Patricia Schuermann earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University in 2014 in Liberal Arts with a concentration on social and political science, as well as a minor in music. She spent her junior year living in Italy, where she focused her studies on the Renaissance period. She started at Empire College School of Law in 2014, earned her Masters of Legal Studies in 2016, and is graduating with her Juris Doctorate in 2018. In 2017 she worked at the Small Claims clinic at Empire, helping people throughout Sonoma County with their small claims needs and questions. In her free time she enjoys playing the violin, baking, and spending time with her cats and dogs.