She also spends over 50 pro bono hours a year helping military veterans obtain the service-connected benefits they deserve.
Scholastica is a design catalyst for the Faegre Drinker Design Lab, a collaboration with Stanford University’s Legal Design Lab, and works directly with firm clients on design thinking exercises for in-house legal departments. In addition, Scholastica uses visual advocacy skills to create accessible factual and legal analyses that resonate with courts and her clients.
Scholastica is a combat veteran. She held the rank of captain in the Minnesota Army National Guard, where she managed over 200 soldiers as commanding officer of Bravo Company Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of the 34th Infantry Division. She received a bronze star medal for her service in Iraq as a military intelligence officer in charge of a section, as well as a meritorious service medal during a one-year deployment as an administrative law paralegal in Bosnia.
Scholastica is a working mom to three energetic boys and the proud wife of a U.S. Army JAG officer. She finds time to enjoy boxing workouts and is always planning a vacation to a destination with an ocean or beach.