Faces of SAL: Kiran Griffith
January 5, 2021
We have a few new faces on the SAL Board of Directors to introduce to you over the coming weeks! Most of our board members began their SAL journey the same way you did: as readers and event-goers. Learn about the moments that inspired them to get involved more deeply, what they do, where they come from, and what excites them.
Meet Kiran Griffith!
What do you do when you’re not doing work for the SAL Board?
I am a health care and employee benefits attorney at Perkins Coie. I have a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin. I enjoy playing piano, hiking, playing tennis, traveling, and cooking elaborate dinner recipes with my husband.
What was your favorite book as a kid?
A book that I discovered at a critical time in my young adult life, and which I inevitably think about when I think about college, was Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. It helped me to begin to see and understand the depths of our love, grief, and connection with others.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in south Texas. I lived there until I finally broke free in 2010, when I quit my job and we moved to Seattle for me to attend law school.
What was the best idea you ever had?
Moving to Seattle. I did not realize how outdoorsy we were, how much we craved mountains and water and cooler weather, until we moved to the Pacific Northwest. I finally felt at home.