Melissa P. Rudas, Esquire came into my life when I needed it the most. After three collegiate years littered with major changes and career uncertainty, I found myself utterly lost. I took an internship position with her office without any real experience in the field of law with the hopes of finding some direction. However, what I found was so much more. Not only did I learn what it takes to be a successful attorney, but I became a part of a family and built inseparable bonds that I will forever cherish. Melissa recognized my potential and challenged me every day by holding me to her extremely high standards. She not only pushed me to be the best intern I could be but pushed me to be the best person I could be. In doing so, my passion for law grew and I began to experience the type of career equanimity I craved for so long. For me, the most rewarding aspect of my internship was being able to not only work with such a masterful professional, but to work with such a truly special and caring person. To say that Attorney Rudas is one of the most amazing individuals I have ever met is, quite honestly, an understatement. Through both the good and the bad, Melissa’s consistency and passion radiated from every aspect of her being. Melissa is a beacon of strength for those who need it most. She has changed so many lives for better, including my own. Melissa, thank you for everything you have done for me! Words cannot even express how grateful I am for your presence.