My road in life has been direct.
Childbirth before marriage.
Took care of the elders in the family.
Family illnesses.
Loss of income, unemployment.
Obtained higher degrees.
Full time employment while studying for MSW (which included a field placement).
Graduate programs are not always flexible when one works, has a family, and needs time for school.
Graduated with honors with PhD.
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Program Director

Develop and operate therapeutic programs for children, adolescents, & special needs adults.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

Well, interesting...I review emails. Review the updates to policy in a number of human services agencies. Check the status of licensing applications submitted. Edit policy manuals submitted to include the new policy changes. Make phone calls to relevant agencies. Check training relevant to my personal and professional development. Schedule and map out my calendar for the week and month. Research RFPs in all federal and state agencies.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Study the community you wish to impact, network, and introduce yourself at every possible opportunity.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Social workers don't make money."

Challenges I Overcame