My road in life took a while to figure out.
Coming out of high school, I wanted to be a graphic designer.
The college I choose didn't offer a graphic design major, so I settled on advertising, with minors in statistics and photography.
I interned with a photographer, at an airline, a statistics agency, and an advertising agency before deciding not to pursue these careers.
I volunteered at a middle school and researched education for low-income students in college.
I decided to join Teach for America and spent 3 years teaching math.
I moved into college counseling after finding a passion for helping students plan for their futures.
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College Counselor

Help high school students find a college and career path.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

In my role, I arrive at school at seven a.m., prepare for my day in the classroom, greet my wonderful homeroom class, teach a college counseling course 4 hours a day and spend my off periods planning lessons, events, programs, and meeting with staff and students one-on-one. I leave school around five.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

There are many paths. You could start by getting a degree in teaching, doing Teach for America, or join a program like the College Advising Corps, Avid, or College Forward.

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:

"Growing up, people always communicated with me that working in education was not a prestigious career, so I always believed I could do something "more worthy" or "more notable"."

Challenges I Overcame


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Anonymous Student