Janis joined the Women’s Fund in 2017 and the Research Committee in 2018. Raised in the San Fernando Valley, Janis received her BA and JD degrees from UCLA. She moved to Carpinteria on a full-time basis in 2017 upon her retirement as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Tetra Tech, Inc., a Pasadena-based engineering and consulting company. In prior years, she was a corporate and securities lawyer with the Los Angeles law firm of Riordan & McKinzie. During her legal career, Janis consulted with emerging growth companies regarding their organizational and capital-raising strategies.