My road in life took a while to figure out.
Decided to attend a public charter school that was an hour away from home but encouraged college.
Worked really hard at an internship, hired full time & learned real world job skills.
Side job at a bar was leading me the wrong way, could no longer afford school, gave up & dropped out.
Lived in Dominican Republic at 3rd world poverty level, humbled & decided to go back to school.
Researched companies that help pay for school & would develop my resume, job @ Capital One.
Mentor helped me to understand the corporate world & her advice & guidance led me to a promotion.
Enrolled in a free career development program that gave me the confidence to try again.
Applied to a local college, got in, school & work full time, pursuing my dreams.


High School


Senior Coordinator

I manage operations for corporate philanthropy, including employee giving programs (matching gifts to schools and nonprofits) and reviewing volunteer hours for Community Reinvestment Act qualifications.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Working with Others

Day to Day

Good communication skills are vital to my job. I politely respond to external sponsorship requests. I manage our employee giving programs which involves problem-solving and working with numbers to meet forecast (projected) requirements. I review volunteer hours for Community Reinvestment Act qualifications, which requires research and initiative. I manage event sponsorships which requires project skills, meeting deadlines & ensuring that all parties involved are on deadline & responding.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I haven't finished college but if I hadn't started I wouldn't be where I am today & finishing college will get me to the next step. College isn't all about the classes. If you think about high school, besides the subjects you are learning to interact with others and there are opportunities outside of class, such as sports and clubs that help you as a person to develop communication and leadership skills. You might get or learn about an afterschool job from a friend. College opens doors.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"My family said I shouldn't go to a better high school, I did it anyway. After I dropped out of college, they said I shouldn't try again. I went back, they said I wouldn't do well. I aced my 1st class. they said it won't happen again. It is."

Challenges I Overcame

Childhood Abuse