My road in life took a while to figure out.
I had an interest and aptitude in math.
Studied electrical engineering.
Then I decided I liked product engineering.
Worked for 3 companies as a product engineer.
Then my husband and I started our family and I gave birth to twins.
Then I decided to stay home with my infants.
Then I wanted to return to the workforce and was interested in STEM education.
Then I took a position as an informal educator.
Keep following my journey


High School
Lake Park High School
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Executive Director

I lead an organization that organizes robotic tournaments

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Problem Solving

Day to Day

In my perfect day I get to touch all areas of my non-profit work: 1.) Identifying areas of improvement and working with my staff to solve current obstacles. 2.) Meet with a future supporter and share our programs 3.) Attend one of our events and see our programs in action 4.) Submit a grant request for future support of our growth 5.) Receive a large check in the mail!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Find something that you are very passionate about and learn as much as you can about that area.

Recommended Education

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

Business Administration and Management, General


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"One of my college advisers told me I would never go to graduate school or find employment. I believe his attitude was a cultural one and he just didn't understand women in engineering fields."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student