My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wanted to major in history.
I majored in Journalism instead because I was good at writing.
I realized I should do something more financially viable, so I added business as a major.
I graduated and got a job that was completely unrelated to anything I did in college.
I worked for three years at my first post-college job and quit on a whim because I wasn't happy.
I decided to start a freelance web design company. Even though I knew nothing about web design
I taught myself design and successfully worked in freelance for four years but got bored.
Decided to move back to Cincinnati, saw the Hobsons job posting, applied, got the job and here I am!


Implementation Specialist

I implement systems that allow institutions to effectively communicate with and engage students.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

Lots of emails! There are also lots of client meetings where we discuss the set up of their systems and strategy. I learn something new every day whether it be about our products, my clients, or the higher ed space in general. I also spend much of my day managing my clients' projects, including building out their systems, organizing their project timelines, making development requests, and testing.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Work hard in college and pay attention not only in class but to the experiences that college offers. You're paying good money to be there and the experience and knowledge you gain from it is invaluable. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn. I appreciate my college experience much more now that I work in the higher ed industry and I feel as though I can empathize more with our clients having been through the college experience.

Recommended Education

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



The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"I was once told by a boss that my opinions and suggestions didn't matter because I was too young to know anything (I was 27) and that I had a lot of nerve asking for a raise after three years of work that included all "Exceeds Expectations" reviews."

Challenges I Overcame