I want to understand how and why you ended up here working at Buchanan & Buchanan. What led you to this job? What were you doing before you came here? What attracted you to work for the Buchanan team?
After law school and before working for Buchanan & Buchanan, I had a career in human resources. During my career in human resource, I sat for and passed the Michigan Bar Exam. Law has always been my passion and was an easy decision to switch careers from human resources to a great law firm. The friendliness and closeness of the Buchanan & Buchanan team immediately attracted me to the firm and I am happy to join the team.
Name three words to describe you.
Cultured, compassionate, and sincere
What are you happiest doing, when you are not working?
When not working, I enjoy travel. For me, travelling is an enriching experience because of cultural immersion and exchange. I like to engage with the locals, enjoy local customs, and learn the realities of their everyday life.
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
The island of Santorini, Greece is my favorite place in the world. I’ve been there several times. Oia is the side of the island with stunning views and breathtaking sunsets, overhanging the Aegean sea.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Connecting with people of all backgrounds and life experiences. Speaking and engaging people that experienced a trauma requires empathy, sensitivity, and connection.
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