Dana, 31, is an associate attorney at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller and McCarthy, something she credits her parents, David Paris, managing partner with Nurenberg Paris, and her mother Judge Michelle Paris, who was elected to Bedford Municipal Court, for her passion for law. The Shaker Heights resident and member of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami already has started compiling her bucket list, which includes a visit to Israel.
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy exploring Cleveland and trying new restaurants. I also love being active. You can find me skiing out west, doing yoga, running in the Cleveland Metroparks and going for hikes.
What one Jewish experience of yours stands out over others?
The one Jewish experience that really stands out in my life is going to Camp Wise. Through this experience I formed lifelong bonds with people who are still my best friends to this day.
Why did you choose Cleveland?
I love Cleveland, this is where I was born and raised. I’ve always known that this is where I wanted to live, work and raise a family.
Who are your mentors?
My mentors are my parents, the Judge Michelle Paris and David Paris. They are my greatest support system and have always encouraged me to dream big, never give up, and to find ways to balance hard work and enjoying life with those you love.
What was your first reaction when you learned you were selected as a 12 under 26 honoree?
I felt incredibly honored to have been chosen as a 12 under 36 honoree.
Do you have an Israel experience?
Unfortunately, I have not been able to travel to Israel, but it is on my bucket list and hope to travel there soon.