Julia A. Crane
For as long as I can remember I always liked numbers. I preferred Sudoku over reading, math homework over essays, and equations over sentences. When I started my undergraduate career I focused on areas that revolved around numbers, which led me to get a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Accounting.
Even though I always enjoyed working with numbers, I thought I was going to go into teaching rather than into the financial industry. This seemed like a logical choice for me because I loved helping others and I had experience of working as a tutor for many years.
It was my second to last semester of college when I changed career paths. I got a part-time job as a Client Manager working for a financial advisor. I originally got this job to help get me through college, but I fell in love with the field. It has both the things I was looking for: numbers and working to help people.
When I started I was given simple tasks like answering phones, booking meetings, and sending in paperwork. However, as I learned more about the financial industry I became much more involved and excited to learn more. So, when I finished college I began taking courses online at BU to work towards becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. I am continuing these courses, and hope to earn that designation within the next two years.
When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, and my small animal family that has not stopped growing since I started living on my own. Below is some other Julia trivia to get to know me a little better.
Favorite Food: Basically anything that has cheese in it; mozzarella sticks, pizza, mac & cheese, quesadillas, cheesy bread.
Favorite Drink: I try to stick with drinking water, but I do love an occasional Sprite or Sierra Mist.
Favorite TV Show: I have my list of shows I keep up with: Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, Law & Order SVU (Yes, I have seen every episode of every season – over 400 episodes), and How to Get Away with Murder.
Favorite Sports Team: I’m am not a big sports fan, but I do love going to Bruins games.
Favorite Place: I’m very much a homebody, so I do love being home with my bird, bunny, and dog. However, during warmer seasons I enjoy spending all my time outdoors.