Senior Assistant Dean
University of Virginia School of Law
How long have you been a member of WALRAA? What has been your favorite experience so far?
1-2 years. It's hard to pick a favorite because all of the programming is good, but I really enjoy the holiday reception.
How has WALRAA helped you in your field?
WALRAA has been a great way to get to know the DC recruiters better and to develop a stronger knowledge of their firms. It has also provided more interaction with other Career Services professionals on the school side.
How did you first learn about and get started in Attorney Recruiting/Career Services?
I worked on recruiting throughout my 19 years in firm practice (serving on the Recruiting Committee for many of those years). When I decided I was interested in a new challenge, this was the only job for which I applied. (P.S. It has been a great choice.)
How do you balance your career and personal life?
You're supposed to do that? Just kidding. I try to stay committed to time with my family and one good hobby. I am one of those people who actually likes work, however. It took me a long time to admit that to myself. But that also allowed me to ease up on myself for spending more time working than is probably rational otherwise.
What is the best professional advice you have received?
You cannot litigate in fear. (And it carries over to other jobs.) Do the right things for the right reasons and don't be fearful about the consequences or the outcomes.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.
Most people don't know that I have an absolutely great list of the best movies ever filmed.