Summer 2020

Paths to Success

10-11_BCSum20_D_InTheField_Short_HughMcGroryHugh McCrory ’86
Life Skills: As senior vice president/chief counsel for MetLife Investment Management, he advises a global investment management team that specializes in fixed income, real estate, agriculture, and private equity investments. One for All: “We strive to build a culture that is very supportive and collaborative, within our team and with our outside firms.” Diversify: For those who want to transition from firms to in-house, he recommends covering the bases. “There can be pressure to specialize early, but do what you can to expand your range. And, step forward for special projects—your willingness will be viewed positively, and you’ll broaden your experience. Pro bono can be a great way to do that, too—you’ll likely get additional training and you’ll be giving back.”


10-11_BCSum20_D_InTheField_Short_AaronTofflerAaron Toffler ’92
Earth Day Every Day: As director of policy for Boston Harbor Now, he’s helping shape the region’s response to climate change to ensure that the Boston waterfront is accessible, equitable, and resilient. Well Schooled: Previously, he was a faculty member at Lasell University, where he directed the Environmental Studies Program and served as dean of the School of Communication and the Arts. Walk the Land: “As a third-year law student, I was lucky to be able to teach environmental law to Boston College undergraduates as part of Professor Zyg Plater’s first cohort of law student teachers. From that moment, I was hooked on teaching. I have been fortunate to be able to combine my passions for most of my career.”


10-11_BCSum20_D_InTheField_Short_AngelaArroyoAngela Arroyo ’09
Food for Thought: She spent eight years as a legal officer with the World Food Programme in Rome. “I was able to do rigorous legal work, including litigation within a context that was literally working to make the world a better place.” Global Adaptations: In 2018, she moved on to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a legal specialist. Based in New York, she serves in the human resources/employment law section, providing guidance to staff in 177 countries. The Big Picture: “When giving advice, it’s necessary to take into consideration the national context, whether it be a pandemic or civil war, a natural disaster,
or merely the cultural differences that shape the context of that office.”


10-11_BCSum20_D_InTheField_Short_CarlaReevesCarla Reeves ’10
Labor of Love: As a senior associate at Goulston & Storrs in Boston, she focuses primarily on employment litigation and counseling. “My employment law practice is dynamic and engaging, and most of the matters I handle involve issues and fact patterns that are fascinating. No two days are the same.” Giving Back: She’s a board member for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, a member of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, and volunteers with the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Domestic Abuse Survivors. Advice: “Develop a network of mentors and sponsors, and work to foster meaningful relationships with them. As you advance in your career, pay it forward.”

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