My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, I decided to pursue a Master's degree with a professional communications emphasis.
Then I interned (at my current company) for a summer.
Then I was hired as a promotions assistant in a radio station promotions department.
I kept in touch with the organization for which I interned.
Then I applied for and was hired for my current position.


Community Engagement Grants Coordinator

I write, implement and report on grants specified for local outreach focused on PBS programming.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

A typical day at work includes a mixture of meetings, organizing, writing and correspondence with others - inside my organization and out. I meet on a regular basis with colleagues to determine the best ways to engage local communities with PBS content. We determine what is best by combining the services our station has to offer with the services of our community partners. Once a plan is set, notes are organized and expanded to create a formal proposal that is sent off for consideration.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Start your road to a career as soon as you hit college. Draft a resume, look into jobs you'd like to have in the future, intern if you get the chance. Yes, you may end up changing your mind on what direction (or even field) to pursue - but the experience you gain in growing as a professional is invaluable. You will be able to use the things you learn across multiple disciplines.

Recommended Education

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


Challenges I Overcame