Posted by Ladan Herovi, Talent Branding Intern
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Adobe’s director of Legal Operations, Lisa K. Formerly a practicing lawyer in Silicon Valley, Lisa joined Adobe in 2004 as a corporate counsel and hasn’t looked back since.
“I love how much Adobe focuses on its employees both while we’re at the workplace and while we’re not. The support for the community, whether it’s our Community Action Committees or Dollars for Doers…our sustainability efforts, our environmental efforts, everything that we do just makes me proud,” Lisa says when asked about the best thing about working at Adobe.
In fact, as part of the company’s community involvement, Adobe has supported an organization, through matched donations and grants, which is very close to Lisa’s heart, the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley is a local non-profit organization that provides wild animal care and release while also teaching K-12 students how to live alongside wild and domestic animals. The center has several specialized groups that help critters ranging from squirrels and raccoons to birds of prey, like eagles, and hummingbirds, Lisa’s specialty.
Lisa first heard of the organization through a Center ‘baby shower’-a donation and fundraising event, collecting supplies used for rehabilitating animals that need special care and are under high stress. This came at a time where Lisa was searching for something that she was passionate about.
From that moment on, Lisa has dedicated a tremendous amount of her time to taking care of hummingbirds and birds of prey not only with the Center, but also at the Sky Hunters Environmental Education Center, where she served on the board of directors.
Lisa’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed either! Last year, the Junior League of San Jose recognized Lisa as a Crystal Bowl recipient, an honor presented to individuals who strive for greatness and work to implement positive change in their community.
When asked what advice she would offer to those looking to get involved in their communities, Lisa said, “If there is something that you are intrigued by or that you are passionate about or where you just want to feel like you’re making more of a difference and having an impact, it could be anything, it doesn’t need to be something glamorous. If there is some moment in your life where you think, ‘Wow, I need to do something bigger than myself, volunteering is a tremendous way to get that sense of giving back and commitment and dedication, and again, being a part of something bigger.”
If you would like more information on the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley or how to get involved, visit their website here.