Corporate and Securities Assistant
Serena Quinlan is the executive assistant to the Corporate and Securities team. In her position, she is responsible for managing the schedule of the department head, Kevin, as well as assist all C&S team members with various tasks such as state and federal filings, client communication, and forming, implementing, and following the team’s processes and procedures. Serena enjoys her work with the C&S team and finds great joy in providing her support and dedication to each member.
Prior to starting at Geraci, Serena attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
A trip I took to Europe for a month after graduating high school.
Word that best describes you
Devil Wears Prada, What a Girl Wants, This is the End
Relax when not working
workout, watch TV, travel, spend time with my family and friends
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” (technically Babe Ruth said this, but I first learned it from the movie Cinderella Story)
One of your favorite memories since being at Geraci
Going to my first conference ever! It was really exciting to see the work that is done outside of the office.
What was it about the legal field (or marketing) that drew your interest?
While I have not get attended law school, I plan to within the next year. What initially drew my interest in the legal field was hearing my mom describe having a legal education as like having a superpower. I also love to be challenged, think critically, and solve problems, which are things I believe the legal field offers.
Who or what helps you to stay motivated at Geraci?
I love helping others, so when I can help our clients or my coworkers in any way, I feel extremely motivated.
Who has had the most impact on your career?
While I feel my “career” hasn’t truly begun yet, my English professor, Suki Fisher, has had the most impact on my employment history thus far. She encouraged me to become a composition tutor (something I never would have imagined myself being good at). Through tutoring, I became much more confident with my writing, speaking, and leadership skills. I don’t believe I would be who I am today if it wasn’t for Professor Fisher’s encouragement.
Who is or was the most influential person in your life?
My mom. She is an attorney and her work ethic, passion, and determination has amazed me for as long as I can remember. She is who inspired me to purse a legal career.
What is your proudest achievement?
Graduating from UCLA.
University of California, Los Angeles (2018) – B.A. in Sociology