Do you think that the life of a lawyer is working long hours until 2 a.m. and having your accomplishments measured by your “billable hours?” It doesn’t have to be that way. There are alternatives. You can be a lawyer and still have a life, as Sandra T.M. Chong most certainly proves. As Assistant General Counsel for the San Diego Unified School District, she provides legal counsel on school construction, labor compliance, student rights, and other issues. She also negotiates settlements to litigation and disputes, as well as identifies potential liabilities. But her life isn’t limited to being a lawyer. Sandra, 35, loves eating and exercising, so in addition to dishing out legal advice, she also regularly serves up restaurant reviews and exercise tips. To learn more about Sandra, her career, and her extracurricular activities, check out this week’s Young & Professional Profile.
Luis Andre Gazitua, Esq. is a man of passion, integrity, and drive who, at age 31, works tirelessly as Senior Adviser in the Mayor’s Office of Miami-Dade County, as founding partner of the law firm of Gazitua Letelier, and as the Governmental and Community Liaison of the professional networking organization Next In Line. Can you still keep up with this stamina? Guiding business development ventures in both the private and public sectors, Luis tells us that there’s more to be gained by reaching beyond personal gain and financial accumulation. Working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami-Dade County, Luis sits on the Board’s Family Selection Committee where he is able to meet with families and recommend future home ownership. He works in countless ways to continually make community uplift his guiding light, and for these reasons, we are happy to introduce to you a man who will surely make an impact on the The CulturalConnect generation. Read on to find out more in this week’s Young & Professional Profile.