July Young Professional Spotlight
Meet Amanda Collura-Day
Organization: Kean Miller
Hometown: New Orleans, La
Tell us a little about your Baton Rouge Story. What brought you to Baton Rouge?
After my college graduation, I decided to stay in Baton Rouge to attend LSU Law School. On the second day of class, I met my Baton-Rouge-loving-and-forever-Tiger-fan husband, Chris Day. He is a Baton Rouge native and (in order to convince me to stay) showed me all the amazing things Baton Rouge had to offer. At the same time, I fell in love with my firm, Kean Miller! When we graduated, it was an easy decision to stay in Baton Rouge.
Tell us more about how you’re involved in Baton Rouge.
I love the Baton Rouge community and attempt to support our community whenever possible. Right now, I am a board member for Brave Heart Children in Need, a non-profit community organization that assists the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services. I am a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division), parishioner of St. George Parish, and very active in the BR Delta Gamma alum group.
What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?
The people. You really can’t find a better group of people – hardworking, honest, full of love and with you to the end.
What is your dream for Baton Rouge?
Continued growth and development with respect to industry and social issues. It is only with continued growth and development that we can compete with other big cities in attracting industries and young professionals to call Baton Rouge home.
How are young professionals like yourself shaping Baton Rouge?
More young professionals are making the decision to stay in Baton Rouge and taking active roles in either bringing new businesses to the Capitol Region or creating and developing new companies at home. By having an active presence in the community, where folks work and play, we are telling Baton Rouge the jobs and businesses we want to see here and the social issues we care about today. Young professionals recognize the need for their involvement in both industry and social issues in order to continue (and grow) the vitality of Baton Rouge.
What would you say to someone considering a move to Baton Rouge?
Do it! Baton Rouge is thriving and only getting started. Baton Rouge has a small town feel (great for starting a family), with a big city heart (we are drawn to good food, fun, and experiencing life).
What is your Baton Rouge favorite?
- Place to eat: Roberto’s
- Place to hang out: Perkins Rowe
- Place to capture the perfect Instagram pic: Saturday night in Death Valley
- Place to people watch: LSU’s campus
With significant job growth, a bustling arts scene, delectable cuisine, abundant outdoor activities and more, the Capital Region attracts talent of all ages, including young professionals. Whether straight out of college or looking to establish their own business, more and more young professionals are choosing to put down roots in Baton Rouge.
Each month, BRAC highlights one of these Baton Rouge Area movers and shakers in the Young Professional Spotlight.