Paralegal, Federal Tax Clinic
Sharon joined LSC 2020 as a Paralegal. She performs specifically delegated substantive legal work in managing the Tax Clinic’s dockets, client intake and works with partner organizations in efforts to achieve the Center’s mission.
Sharon is originally from London, England and spent years there before migrating to the United States, ultimately settling in Massachusetts, where she became a US Citizen in the mid 1980’s. Early in her career, she worked in corporate law as a Legal Executive Assistant. Thereafter, she embarked in the Biotechnology industry in Cambridge as a Regulatory Affairs Associate performing liaison work under FDA pharmaceutical Guidelines. She balanced this position with a small self-owned real estate and property management business in Jamaica Plain and Springfield, Mass.
Yet, Sharon felt a yearning to do work that was more directly involved for members of the community who were struggling both at a social and economical disadvantage. It was her desire to promote self- sufficiency, career opportunities, educational awareness and mentorship, particularly among youth and young adults. She found fulfillment in this work at a nonprofit social service organization in Jamaica Plain that offered multiservices and initiative programs, including social work, behavioral health, effective parenting classes for young parents, Fatherhood initiatives, guardianship for elder financial security and clinical care for children suffering from trauma.
Years later, Sharon relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and worked with higher education institutions and volunteer programs before returning to her beloved Boston. Sharon has attended Suffolk University, Simmons College and Roxbury Community College and holds a Degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in Health and Human Service Management. She also works with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and serves as a Hearings Officiant Panelist in Child and Family Reunification in deciding family action plans towards forwarding steps.
Sharon and her husband have been married for 25 years, and they have two children, a daughter who is entering law school in the fall of 2020 and a son who attends middle school.