Jacqueline Rudloff

Why take a traditional path to getting an education when you can create your own? That's exactly what Jacqueline Rudloff '10 decided to do. She always had a desire to help others and hoped to one day be a lawyer.

Jacqueline first attended firefighting school at Temple College. "It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but it taught me to be both mentally and physically prepared," she said. Jacqueline worked as an auxiliary firefighter and studied to be a paramedic.

 She later enrolled at FSCJ and almost finished her associate degree, when the College started offering a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management. "I planned to transfer to UNF but decided to stay at FSCJ," shared Jacqueline. While attending the College, she was the first president of the Business Club. Her professors were an amazing support system. "Sheri Litt and Betsy Davis were adamant that I would make it to law school," recalled Jacqueline.

 After graduating in 2010, Jacqueline attended Florida Coastal School of Law, where she was a research and writing editor on the Law Review editorial board. She was also the recipient of the Dean's Merit Scholarship, awarded to law students in the top five percent of their class. In the midst of her college studies, Jacqueline made time to serve as president of the Rotary Club of Arlington. In 2013, she completed her Juris Doctorate in Law.

 Today, Jacqueline is living her dream and continues to help others. She is assistant vice president and counsel at Deutsche Bank, where she specializes in contract negotiations. Jacqueline also serves on boards of a private school, a medical clinic and Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida. Jacqueline is also a Rotary past district area governor. To further enhance her community engagement work, she completed Leadership Jacksonville and is a Delores Barr Weaver fellow with the Women's Giving Alliance.

Jacqueline encourages others to not be afraid of a nontraditional path. "Education looks different for everyone. There are many ways at FSCJ to pursue an education, whether it's a trade, degree or a certificate." She's glad that she took the time to invest in herself. "Investing in myself has made a difference. I get to wake up and be a lawyer every day." We're always looking for amazing alumni to spotlight. You must have graduated from the College or earned at least 30 credit hours. Share your story today or recommend an alumni to spotlight. Email alumni@fscj.edu.