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January 17, 2013

Featured business person: Rebecca Sisk

Sisk said being a “people person” has so far determined her career choices.

Sisk said being a “people person” has so far determined her career choices.

After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in English literature, she worked a year for Big Lakes Developmental Center in Manhattan, going from a part-time job as a receptionist to a full-time position helping adults with developmental disabilities.

“I’ve kind of always had a passion for people,” she said. “It was something that I really enjoyed doing.”

Sisk studied for her law school entrance exam at the same time.

At Washburn University law school she was a student ambassador and a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.

She graduated from Washburn in 2012 and took a job as assistant city attorney in Chanute, prosecuting DUI, traffic and theft cases, and she also worked for a private firm in Chanute handling family law.

She knew she wanted to practice family law full time. She called Joseph, Hollander & Craft a “perfect fit” because it recently expanded its work in that area. She started there Dec. 31.

“I really wanted to work in an area of law where you help people and have a lot of direct client contact,” she said.

Sisk, 26, is from Overland Park. She said she enjoys spending time with her family and is “pretty much a diehard K-State fan. I attend games in all the sports.”

Joe Stumpe

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