Cultivating New Leaders/Getting to Know You, Pleased to Meet You

May 3, 2013 – In The News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cheryl David was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Cultivating New Leaders/Getting to Know You, Pleased to Meet You." While the full text can be found in the May 3, 2013, issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a synopsis is noted below.

Pittsburgh can be one of those places where even the most gregarious of people who move here feel like newcomers after 15 years. For member of minority groups, it can be even harder to find a footing in the region if they don’t have friends and family as social supports.

Christopher Amar and his wife, Cheryl David, an attorney at Fox Rothschild, moved to Pittsburgh in January 2010. Mr. Amar found Pittsburghers, unlike the city’s weather, to be very warm.

Mr. Amar is ethnically half Indian and half Chinese while his wife is Indian.

"We knew it could be really difficult," he said about coming to a new city where they did not already have friends. So they made sure to find organizations where they could meet people.

"We joke that being here in Pittsburgh in a few months we had more friends than in all the years on the East Coast," he said.

Between his neighbors and the people they have met through working and Vibrant Pittsburgh, they have grown a network of friends.

"My wife and I agree that this is the place where, barring anything unforeseen, we'll spend our lives," he said.