Rosalin Alexis Walcott '98
Paralegal at GoodSmith, Gregg & Unruh
I am Rosalin Alexis Walcott. I graduated from De La Salle Academy in 1998, when we were just a “one floor schoolhouse”, on the top floor of Rapunzel’s castle. I am glad to see for myself the tradition of steep stairs is ongoing. Upon graduating, I was looking for a place with the same sense of community, focus on teaching responsibility and the cultivation of leadership that I benefited from at De La Salle. I found that at Concord Academy, a boarding school in Massachusetts. Then I attended Lake Forest College, in Illinois. I received my BA in English, minoring in Metropolitan and African American Studies. In 2014 I graduated with honors from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing Studies, receiving a Litigation Practice Certificate from The Institute of Paralegal Studies. In that same year I was one of eleven students, the first from the Paralegal Studies program, to receive the 2014 Loyola President’s Medallion. The President’s Medallion is awarded for leadership, scholarship, and consistent dedication to helping others, all of which I learned from De La Salle. It’s the De La Sallian way!
I am currently an Illinois Accredited paralegal handling a range of business controversies and transactions at GoodSmith, Gregg & Unruh. [GGU was founded in 1996 by partners from Latham and Watkins]. When I am not working I am volunteering; I do some work with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless’ associate board and various legal associations in Illinois. I also serve on Advisory Committee for Loyola’s Paralegal Studies.
De La Salle has impacted my life by wildly changing its course before I realized I had a choice. De La Salle Academy laid a foundation of leadership, scholarship, service and spiritual growth under a roof of community and heart. I make sure I stay in touch and continually give to a school that showed me the strength and beauty of who I am, who I can be and how to dutifully impart those major keys.