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Willa Henshaw

Willa Henshaw

Leidos /Contractor

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Willa's work combines: Law, Government, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Supervisory Paralegal

I assist Assistant U.S. Attorneys with producing discovery for criminal cases.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School


  • Bachelor's Degree

    Political Science and Government, General

    University of California-Irvine

  • Certification



  • Graduate Degree

    Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management

    American Public University System

  • Vocational

    Library and Information Science

    Drexel University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Paralegals & Legal Assistants:

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science and Government, General

Certification: Paralegal

Graduate Degree: Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management

Vocational: Library and Information Science

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Death of father

  • 2.

    Lived in France for a year.

  • 3.

    Started family

  • 4.

    Lost job I loved

  • 5.

    Found job I have now

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    How did you get to graduate from UC Irvine?

  • How I responded:

    I did not get into college because I am black-no affirmative action! I was in the top 10 % of my class- you can do anything you determine you want to do! Ignore the biases! Race does not matter! It’s you who matters! Your hard work! Your desire to succeed- is what counts the most not what people think about whether you deserve to be someplace or not!