Corporate Director, McLane Middleton, Professional Association

Birthplace: New York, New York

High school: Eastchester High School (Eastchester, N.Y.)

College/post grad degrees: A.B., Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.); JD, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (Chicago, Ill.)

Why did you choose your profession?

I was working at a commercial real estate firm after college and had come to love the art of the deal, but I was unfulfilled in my role. I am analytical by nature and law school felt like the perfect fit. It was the right choice – I am constantly challenged and I have enjoyed honing the craft of dealmaking.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Trust your gut. My life has not followed a traditional path because I said “yes” to unique opportunities that felt right. As a result, I’ve traveled the world and lived in many different places. Each of these experiences inform who I am today, and I am grateful for them.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Advertising all that New Hampshire has to offer. I live two miles from the beach but I can be in the mountains or a big city in just a short drive. By choosing New Hampshire, I get the experience of doing sophisticated legal work without the hassles of city life. Once young professionals see the opportunities, real estate, and lifestyle that New Hampshire has to offer, they will relocate.

What would you like to be doing when you’re 40?

I hope to be leading some of the most complex corporate deals in New Hampshire while simultaneously raising a happy, healthy, and active 2-year-old.

Volunteer activities: Waypoint (formerly Child and Family Services), Board of Trustees; Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle, member; Princeton Alumni Schools Committee, interviewer.

Last major achievement: Being elected a Director of McLane Middleton and the birth of my son, which happened within a month of each other this past fall.