My road in life took a while to figure out.
When I was in high school, I thought that maybe I wanted to be a teacher.
I went to community college & took communication & public speaking classes. I loved it and was good at it.
I went to California State University, Chico, majored in communication studies, and pursued multiple internships.
I always loved going to the career center, and taking the career exploration and planning classes.
After getting my bachelor's degree in communications, I wanted to be an inspirational speaker.
Because of my internships, I found my way into an early college awareness job working with middle school students.
I read "What Color is Your Parachute?" which suggested counseling as an area of interest.
I now work as a counselor and teach one of the career planning classes I'd loved so much.
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Educational Counselor

Helping all students access academic, career and resorces for educational success.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I counsel new and returning students in course, major, career selection and support registering for classes. I also evaluate transcripts, create educational plans and proactively refer students—whether they’re students with disabilities, foster youth, previously incarcerated students, veterans, first-generation college students, etc.—to resources on-campus and in the community. I instruct career choice classes and workshops.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

The first step is desire. You don't have to know exactly what you want to do when you're in high school, but should definitely have a passion for helping people, or at least for the school environment. When I was in high school, I thought that maybe I wanted to be a teacher, and that maybe I'd get my AA. Getting my bachelor's degree in communications and simultaneously working in internships in the field opened the door for me to find positive work experiences that led me to pursue my master's degree in school counseling.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"There are 300 people applying for the job that you're applying for; what makes you think that YOU would get that job?"

Challenges I Overcame

Losing Financial Aid
First-Generation College Student