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WHY I VOLUNTEER

Has someone ever extended a helping hand to you just

difference I can. In my current position as the Director

in time during a period of great need? Do you remember

of Administration for California at Katten Muchin

how it felt to be helped? How do you think it feels for that

Rosenman LLP, an international law firm, I have been

person to whole-heartedly give of themselves? Volunteer

able to merge my passion for giving and making

work is not a one-way street, just affecting the person

differences throughout the year with a team of people

receiving help, but is also gratifying for the one giving,

from all walks of life.

as it creates a bridge for human connection and spirit.
It is in the true spirit of volunteerism that we learn to be

One organization that I am incredibly proud to volunteer

compassionate and selfless. It is when one gives without

for is Public Counsel, the world's largest pro bono

expecting anything in return, and knowing that one's

public interest law firm. This association supports

actions echo through the lives affected by the ripples of

pro bono assistance for low-income parents with the

one's good deeds, which helps people understand and

adoption of children stuck in the foster care system,

define their life's purpose. Living with compelling purpose

civil rights and prisoners' rights cases, and immigration

is what feeds the incredible drive in my life.

issues. In 2008, the year after I joined Katten, I had the
pleasure to help fundraise for Public Counsel's "Run

My life started from humble beginnings. From those

for Justice" event in March. It is a 5K Run/Walk in

beginnings, I studied my mother who gave to my siblings

conjunction with the Los Angeles Marathon and takes

and the community like she was giving from plentiful

place at Dodger Stadium. Katten has been recognized

means. She instilled me with her giving spirit. Her

multiple times for Most Outstanding Team Participation

teachings now run in my DNA. By carefully observing her

in many categories involved with Public Counsel's "Run

and studying her teachings of compassion, I was inspired

for Justice." I won the "Highest Individual Fundraising"

to make sure to care for those in need. As soon as I had a

award on three occasions.

taste for making a difference, I set out on a journey to pay

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it forward to as many people as I can possibly reach.

Another great program that I am involved in is

I am involved in a number of organizations that allow

mentoring eight high school students from Verbum Dei

me to continue my efforts in making the biggest

High School. Verbum Dei High is located in the heart of

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