My road in life has taken me all over.
Cruized through High School
Probably enjoyed myself in College a little too much
Joined FEMACorps (2013-2014)
Re-Upped in FEMACorps as a Team Leader (2014-2015)
Volunteered for a year in AmeriCorps VISTA (2015-2016)
Moved to Seattle (August 2016)
Moved Back to Indianapolis. (March 2017)
Finally found a job in my chosen career field. (January 2018)
Keep following my journey


Watch Desk Officer

I help monitor Indiana for natural / man-made public safety risks and help coordinate the response if necessary.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

As an Emergency Preparation Coordinator (Watch Desk) for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, my main responsibilities are providing a common operating picture and maintain situational awareness on incidents that may have an impact on public safety. I receive requests for the arson division, department of environmental management, and radiation division. I also create weather assessments and storm summaries for severe weather events. I am on call 24/7 in the case of an emergency.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Homeland Security and Emergency Management


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"1). What can you do with a Degree in Classical Studies? 2). Why would you volunteer instead of jumping into you career? 3). Why don't you know what you want to do?"

Challenges I Overcame


Interviewed By

Anonymous Student