A lawyer, researcher and advocate, Attorney Kara M. Secan has collaborated on multiple initiatives in the public schools, participating on advisory boards, fundraising, and overseeing school enrichment activities. Kara’s work experience includes practicing law, legal analysis in the corporate sector, and academic research. She has served as guardian ad litem for the best interests of children in child welfare cases. Through her work as a juvenile legal advocate, as a community volunteer and as a mom, she has seen first-hand the impact that having positive self-esteem has on children. At MEDIAGIRLS, Kara hopes to aid the organization in its quest to educate children to be informed consumers of social media. Kara is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She earned her Juris Doctorate (JD) at Suffolk University Law School, and her Master of Laws (LLM) and Bachelor of Laws (BCL) at University College Cork, Ireland. While earning her JD in Boston, Kara was awarded a Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the study of Professional Responsibility. In addition, she placed first in her LLM class. Kara is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. She enjoys following cryptocurrency markets, reading, walks with her dog and cheering on her children’s sports teams.