Samantha Lee serves as Controller with McDermott & Bull in Irvine, California. She is responsible for accounts payable, payroll, and systems administration. Samantha previously served as a Senior Research Associate where she worked closely with the internal recruitment team, assisting in sourcing and research. Samantha joined the firm after graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.
As a Bay Area native, it took 3.5 years at University of California, Irvine to adjust to the chronic sunshine of Southern California. I eventually grew to love it and decided to graduate early from UCI (Zot! Zot! Zot!) to begin my career here at McDermott & Bull.
Though I dearly miss the Bay, its weather, my family, and Zachary’s Pizza, Southern California has much to offer! I enjoy hiking in Laguna Canyon, taking mini field trips up to Manhattan Beach or down to San Diego (especially for Comic-Con!), and exploring new places to eat, mostly trying to find the best ramen. SilverLake Ramen takes the cake (or ramen) so far!
At home, tea is a necessity (black, with milk and two scoops of sugar) and movies, art/photography, baking, laundry, and Pinterest are mostly what occupy my time on a relaxing weekend. However, staying at home is not ideal as I have been bitten by the travel bug after trips to Paris, Barcelona, Frankfurt, and Munich. One day, I plan to visit England, Italy, Korea (specifically Seoul since my dad was born there), and then retrace my steps back to Spain, France, and Germany.