Honors

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HONORS POST-LAW SCHOOL:

  • Roopa received an official statement from Governor Dannel P. Malloy (CT)
  • Roopa received an official citation from CT Attorney General George Jepsen (CT).
  • Roopa won the Foundations TV award for Philanthropy 2017.
  • Roopa has been selected as one of Malta House’s “Wonder Women” – http://www.courant.com/java/hc-java-malta-wonder-women-20170126-story.html
  • Roopa won Ms. Woman of Achievement International 2017 and won as Businesswoman of the Year
  • Roopa was a keynote speaker at the IT Connect 2016 convention. She spoke on 2 panels “Big Data and Cybersecurity” and “Women in Power – Empower Women”
  • Roopa has received a “certificate of special recognition” from US Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)
  • Roopa received a citation from US Congressman Jim Hines (CT)
  • Roopa received a proclamation from Mayor David R Martin (CT)
  • Roopa was the Youth Achievement Award 2016 recipient by GOPIO-CT for her outstanding work in law, media, and beyond . (Press in the American Bazaar & India West) (Press post-event)
  • Roopa was selected and nominated for the prestigious United States of Women Summit 2016, which celebrated women high-achieving women who have made an impact in the world. (see press here)
  • Roopa attended a NASA summit for women in computer science.
  • For advocacy for women’s and girls’ right and the fight for their education, in Nov. 2015, Roopa was selected as Girl Rising Ambassador (see press here)
  • Guest Speaker at the Consulate General of India, New York (USA) on a summit on water sustainability in India and the US.  See press at links below:
  • Nominee – Trailblazer Award at South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut 2015
  • Speaker at the Lead India 2020 sponsored “Sustainable Development Conference” at Rutgers University held in honor of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.  Attorney Modha was the youngest speaker at the conference and spoke on the need for educating girls. October 17, 2015.

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  • Felicitated at the Dushahara festival in New Jersey (USA) by the South Asian community for her achievements in law, media, and fashion.

COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES:

Attorney Modha was elected by her peers to represent them as a graduation speaker at the commencement in May 2014.  Her speech is available for viewing below.  This was the third time Attorney Modha was selected as a commencement speaker.  She was elected speaker when she received her A.S. Honors Degree, again when she received her B.S. Honors Degree from Brandeis University, and now, her most prestigious honor was to represent her law school class when she received her JD.

UCONN LAW HONORS:

  • Attorney Modha holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from University of Connecticut: School of Law, which she received May 2014.
  • In addition, she received certificates in Intellectual Property Law as well as Tax Law, which required additional coursework, clinical experience, and research papers.
  • At the law school, she was elected Magister (President) of the Phi Delta Phi: International Legal Honor Society’s Ellsworth Inn Chapter.  She was instrumental in re-establishing the honor society at the law school.
  • For outstanding service in the field of law and to the law school, she received the prestigious George & Lorraine Schatzki award.
  • Additionally, Attorney Modha was nominated by the Assistant Dean of the law school – and won – the prestigious honor of being recognized and selected as a woman leader who would make a difference to the lives of women everywhere.  She was the only Indian and only South Asian who was selected for the honor.
    • CWEALF’s “40 Women for the Next 40 Years” Award recognizes women who will make a difference in the world, and honors those women who will build opportunities for other women in Connecticut in the future. Nominees should have demonstrated exemplary leadership, the potential to excel and a commitment to their community. All nominees were scored by a selection committee featuring accomplished leaders and partners of both CWEALF and Day Pitney LLP.
  • Member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.
  • Sole recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Scholarship, 2010-2011
  • Nationally recognized HonorSociety.org membership
  • President of the South Asian Law Students Association (“SALSA”) – 2 years in a row
  • Student Bar Association (SBA): “Diversity Committee” – The committee consisted of 7 total students. Attorney Modha was a member since her first semester of law school and was unanimously voted in.
  • SBA: “Diversity Committee” – Information Technology (IT) Officer
  • SBA: “Diversity Committee” – Ad-hoc Faculty Committee
  • Student writer for the law newspaper, “Pro Se”
  • As a student at the law school she completed 100+ Pro Bono Hours.

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY HONORS:

  • Class speaker at mini-commencement
  • President of the 3D Digital Artists Club
  • Brandeis University Student Senate
    • Village Quad Council
  • Founder and President of the Indian Cinema Club
  • Dean’s List and National Dean’s List membership every year
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Writer for the following school newspapers: “The Justice”, “The Hoot”, and “The Village Quad”

MASSASOIT HONORS:

  • Class Speaker at Main Commencement Ceremony
  • Dean’s List
  • National Dean’s List
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – New England Region Distinguished Chapter President Award
  • Green Key Award Recipient – Selection is primarily based on leadership, participation and unselfish contributions of one’s time, energy and ability. Additionally, the student must be academically strong. The award is the highest honor given to a student.
  • President’s Council – direct liaison for student and faculty to College President
  • Faculty Technology Committee – only student representative
  • Graduation Committee – only student representative
  • College Accreditation Committee for IT – only student representative
  • Student Senator
  • University of Massachusetts/Amherst College Academic Scholarship for excellence in Mathematics
  • Darlene Ellis Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship winner