Being a part of the HBA has been an incredible experience for me. I love the supportive environment that this group offers. They are always willing to push me when I think I can’t, encourage me if I am afraid to try and coach me when I need the support. I find it the ideal place to get advice on career challenges and managing work life balance. With the time pressures that we all have, it can be difficult to find time to make room for additional experiences, but my interactions with the HBA Chicago chapter have been fantastic time investments both personally and professionally. I can honestly say, I would not be where I am today without the support of this group, and I hope to be able to help others in some small way.