Christian Women's Job Corps

2018 Graduation Keynote

 

NICANOR (NICK) PESINA, JR.

Nick Pesina is an attorney and partner at Roberts & Roberts, P.C. in Tyler, Texas.  With a strong interest in public service, he has worked at the city, state, and federal levels of government prior to becoming a lawyer.

Nick was appointed to the City of Tyler Half Cent Sales Tax Board, serves as President of the PATH Board, and is active with different organizations in the areas of leadership, professional development, and access to education.  Of his various community efforts, Nick is most passionate about expanding educational opportunities from “cradle to career.”

Nick understands the role education plays as “a game changer.”  He watched his mother work hard to become a naturalized U.S. Citizen after initially coming to the United States as an undocumented immigrant.  While neither of his parents graduated high school, Nick was blessed with two strong women in his life—his Grandmother and his Mother.  Both stressed the value of education and perseverance; their commitment to his education has made all the difference in his life.

A first-generation college student, Nick received both his Bachelor’s in Political Science/Spanish along with a Master’s in Public Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.  He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was inducted into its prestigious Order of the Barristers and was recognized with a Pro Bono Service Award in 2012.

 

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