From The Rock

Catching up with Christina

By | August 24, 2020

Each member of our team exudes “cool” in a different way. For Christina, that coolness is a unique breed – one that simultaneously appreciates the classics and the present without the slightest air of pretension. Since she joined our team in 2017, she has added a fresh perspective and seasoned expertise, and we’re excited to share that with you this month! We had no doubt when we asked her a few questions about personal and professional revelations throughout 2020 that we’d feel comforted and inspired by her responses. Learn more about Christina and what she’s been up to. 

Do you have any special WFH treats you give yourself or rituals you practice?

  • Facial sheet masks (when I’m not on a videoconference, of course!) and the occasional glass (read: bottle) of red wine in the afternoons. 

If you could pick up and move anywhere in the world, where would you find yourself?

  • That’s a tough one. I’d say either San Diego for its beaches and food or Vienna, Austria, to satisfy my inner Baroque nerd.

It’s back-to-school season! Looking back, what advice would you give to student Christina?

  • Keep diversifying your skills and trying new things so you don’t get pigeon-holed into one expertise. Also, start a blog or YouTube channel now before everyone else does, and then live off of those ad dollars.

What’s the best thing you’ve binge watched or listened to lately?

  • “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix. It was a sweet, heartfelt show, and I felt it showed a lot of accurate depictions of growing up as a South Asian-American.

What’s one professional skill you’ve honed in 2020?

  • Empathy and listening are the best ways to connect with clients (and people, overall) when we can’t be together.

How are you making the most of summertime in Memphis?

  • Hanging at the pool on the weekends. On weeknights, I try to take long walks along the Mississippi River or hit up a safe outdoor patio restaurant. 

Are there any new (or old) albums that are on repeat in your home?

  • I got a record player during quarantine, so I’ve put several of my mom’s old vinyls on loop like the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel.