My road in life took a while to figure out.
Loved reading books and wanted to be a novelist.
Fell in love with the internet as a teenager.
Studied history in college because it was full of stories.
Realized that technology was the future and something I'd always loved.
Worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft because it was the most technical role I could find.
Went to Harvard Business School to broaden and deepen my skills.
Took an internship at an internet startup and loved it.
Moved to Berlin to work at the intersection of technology and creativity.
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Senior Community Manager

I lead a team that supports creators in finding their audience.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I wake up in the morning in my apartment in Berlin. I roll over to pick up my phone and scroll through the emails that came in overnight; I work for a global company, so part of my team works nine time zones away. Once I've taken care of any urgent matters, I travel to the office by tram. For the rest of the day, I alternate between writing emails and participating in meetings. Every few weeks, I stand in front of my colleagues and share the work we're doing for creators.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

High school is the perfect time to explore interests that could become lifelong loves. I can't count the number of job interviews where I've cited my 6-hour-a-day high school AOL Instant Messenger habit as proof of my long-held love of technology and the internet. When you interview at an exciting company one day, they'll be looking for what makes your eyes light up. Try lots of things and go deep on the ones that spark something in you.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You should get a Ph.D. in History."