It’s not everyone who goes from the lab room to the courtroom, but Huiya felt like anything was possible as a University of Massachusetts Amherst grad.
My road to law school took me a little while to figure out. But UMass was actually crucial in me figuring that out. Because UMass gave me my first taste of the real world. I was able to select my classes and overload myself if I wanted to. The world was my oyster. And I wanted to go somewhere where there were as many open doors as possible. And I felt that UMass was that place. Diversity was actually one aspect of UMass that I really enjoyed, that there were people from very different walks of life, a lot of different views of the world. Everyone could find, given the diversity there, people that they could relate to, grow with, learn with. And there was a core group that carried through sophomore, junior, and senior year. So there was a lot of camaraderie. Going to UMass provided me with the technical degree that I needed to end up where I am today. But on a more personal level, UMass gave me the ability to make my own decisions with support. I am Huiya Wu. I am a partner with Goodwin Proctor. I stand for diversity. And I stand for UMass.