My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, I wanted to be an actress. In community college, I discovered my true passion was writing.
I changed my major from Theater to English. I started working specifically on my creative writing.
During my first year of graduate school, I worked for a Chamber of Commerce.
Then I enjoyed my studies so much, I started to think I wanted to be an English professor.
But I changed my mind once I worked for the Alumni Association at my university.
I went back to working towards a career using my writing skills on behalf of non-profit development.
Eventually, I got a great job at PBS SoCal!


Education Associate

I develop outreach content and support student growth through public programs.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

The most rewarding part about my job is the opportunity to develop content that directly helps students grow and encourages them to stick with their educational goals. In my position, I have many different chances to teach students about media and help them explore internship and career options.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I would try and find an opportunity to take a leadership position in any kind of extracurricular activity. It can be anything that interests you and exercises your ability to work with a team and practice your writing and public speaking skills.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

"You can't make money writing." "Graduate school will cost way too much money." "I won't help you pay for college."