted to become an attorney but soon realized how much I enjoy being a paralegal.” This change was driven by her interests in laws and specifically those laws in Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania law fascinates me. We have some of the oldest (and most dated) laws.”
Seeing as Rodgers has been practicing this since 2016, her new day to day work includes many of the skills she learned here at Mount Aloysius. “I work in the Financial Litigation Program and spend my days researching assets of our defendants. Most of them are ordered restitution and/or fines.” In true Mount Aloysius spirit, Rodgers has kept the Mercy Values true to heart stating that, “My favorite part about my job is working to achieve justice for victims.”