Bridgette Lester completed her undergraduate studies at Jacksonville University. Bridgette was raised in a military home where she was afforded the opportunity to graduate in Italy while her father served this country. At JU, she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and Political Science. After graduation, she relocated to Seminole Florida where she served as the Senior District Executive for the Explorer program. Mrs. Lester then set her sights on education. She became an Educator with Pinellas County Schools in the fall of 2008. She taught the award winning Broadcast Journalism program at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School and served as a mentor for the Girlfriends program. While being an Educator she also attended the part-time program at Stetson University College of Law. She was recognized in Who's Who in American Law Schools and Universities earned a scholarship from the Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association and was honored as a Daniel Burton scholar. Mrs. Lester served as a Law clerk for Tamara Felton, P.A. and as a judicial intern for the Sixth Circuit before servings as an Assistant Public Defender. She has earned the coveted "We Are the Hope" award while in that position. Mrs. Lester now serves as an Associate with Trevena Pontrello & Associates. She was recently recognized as one of the 40 top African American attorneys under 40 by the National Bar Association. She still finds time to be actively involved in the schools church and the community.