My road in life has taken me all over.
I grew up in Nevada and went through the International Baccalaureate Programme at Wooster High School, which is designed to teach students through an intercultural lens.
I originally wanted to pursue aerospace engineering because I loved airplanes, but the University of Nevada, Reno, didn’t have an aerospace program, so I went into mechanical engineering instead.
After graduating, I spent a few years as a mechanical engineer at a startup company—it should have been my dream job, but I realized that I wasn’t as happy as I should have been.
When the company lost funding and had to downsize, I made the decision to go back to school for business rather than look for another engineering job.
I decided to go back to the University of Nevada, Reno, part time for my Master of Business Administration degree.
While going to school, I also started working at the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center, which helps to build Nevada’s innovation economy through the lens of the university.
After working with the Innevation Center for a few years, I’m now the assistant director, managing our staff and programming.
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