My road in life took a while to figure out.
When I graduated from high school in 1980, I worked retail.
When I graduated from college, I found a job in mortgage banking in approx. 1983.
Eventually that field had problems in the late 80s and banks were shutting down. I went back to school and worked temporary jobs.
I received my legal secretary certificate and began working as a legal secretary in the early 90s.
I began working at Travelers in 2000, and in 2003 I was promoted to Paralegal and eventually to Senior Paralegal.


High School
Pacific High School
Associate of Arts Degree
San Bernardino Valley College


Senior Paralegal

Paralegal work for Staff Counsel

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I perform a lot of computer work, research and assisting attorneys with everyday work while they perform the work that requires the law degree.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Accept a position close to what you are looking for but don't be too proud to accept an entry level position. Work hard and show initiative.

Recommended Education

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



The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Because I didn't have a formal education when I was promoted to this position I told myself I wasn't as good as those who had the education. I had over 10 years of on the job training, however."

Challenges I Overcame