Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
My degree in Sociology opened my eyes to think creatively and critically about community needs.
I participated in an Americorps program where I had experiences with large and small nonprofits.
I worked with multiple nonprofit partners on a variety of issue areas.
I began working in Corporate engagement and seeing the value and potential resources.

Education

High School
Churchland High School
Bachelor
Sociology
Christopher Newport University

Career

Senior Engagement Strategist

Connect Capital One Employees to community volunteer opportunities.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Business
Being Creative

Day to Day

A great day of work involves me creatively solving problems and designing innovative engagement programs. If I'm able to listen to a customer, hear their needs, and respond with an innovative engagement model, I'm happy.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Read a lot and become educated about community need and how those needs are being addressed. Many nonprofit and community organizations are doing amazing work. Learn about programs that are successful and have positive outcomes to create a solid foundation in beneficial community programs.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Sociology

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"What are you going to do with a Sociology degree? You'll never make money with nonprofit organizations. Isn't that sweet that you care so much about the community. Do you get paid for that job?"

Challenges I Overcame

Success compared to my sisters