Shayla Purifoy ’03 Talks About Experiences, Mentorship As Rhodes Urban Studies Major In Daily News
Publication Date: 3/14/2013
Shayla Purifoy, who graduated from Rhodes in 2003 with a B.A. in urban studies says in a Memphis Daily News article her senior seminar was on community policing. With this experience and the mentorship of her professor Mike Kirby, she decided she wanted to become a police officer.
She also participated in the Rhodes mock trial program, and her plans later evolved into a legal career. Now she is a staff attorney with Memphis Area Legal Services in the Domestic Violence and Family Law Unit. In addition, she serves as an attorney coach for the Rhodes mock trial program.