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DBT40 Honoree: Islanda L. Finamore of Delaware Department of Justice


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AGE: 37
TITLE: Deputy Attorney General/Child Protection Unit Head
COMPANY: Delaware Department of Justice
WORKS IN: New Castle County

What the nominator said:

“It takes a very special person to be able to do the work that Islanda does – to fight to protect a child from abuse and neglect – and she does so by creatively using all the means that she has access to in the best interest of the child in need. She believes that every child has the right to a childhood, and her professional and personal life are dedicated to achieving that goal, ensuring the future success of our state in the process. She is a well-respected, hardworking individual who has made a positive impact on youth in the state and will continue to do so for years to come.”

Social media platform you can’t live without:


Biggest break:

“My biggest break was being selected as a Family Court law clerk. Being able to learn from the Family Court judges provided a solid foundation for the rest of my career.”

Two words that best describe you:

Determined and passionate.

Work/life balance technique you recommend:

“Always make time for what is important to you. For me, this includes volunteering in the community, running 5Ks and spending time with friends and family.”

Your advice for the next generation:

“Live each day to the fullest, stand up for what you believe in, and never give up.”

In one sentence, define success:

“Success is looking back upon your work and knowing you have been able to make a difference in someone’s life.”

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