Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
I took advantage of diverse work experiences and internships while I was in high school and college.
Pursued a double major that allowed future career flexibility.
Networked with professionals in careers I was interested in pursuing.
Continued my commitment to life-long learning by obtaining a MBA and professional certificates.

Career

Director, College and Career Readiness

I advance research related to education and talent development to benefit employers and Hoosiers.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

The optimist in me believes that each day is great when your passionate about your work. A typical day involves many phone conversations and meetings with diverse groups, partners, and colleagues to plan, organize and execute initiatives that I manage. My work involves developing innovative and practical solutions to increase educational attainment in Indiana that can be replicated statewide. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by great colleagues, partners, and others that I can learn from.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Become involved in extra curricular activities, clubs, and volunteer with organizations that interest you. This will develop your time management, communication and organizational skills. Seek counsel from teachers, parents, mentors, or school counselors that can connect you with someone experienced in an education/business-related non-profit profession. Take advantage of all opportunities to work and learn about career areas of interest. Keep pushing through barriers with the help of others.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
graduate
Graduate

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"Don't leave your current position, you will have to start at the bottom of the corporate hierarchy to switch careers.--Not so, but its good to weigh all advice."