Sociology and Anthropology
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Certificate in Addiction Studies, Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Freelance Marketer/Content Strategist
I capture the essence of an organization & use online vehicles to present it to the right audience.
My work combines:
My work combines:
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
I work out of my home as a freelancer so I can best accommodate my children, both of whom have learning and attention issues. In the morning, I'll spend some time sharing my story through an interview or on my social media feeds. I feel like it's my duty to share my advice with other parents, even when it's of no economic benefit to me. I'll take a walk or do pottery to find some creative inspiration, then I'll write articles for my clients. Occasionally I can drop in on a local client's office.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
You need tons of self-drive and motivation; it'd be great if I had someone else keeping my structured schedule, but as a freelancer, I've had to manage it myself. Balancing the needs of my children with my freelance schedule can be really testing and trying at times, but I've found a way to make it all work as best as I can.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
My liberal arts education has become one of my most valuable assets; my analytical thinking and reading skills have enabled me to learn and intelligently process anything. That foundation has made me flexible enough to roll with any of the punches that life throws at me. I'm not necessarily working in the exact field that I studied in college and graduate school, but all of that knowledge has definitely contributed to my current work in surprising ways.
My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:
The Noise I Shed
"Boys can be just about anything; girls have to be mothers, wives, teachers, or nurses."