Having grown up just outside Pittsburgh, I never envisioned myself coming back after I left for college. In 2007, during a down economy, I did just that when I took a position at a law firm in the city. Now having been back for over a decade, I can’t see myself leaving. It’s been incredible to watch Pittsburgh’s evolution into a destination city that, over the past twenty years, has become a healthcare and technology hub. The city is friendly and affordable and continues to grow culturally and economically. Working in-house for a Fortune 500 company and being part of the Coalition now allows me to actively support our city’s growing diverse community.