Executive Director of Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative
I work to inspire young people around the country to pursue and complete their education.
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
I put together a lot of meetings; trying to bring people and organizations together towards a common purpose and hopefully we bring creativity to our cause around inspiring and empowering young people to take control of their lives through education.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
I think one of the most important skills is learning to be an active listener. If you want to build trust on teams toward larger goals, it's critical to learn how to listen and respond to the needs and demands of your team.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for middle school students
Everything counts, so start working hard now and try as many things out as possible. Make friends with your teachers, take internships, learn about things you are excited about, but know that your plans will change. And that's okay.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: