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Anetra D. E. Parks
Director, Career Services & Professional Development
B.A., Classics, University of Colorado at Boulder (1998)
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law (2001)
Phone (307) 766-4074 (direct)
Office 114 College of Law
Open door policy, drop-ins welcome, and after hours & weekends by appointment.
Anetra Evashevski Parks joined the University of Wyoming College of Law as the Director of Career Services in November 2006. Anetra earned her B.A. in Classics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998 and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2001.
As Director of Career Services, Anetra provides one-on-one career counseling for both students and alumni. This includes the standard career services such as resume and cover letter review and then more in-depth services such as professional development, connecting students and alumni, providing opportunities for networking, workshops, and serving as "information central" for constituents.
Anetra enjoys working with students and alumni and helping them to achieve their career goals. She seeks opportunities to develop and strengthen ongoing relationships with local, regional and national employers to improve employer satisfaction with the recruiting process, as well as provide better career assistance to law students and alumni.
Prior to joining UW, Anetra practiced law from July 2002 to October 2006 in Boulder, Colorado, at the law firm of Greene, Meyer & McElroy, P.C., specializing in Indian law (water law, gaming, sovereign immunity, federal recognition and other legal issues unique to Native American tribes). Anetra also served for one year as a judicial clerk at the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Court from 2001 to 2002. In law school, Anetra was president of the CU-Boulder chapter of the Native American Law Students Association; interned for the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), both in NARF's Boulder office and its Anchorage office; and volunteered at the National Indian Law Library in Boulder, Colorado.
Anetra is licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado and is an active member of NALP (National Association for Legal Career Professionals), the Colorado Indian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Denver Area Legal Recruiters Association, and the Ewing T. Kerr Inn of Court (Cheyenne, Wyo.).
Anetra serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Wyoming State Advisory Committee, the UW American Indian Scholarship Committee, and is an active member of the University Women's Club.
Anetra is a member of the Cherokee Nation (enrolled) and the Nez Perce Tribe. She enjoys working with people, loves animals, photography and reading historical fiction, particularly stories set in ancient Rome. She enjoys writing, editing, and old-fashioned handwritten correspondence.