The son of Brazilian and French-Lebanese immigrants, Cedric grew up in New York City and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Political Science. Prior to coming to NYU to pursue a dual JD/MBA degree, Cedric worked as a paralegal at a large international law firm as well as at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. In the private sector, Cedric supported attorneys and managed paralegal teams during major litigation and international arbitration cases. In the public sector, Cedric collaborated with assistant district attorneys on complex, long-term investigations into the corrupt activities of criminal enterprises. Outside of class, Cedric is a foodie who enjoyswatching Gordon Ramsay TV shows, traveling, going to the movies and rooting for his Jets, Knicks, Yankees and NYCFC.