Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Went to school to be a chemical engineer; I liked it but missed the richness of humanities subjects.
Moved to the US and studied Communication with a specialization in video production.
Couldn't find a job in my field so I took a job as a Project Manager in a translations company.
Moved to a technology job at my alma mater and completed a Masters in Public Adm. while there.
Wanted to move to a company - Joined Hobsons as Implementation Team Lead; became team Manager.
Became a Mom, had the most heartbreaking loss, became a different person.
Wanted to do something a bit different - joined Special Projects as Associate Director.
Currently working on the biggest project I've ever been a part of. What's next? Who knows!

Career

Director of Special Projects

I lead, plan, and manage new and unique initiatives until they are off the ground and running.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Education
Working with Others

Day to Day

In my job I get to do an assortment of different things; lots of planning, research, creating processes and documentation, supporting other teams, engage with clients, train and coach, to list a few. A typical workday for me is a collection of internal meetings and phone calls with clients, with quiet times in between to develop documentation and do research and data crunching (which I really enjoy). I like solving problems and helping others and I get to do quite a bit of that every day.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get a well rounded education; there are many roads you can follow and being an educated, informed individual will keep your options open. Learn from anyone that is willing to share their knowledge or experience and seek opportunities to learn about all kinds of things.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't recall anyone telling me I couldn't do something. My family has always been my #1 supporter, especially my Mom. I think I am my own noise. I've always put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve excellence at everything I do."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant

Interviewed By

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