Education: Bachelor’s degree in history, Colgate University; master’s of business administration, Columbia University
Job responsibility: Financial executive
Company description: Energy company
Primary professional/community affiliations: Biogen Inc.; Joule; Junior Achievement of New Jersey; Drumthwacket Foundation; Women in the Boardroom
Last book: “One Summer: America, 1927,” by Bill Bryson
Who is your most influential role model? My father taught me to have a passion for learning and for my work, while cautioning that I should pick something that the world wants done. My father was the son of immigrants and the first in his family to go to college, which he said opened him to an incredi- ble world of things to learn. His words, experiences and actions truly shaped my approach to my career.
When is it appropriate to text in business? There is nothing wrong with texting, but it should never be done in a meeting or discussion with someone else. When you are present, be present.
What is your go-to stress buster at work? Never assume that you have to face challenges alone. Reach out to your team, a colleague or a friend.
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