My road in life took a while to figure out.
Always wanted to be a writer and set out to major in journalism.
I fell in love with Public History as an undergrad-- I loved the idea of telling the full story.
I pursued and received my Master's in Public History at Loyola University Chicago.
Job opportunities were few, far between but I eventually found a job writing online textbooks.
That opened up the world of curriculum and program design.
I learned there were so many ways to write and inform students.
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Program Designer

I design and write education programs to support students from low-income communities.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

My work is driven by the mission and goals of my organization. I meet with other team members to set out plans and assignments for projects and initiatives we have identified as a priority in our organization . I think and work independently to write or design materials and then bring them back to the group for feedback.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Join clubs, teams, and explore the extra-curricular activities that interest you! So much of this work relies on creativity and experiences gained in the least likely of places --you'd be amazed what shapes how you write and create! Also by participating in clubs or teams you will learn to communicate with different people and work together to accomplish a goal.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You shouldn't be a teacher, education is a brutal profession."