What is your primary area of practice, and what drew you to it?
“I practice in labor and employment law, which ranges from general advice and counseling, up to litigation, and everything in between. But I like to think of it as more than that: I see myself as someone who helps public entities and businesses navigate their relationships with employees. When a labor or employment legal issue arises, I am a resource to help support employers through that process.
I was drawn to this area of law because no employment situation I see is ever the same. I am always given the opportunity to stay curious.”
Tell us about a recent memorable project, matter or case that you’ve worked on. What was fun? What was challenging?
I recently had the privilege to be involved with the Ally Young Leaders Program! I learned so much about myself as a lawyer, and I made several networking connections that I will cherish for years to come. While I was challenged to analyze my own business plan and think strategically about how to strengthen my practice, the tools I learned are invaluable to my future in this field.
Since the pandemic, what is one thing that has improved in your life?
During the pandemic, I have been so grateful for my family. Though it has been a challenge to be on lockdown, being able to really be present with my loved ones has been a blessing. Also, my dog has never been happier to have everyone home.
And now, a wild-card question: What’s your favorite place to visit and why?
The Oregon coast! I could never get tired of those beaches.