Sashane McDonald graduated from the University of Oxford, England with a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Born and raised in Kingston Jamaica, she had obtained her Bachelors Degree at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, and later worked at the same University in the Bahamas. Thus she lived, worked and studied in 4 different countries before emigrating to the United States, where she now lives.
In addition, Sashane has travelled to over 20 different countries including India, Germany, Italy and Switzerland but it was her love for Spanish that led her to countries such as Cuba, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica. She loves learning new languages and received a diploma in Spanish and is also learning French. She loves playing chess, scrabble and dominoes.
Sashane is now a second year law student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She has consistently made the Dean’s List every semester since she started Law School. She serves as a Teaching Assistant for Trial Practice. She also works part time with the University of Florida’s Department of Housing. This past summer she interned at the State Attorney’s Office Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in Fort Lauderdale and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Criminal Division in Gainesville.
Sashane won the Trial Team’s 1L Closing Argument Competition in her first year at Law School. In her second year she made the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team and the Florida Trial Team where she competed in the Final Four Competition. She is the Chair of Intramural Competitions for the Trial Team. Sashane is also a member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers’ Division, the Bennett and Adkins Inns of Court and the Black Law Students’ Association.
Sashane loves litigation and intends to be a litigator (Criminal and Civil) when she graduates from law school.