(Re-posted from 9/11/06)
NOTE: In honor of the victims of 9/11, 2,996 was created as a tribute to the victims of that horrible day with the intentions of remembering the innocent victims and not their murderers. This is my small contribution.
Linda C. Lee was the kind of person that most of us (myself included) wish we could be.
She was a graduate of the University of Maryland, a senior associate at a financial services firm, and your friend, whether you knew it or not.
Friends describe her as having an amazing ability to make friendships and having the ability to make you feel like the most important person to her, wanting to know everything that's going on in your life.
She also loved adventure, often sneaking off to New York City for the weekend with friends while in high school. As they became young women, they would try to convince taxi drivers to let them drive.
At age 34, she was attending a technology conference at the World Trade Center when it was attacked.
Her memory will live on through the Linda C. Lee Memorial Scholarship at the University of Maryland, established by Jennison Associates LLC, her employer, and her friends and family.