My road in life has been direct.
In high school, I worked as an EMT on an ambulance—I expected to eventually become a medical doctor.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in physiology and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego.
After realizing that I couldn’t envision myself working in the career I was set on, I began thinking about what I’m really passionate about, which is helping people feel valued and like they belong.
That led me down the path to higher education administration.
I started working in student affairs and with student organizations, helping to facilitate programs.
As time went on, I started realizing that it wasn’t enough, so I went back to school and earned my master’s degree in higher education administration.
I then worked in academic support services for underserved students who’ve been systemically left out of processes.
I wanted to work at a systems-level in order to reach more people, which led me to my current position at JFF as the director for Skills First Design.
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