My road in life has taken me all over.
Going to college after a bad car accident left me injured and unable to work for a while.
Took as many jobs as I could to test out different careers. I kept getting bored so I kept going.
Kept finding new jobs but was also systematically narrowing down what I loved and hated-work wise.
Found a comfortable job I thought I would like but ended up getting bored.
I decided I could live in a cubicle the rest of my life, complacently or take action.
Asked myself what I was truly passionate about--and then decided I would work towards a new career.
Applied and got in to grad school--as a career change--which WAS NOT easy, but I wanted a new life!
Studied things I loved and felt happy and "right" and found a great hybrid job!
Keep following my journey


Director of Communications and Marketing

I tell our organization's story through many different mediums and encourage people to care.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Priorities can change moment to moment so being flexible is a must. I love that I am involved in so many different types of projects because they allow me to be creative, science-oriented and analytical. My job is a hybrid that takes a lot of energy and adaptability.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Set a goal. Figure out what your dream job would be, then go and do research (serious research) on what organizations and job roles exist that fit the mold as closely as possible. Then, STAY THE COURSE, no matter how long it takes and no matter how frustrating it may be.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"You'll never make money helping the environment. You shouldn't have given up a nice, well-paying corporate job for this. Passion is for hobbies, not careers. You have too many interests and requirements for work-you'll never be happy."

Challenges I Overcame