My road in life has taken me all over.
As an undergrad I had a focus on International Development. My Senior Year of college, however, I lost my mom to cancer and my focus shifted to staying close to family.
In Grad School, I intended to study and explore Conflict Transformation, but was drawn to Social Change Theory and the exploration of questioning.
In a post grad internship, I worked for the Church, attempting to explore the crossroads of my passion for justice, and the historical trauma often driven by the Church. (Still working on this one!)
As I finished my thesis, I completed a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA - working with retired and senior volunteers.
With a background spanning international justice, church engagement, and national service, I struggled to define my "work identity". I got a job with a contract temp agency in DC working with NGOs.
An opportunity arose to join the American Cancer Society as an event planner, and a long time volunteer role turned into a job. I grew with this role, building experience and a resume.
An unexpected layoff forced me to evaluate what I loved and did not love from my previous roles. I was able to articulate my strengths, prove my value and understand how diverse work experience sync.
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