You and your husband Luc Paiement, BComm 81, are co-chairs of Concordia’s major fundraising campaign’s Florida branch.
JSP: “We both love Concordia and would do almost anything to help our alma mater. We take it very seriously — and being in charge of the Florida branch also gives us an excuse to visit Florida!”
Did you and your husband meet at Concordia, or through a matchmaking service?
JSP: “We went to the same CEGEP but weren’t really friends. When Luc saw me our first day at Concordia, he sat next to me in class and by November we were romantically involved!”
How did your studies and your time at Concordia help shape your career?
JSP: “When I decided to go back to school for my psychology degree, Concordia was the only option for me. I did not consider anywhere else.
When we are young, often we go to school because we have to go to school. But going back, I realized how important my first time at Concordia was for me and my career. I was able to achieve what I did [at the Montreal Stock Exchange] with the help of Concordia.
My experience was only positive, so I returned to Concordia, and I actually enjoyed it more the second time around. My first degree helped me get what I thought was the best job in the world. My second Concordia degree helped me get the other best job in the world.”