"Giving people the tools to make positive changes, both physically and mentally, is why I love coaching CrossFit."
Julie DuChateau, senior multimedia designer at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, who also participates in CrossFit and works as a weightlifting coach in Ann Arbor.
"The things we're able to do at the university have a meaningful impact on so many different lives."
Ashley Lucas, associate professor of theatre and drama, and the Residential College, and director of the Prison Creative Arts Project.
"I enjoy work that involves a lot of process. My job at UMMA and my studio work both appeal to that aspect of my personality. I can spend a lot of time being meticulous, detail oriented, and focused on one thing."
Kate Holoka, collections and exhibitions technician at the U-M Museum of Art, who has created a home studio with a printing press of her own.
"My work revolves around trying to put a smile on people's faces as often as possible."
Andy Boehnlein, a Second City alumnus and U-M coordinator of intramural sports.
"(U-M) is definitely an organization that takes pride in the work it does and how it values its employees."
Julian Weisensel, a motorcycle enthusiast who works as the graphic designer for Wolverine Wellness.
"I feel like advancing reproductive care for women and working to promote the dignity of all women, particularly those challenged with physical and cognitive disabilities, is my calling."
— Chief of gynecology at the University Health Service, and director of the Gynecology Clinic for Women with Disabilities at VonVoigtlander Women's Hospital.
"Science is too exciting, and there are so many questions to explore that have critical impact on peoples' lives."
Raoul Kopeman, Richard Smalley Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Applied Physics, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of biophysics, when asked about retirement.
"Most of us are friends for life. It's pretty amazing."
Katie Wopinsky, research recruitment coordinator at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, on being a member of the Detroit Tigers' Energy Squad.
"As a drummer, I can create a composite pattern or groove from three to four separate rhythms all synchronized precisely that ultimately form a whole. I tried to do this with the artwork and music."
Michael Gould, professor of music (percussion) at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance
"I'm a primary care doctor. I have patients that I've seen for 20, 25 years. It's like friends coming to visit."
Dr. Paul Fine, associate professor of internal medicine, composer and pianist.