My road in life took a while to figure out.
Finished my bachelors degree at Arizona State.
Acquired my first corporate sales position as an Account Executive managing over 500 accounts.
Climbed the org structure. Ultimately led to opening in my own district, running 3 stores with 10+ ppl.
Changed career paths. Tested out finance and landed in higher education.
Proactively pursued higher education and professional dev opportunities (Masters + 20+ PhD courses).
Aggressively pursued more Sr level positions. Got a position in Corp communications and web design.
Finished masters in 11 months. Got recruited into marketing (Manager). Started doctoral coursework.
Received promotion to Sr. Manager. Completed my doctoral coursework, started my dissertation.
Keep following my journey


Senior Brand Manager

Strategist and Brand Ambassador for the Career Services and Alumni Association departments.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Leading and directing marketing projects with the intention to drive them forward each and every day. Researching and developing "outside the box" creative strategies that will move the needle. The end goal is to find ways to better serve our students and alumni. Toss in some design work, copywriting, project mgmt, meetings, and lots and LOTS of email... and you have a day in the life of a Sr. Brand Manager. Ultimately, seeing our students and alumni succeed is what motivates me every day.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Informational interviewing. Try to learn as much as you can about the role you are going after before you ever step foot in a classroom or enroll in a degree program. Knowing as much as you can about the job, and ideally doing the job (usually free of charge), before you start your pursuit will help ensure that you are aligning your career goals with your life-long passion.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

"You don't have enough experience. You won't make much money at that."

Challenges I Overcame