How did someone with a degree in Anthropology end up becoming a paralegal?

I enjoy anthropology, and I did an internship at the Institute for American Indian studies in Washington, CT while I was in school. But at the same time, I was working at another company where I met a Connecticut public defender and ended up working as his assistant. I was doing legal research for the appellate court and found it interesting, so decided to get my certification as a paralegal.

Did you encounter any particular challenges starting a new job during COVID?

The job transition was actually easier than I expected since Rucci Law Group was able to easily set up work from home accommodations. My biggest COVID challenge was actually not related to my employment. My husband and I got married in May 2020, which was right at the start of COVID. We had to cancel our big wedding for a more intimate teeny tiny ceremony with only a justice of the peace and a few family and friends, which ended up being nice in its own way. Eventually we’ll have that big wedding too! 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love reading and the outdoors– especially hiking, kayaking, and traveling. I really enjoy visiting national parks. One of my favorite trips was to North Dakota and South Dakota, hiking in the Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Aaron, and our two cats:  Coral and Maestro.