My road in life took a while to figure out.
I wanted to be a writer or a musician. I loved writing and playing music.
I realized I might not be a rock star, so I decided to share my love of writing by teaching.
I became a teacher and was bothered by inequality in school funding & student opportunities.
I became a high-school principal fueled by my desire to expand access and equity in education.
After 5 years as an administrator, I was exhausted and "burned out." My students deserved better.
I left education and worked for an online entertainment company as a writer and editor.
I got a call from a company asking if I would be interested in working in higher education.
I have worked for them ever since, expanding access and equity in higher education.
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Executive Director of Product Development

I work collaboratively to develop innovative ways for adults to pursue new learning experiences.

Career Roadmap

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Day to Day

A great day involves working with a team of experts from the fields of instructional design and business innovation to find ways to expand access and equity in higher education. The days when our team develops a new learning experience or removes roadblocks for students who may not otherwise get a degree are the best days. When a student tells us that she or he would not have finished college if it weren't for the flexible and innovative model we developed, I know I am making a difference!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

If you are in high school and want to make a positive impact in education, the first step is to be a teacher. I spent 5 years as a high-school English teacher and my experiences helped inform who I am as an education professional today. Spending time in a classroom working with students helped me better understand student and teacher perspectives. That experience keeps me grounded to this day. When I have to make a difficult decision, I always ask myself: What is best for the students I serve?

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

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Challenges I Overcame

Feeling Like a failure