"I hope students know that it is okay to follow your passion. Don't worry about what other students are doing or how much they might make during the summer months. Carve out your own path and be creative. Attorneys do such a wide variety of jobs out in the real world and you are only limited by your imagination. Whatever makes you feel alive is what you should be doing. Make your decisions based on what is inside of you, not on what is around you. It all settles out in the end, the only difference is how long it will take you to find your happiness and fulfillment."
Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch is an immigration attorney in private practice. She founded her own firm, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, in 2015 and now has offices in Austin and Waco. Kate is actively involved in the Austin legal community as an activist for immigrants and as a board member for Casa Marianella and the Austin Bar Association Civil Rights and Immigration Section. She is a former board member for the Austin Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section and the Travis County Women Lawyers Association. She is also involved with the Austin Young Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
While at Texas Law, Kate participated in the Immigration Clinic and the Public Interest Law Association and worked at the Political Asylum Project of Austin. After graduating, she worked for two years with American Gateways, representing families detained at the T. Don Hutto facility in Taylor, Texas, funded by an Equal Justice Works Fellowship.