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Jessica: Lawyer, Leading with Spanish

 

Professionals across industries and skill levels are sharing how they Lead with Languages: 

“As a result of learning Spanish and having lived abroad, I am able to instantly connect with people. ”

Meet Jessica—a Partner at Greenwald Doherty, LLP

Language: SpanishJessica photo

Grew Up In: Los Angeles

College: University of California (UC), San Diego

Majors: Spanish Literature

Study Abroad: 1-year UC program in Barcelona, integrated into University of Barcelona classes in Spanish—and even one in Catalan!


How do you use your language skills in your work/career?

As a result of learning Spanish and having lived abroad, I am able to instantly connect with people. As a lawyer, I have reviewed documents, interviewed witnesses, and conducted trainings in Spanish. Being bilingual makes me more marketable and has provided multiple career and business opportunities.

Do you have an interesting, moving, or humorous anecdote featuring your language skills to share?

I got a really great job in the U.S. (that used my Spanish skills) as a result of meeting someone on an airplane in South America.


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