Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Got accepted to Frostburg State University in MD (majoring in Education & minor in Math).
Then I transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University (Same major).
Accepted a job as a Call Center representative at Capital One.
Changed my major to Business Administration.

Career

Compliance Manager

I work with the lines of business within the Company to ensure that data is captured appropriately.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Politics
Working with Others

Day to Day

A great day at work would entail, receiving data from the customer facing business lines and reviewing the data to valid.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You have to been an independent thinker. It is a lot of data analysis and research. There is a significant attention to detail. You must be able to ensure the data meets the regulatory policies.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

They will want to choose a university which will help build their portfolio within the business environment through internships & shadowing opportunities. This will allow them to know if this is the correct path for them. They may also want to volunteer in their local political office so that they can understand the "how" & "why" behind the policies.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"What can an African-American female bring to the table? How does your perspective matter? You should stay at home with your child."

Challenges I Overcame

Had a child during college
First-Generation College Student