My road in life has taken me all over.
I've always been a passionate volunteer for causes I care about and have made volunteering an integral part of my life from a young age.
Attended Loyola Marymount University (LMU)—when I first started college, I was an education major with the goal of being a teacher.
I was unsure about what direction to take with my career and was fearful of getting “pigeon-holed,” so I switched my major and graduated with a degree in English.
While at LMU, I took part in a service project in East Los Angeles that supported nonprofits serving the homeless population of that area.
This sparked my interest in nonprofits and led to an internship with Chrysalis, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that creates pathways to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals.
After graduating, I began working for the Illumination Foundation as a site coordinator for their housing program.
Decided to take over a year off in order to pursue my dream of traveling the world.
When I was done traveling, I returned to the Illumination Foundation, where I now work as the director of volunteers & community engagement.
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