Mara Prieditis is in her third year of law school at California Western School of Law. Mara received her Bachelor of Arts in political Science and History from Rutgers University in 1998. She worked as a research assistant for the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in Washington D.C. and later went on to do graduate work at the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia. Mara taught History at a college preparatory high school in New Jersey for three years before deciding to pursue a Juris Doctor at California Western. In addition to her law degree, she plans on earning a concentration in International and Comparative Law from California Western, and is a certified mediatior with Bridge Mediation.