Petal Modeste is the Associate Dean of Professional Advancement, Graduate Degree Programs and Executive Education at Columbia Law School*. Petal began her legal career as an associate in the Finance Group at Shearman & Sterling, LLP and before joining Columbia Law School, she served as Senior Director and Strategic Advisor for Legal Recruiting at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP.
Petal received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education, cum laude, from Andrews University, her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Howard University School of Law and her MBA from Columbia Business School.
Petal serves on the board of several non-profits dedicated to positively impacting the lives of families and children. She is married with two daughters. She and her family live in New York City and spend significant time with their immediate families in the Caribbean and Western Europe.
*The opinions and views expressed on Parenting for the Future are those of the speakers and do not purport to reflect any policy or position of Columbia Law School.