Everyone meet Huma! We love having her positive attitude and work hard mentality on the team. Read our interview with Huma below to find out more about her.

Name: Huma Razvi
School/Major: Northern Illinois University/Biological Sciences
Hometown: Aurora, IL

Why did you start with the company?

I started with Kirkwood because the company offers a great opportunity for growth and I love the fun and professional culture.

What is your favorite part about working with the company?

My favorite part about working with the company are the friendships that have been built since I began. I also love the merit based structure. It makes me strive to be the best I can be every day.

If you can travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

I’d love to travel to Greece. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. The cuisine is excellent as well!

Who is one of your role models?

One of my role models is Oprah Winfrey. She is an amazing woman. I admire her a great deal for everything she has achieved in her life despite facing huge obstacles and challenges that many people would not have had the strength or courage to push through. She never stops learning or trying to better herself.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? How did you get into those hobbies?

Some of my hobbies include going to Cubs games, attending concerts, playing air hockey, and going to arcade bars. I also really enjoy cosplay.

Do you play any sports?

I enjoy playing tennis, ping pong, and badminton.

How do you relax after a stressful work week?

I like to relax after a stressful week by spending time with friends and family. I’m on a trivia team at a local bar with a few of my friends. We play on Sunday evenings. That’s always a fun way to relax and catch up with friends over a couple of drinks.

What is your advice for new leaders on the team?

My advice for new leaders on the team would be to keep learning so that they can continue to grow and develop. The better they become the better candidates they will attract and the quicker they will climb the ladder to success. Don’t ever become stagnant. Keep striving for success.

What is your favorite book and why?

I really enjoyed the Alchemist. The book had so many great life lessons in it. There were many times throughout the book where I could really relate to the main character and the setbacks he was facing in his journey. It’s a beautiful book that I think many people can relate to in one way or another.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is, “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” -Oprah Winfrey

Who is your favorite sports team and why?

My favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs because they’re the best ever. I love everything about them!

What is your favorite color any why?

My favorite colors are red and black. I think they look great together or on their own and are classic.

If you could be any famous person in the world who would you be and why?

I would be Leonardo DiCaprio for a day. I’d love to be able to use my fame and fortune to bring attention to global issues as he does and it would be pretty awesome to sail off to my own private island after doing some good for the world 🙂