Francie Scott is the Assistant Dean of the Office of Career & Professional Development, where she counsels students on all aspects of professional development and career planning, maintains oversight of the law school’s mandatory 1L Professional Development course, and manages the law school’s employment outcome reporting obligations.
Francie is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Wake Forest School of Law and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Philosophy and French. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Samuel G. Wilson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. She practiced labor and employment law for several years with an international law firm based in Richmond, Virginia. In 2008 she left the practice of law to obtain a Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her concentration was in nonprofit management. Before attending law school, she served in the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe. She has authored a treatise chapter on U.S. employment law, published multiple NALP Bulletin articles addressing issues of law student professional development, and been a panelist at academic conferences on student professional identity formation. She is a member and former president of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association and is involved in many NALP professional groups, including the Law Student Professional Development section. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, also an attorney and Wake Forest Law alum, and two sons.
Jordan Crosby Lee, Esq.
Associate Director, Student Engagement
Jordan Crosby Lee is an Assistant Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development. He has earned three degrees from Wake Forest including a BA in English, an MA in English, and a JD. Prior to attending graduate school, Jordan taught high school in San Antonio, Texas. His experience there forged a passion for mentoring and teaching. While considering a career in academia, Jordan attended graduate school and earned his MA in English in 2013. Noting that the field of law appeared to be a space where language directly translated to substantive action, Jordan chose to apply his training in critical reading, writing, and analysis to the law. He graduated from Wake Forest Law in 2016 with multiple trial advocacy honors earned during his time on the National Trial Team (Robert Goldberg Award, Order of Barristers, and other specific competition related awards).
After becoming licensed to practice law in Texas, Jordan worked as an associate attorney for Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari, a full service litigation firm in San Antonio, Texas. There he worked on a variety of litigation cases spanning multiple practice areas. However, his love for Wake Forest, teaching, mentoring, and the law quickly led him back to Mother So Dear. As an Assistant Director of the OCPD, he is able to combine his passion for teaching and the law with his diverse career background to assist Wake Forest’s budding attorneys define their professional identities, explore career options, and identify and pursue their career goals.
Raised in Winston-Salem, Betsy earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently she worked in-house at Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC in Greensboro. Prior to that, Betsy worked in litigation at what is now Womble Bond Dickinson before moving in-house to a drug development company. Her professional legal experience includes providing general business advice to various business partners (including sales force, sales operations, research and development, and product marketing teams), commercial contract drafting and negotiation, regulatory guidance, employment matters, and conducting legal training events and other meetings. Betsy has also assisted nonprofit organizations with various matters including bylaw drafting and revision, personnel policies, contract negotiation and board governance issues.
Brittany Crimmins is the Assistant Director of the Office of Career & Professional Development. Brittany earned her JD from Villanova University and BS of Sport Management from Elon University. After graduating law school in 2020, Brittany worked at the NCAA as a postgraduate intern in the Eligibility Center until 2021 when she began working for Wake Forest’s Athletic Department as the Eligibility Coordinator. There, she was responsible for coordinating the athletics admissions screening process and ensuring that all NCAA eligibility requirements were met for prospective and transfer student-athletes. As someone who always had a passion for teaching, Brittany joins the OCPD eager to assist Wake Forest’s law students find their legal passion and pursue their career goals.
Catherine Sapp has been with the Office of Career & Professional Development since 2005. She has over 40 years of experience as an administrative professional in various corporate settings. She now serves as the direct contact between employers and our office to facilitate recruitment opportunities between law firms, government agencies, corporations and law students through on-campus interviews, regional and national interview programs, employer outreach, and networking event coordination.
Marketing & Data Coordinator
Sarah Taylor supports the marketing, communication, and data needs of the office. She is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive communication strategy for the office and serves as office expert on Symplicity and other various career services databases. She collects and synthesizes all graduate employment data for annual employment reports to the American Bar Association and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and is responsible for maintaining online resource materials as well as managing the OCPD’s social media presence. Sarah is a magna cum laude graduate of Towson University with a B.S. in Computer Art and also holds an Associate of Applied Science in Networking Technology from Forsyth Tech.
Andrea supports the day-to-day activities of the Office of Career & Professional Development and serves as the point of contact and liaison with the public, students, faculty, and staff. She administers job postings as well as assists with preparations for on- & off-campus interview programs, clerkship outreach, and various projects for members of the office. She has a wealth of experience in Finance, Administration and Human Resources as a result of working for various law firms in the South Jersey-Philadelphia area for the past 30 years.