Romel Antoine

Romel Antoine

Sales Representative


Roadtrip Nation

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Worked for a non-profit health provider that worked to increase access in vulnerable communities.
Worked as an AmeriCorps member leading a reading center for students in San Jose, CA.
Led a team working with students to increase their attendance, behavior, and course performance.
Managed the implementation of education services and began to communicate with principals.
Trained over 70 people per year to work with students who needed help getting back on track to graduate.
Raised money from public and private sector to help support the mission of the AmeriCorps program.
Found my dream job and team at Roadtrip Nation - helping young people explore the open road.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
undergrad
Bachelor
Women's Studies
Wheaton College
Career

Career

Sales Representative

I help get Roadtrip Nation into the hands of students and educators.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Business
Business
Helping People
Helping People

Day to Day

I spend most days on the phone with educators talking about the benefits of Roadtrip Nation. I tour them through our material and answer any questions they have. I do a lot of research about current trends in the education sector so that I can anticipate any needs or concerns they may have. My favorite part of working in this field is that I get to talk to so many different people every day and form connections based on the success of all students. On some days I travel a lot!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

It would be helpful to have some (in)formal training in public speaking, time management, ability to navigate the internet quickly and efficiently, and the ability to understand the needs and motivations of others.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Involve yourself with people who are nothing like you. This kind of early exposure increases your adaptability later on. Being involved also helps you to start managing a busy schedule, prioritizing what must get done vs. what can be done later/tomorrow.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
undergrad
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Don't work in underserved communities, you'll feel helpless and become depressed." "You'll never make any money." "Why are you moving so far away?"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation College Student
LGBT