Member of the Month: Lara Akinboye

Member of the Month: Lara Akinboye

Name: Lara Akinboye
Company: Durbin Bennett Tax Advisors, Inc.
Role: Senior Tax Advisor

 

      1. What brought you to Austin and how long have you been here?
        I moved down to Austin for my current Job and I have been here for almost four years
      2. How did you get connected to AYC?
        I attended the annual committee crawl, I was very impressed and was convinced that AYC is an organization I want to be a part of as a young professional.
      3. What are you involved with in AYC AND what is your favorite part of AYC?
        I serve on the ambassador committee by volunteering for various events like Let’s Talk, Member Mixer, Committee Crawl, and other networking events. My favorite part of AYC is connecting with Like-minded young professionals that are thriving in their respective fields.
      4. Where can we find you brunching in Austin on any given Saturday?
        Caroline Restaurant or Taverna downtown
      5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?
        Teleportation, so I don’t have to deal with traffic.
      6. If you could have any celebrity live next door to you, who would it be?
        Trevor Noah, because he’s every bit as funny as he’s smart.
      7. If you had guests visiting Austin for the weekend, where is the first place you would take them to show them a good time?
        I’ll combine the two “most Austin” things (Live Music and Barbecue) and take them to Stubbs especially on a night when there’s a big concert. Then, the next day we will explore downtown and all the cool murals all over the place.
      8. If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you and what would you be doing?
        It would be for a concert or music festival…with me in the front row…being extra loud and having a blast, so I’ll definitely need the next day to recharge and recoup all that energy.
        Sidenote: I’ve been tagged the “favorite person to attend a concert with” by some of my friends. I go hard during SXSW…Just saying!
      9. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
        In professional settings, I say CPA/Tax Advisor, otherwise I just say accountant to keep it simple.
      10. What technology could you not live without?
        My Cell Phone, it’s my main medium of communication with friends and family all over the world.
      11. Who inspires you?
        I’m inspired by my peers doing great things in their careers.
      12. What is your proudest accomplishment?
        Making a difference in the community by giving back personally and professionally.
      13. If you couldn’t live in Austin, where would you want to live?
        Boston, New York City, San Francisco
      14. I want to learn how to…?
        Speak more languages; I can currently speak about three and a half…The half is french…more like a quarter…haha!
      15. Pick:
        Soup or Salad?
        Salad
        Indoors or Outdoors?
        Indoors
        Winter or Summer?
        Summer
        Tea or Coffee?
        Tea
        Mountains or Beach?
        Beach
      16. Favorite Drink?
        Red Wine
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