September 15, 2021
Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Vermont, Major in Spanish, Minor in Music (Latin Jazz)
Years in the industry: 12
Favorite thing about working in the AEC industry: Meeting new people, chasing work… and continuing to fine-tune my elevator pitch.
Most memorable professional experience: My very first industry event was in the winter of the late 2000s… SMPS was hosting what resulted in a very notorious “Casino Night” at the Taj in Boston. It was my first networking event as a marketing and business development professional, and I could see that not only did this group have a lot of fun together, but that the relationships built through industry organizations like SMPS would help me not only meet new people but advance my own career. I remain friends and business associates with many of the men and women I met that night and through SMPS to this day!
Recent project you’re proud of (and why): NBBJ is currently working on a state-of-the-art, high-performing lab and office building at 325 Binney Street for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Creating healthy work environments to advance science is highly rewarding for both my NBBJ project teams as well as team members like me who are at the front end of pursuing new work. I am thrilled to see this project, in the heart of Kendall Square, advance into the construction phase.
Special skill we may not know about: My superpower is remembering names and faces.
Favorite place you’ve ever been: Southern France, Nice
The one thing in the world that you cannot live without: My sisters – I am the oldest of three girls. They are not only my best friends but continue to inspire me.
What you’re likely to be doing on a Saturday: Yoga class at North End Yoga, sipping coffee, gardening and grilling on my deck in Charlestown, where I have called home for the past 5 years.
Who or what inspires you most? The AEC network that continues to support one another, including my BD lady warriors.
Why are you a member of PWC? To promote and encourage women to both advance their careers and further build their network. Our PWC Boston Chapter events have continued to encompass a wide array of market sectors – Healthcare, Commercial, Science+Technology, Corporate, and Higher Education, which is unique for one single unified industry organization led by women.
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