My road in life took a while to figure out.
My family moved around a lot while I was growing up—being the new kid multiple times helped train me to be comfortable adapting to new environments.
Before college, I worked in retail at the Apple store, which led to a finance internship a few years later.
I got my bachelor's degree in business, knowing early on that I wanted to start my career somewhere in finance and then move into program management and development.
After graduating, I started my career as a financial analyst in a rotational program, where I'd learn a different area of Apple every three months—I was most interested in retail merchandising.
While working for Apple, I lived in China for a few years and saw the effects of pollution first-hand, which got me thinking about accelerating our transition to sustainable energy.
When I came back, I worked as a program manager, handling programs from ideation to life—the position gave me the experience and skill set needed to take on a new role in workforce development.
I’ve always been really passionate about Tesla’s mission, watching the future of transportation and energy before I even started with the company full-time.
Moving from San Francisco to northern Nevada for the role, I now work as the workforce development and education lead at Tesla, facilitating partnerships with our local educational institutions.
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