Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduated high school.
Worked at a medical manufacturing company.
Attended college.
Graduated in 5 years with two degrees while having worked full time.
Moving into information technology.
Became the Production Control Analyst for Kelley Blue Book.
Searching for self-fulfillment.
Giving back to society as much as possible.

Career

Production Control Analyst

I deploy coding and production processing for the Kelley Blue Book company.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Business
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

First, I wake up to check my email and make sure there aren't any major incidents occurring. I then run some personal errands until I clocks in at 2:30. During my shift, I deploy the coding for the company website while also taking care of production processing. I am constantly working and prepping for the next launch of updated information for the Kelley Blue Book. At 11pm, I end my shift and drive home to begin prepping for the next day.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Step away for a little bit to make sure that you are pursuing what makes you happy. Give yourself a break and understand that dreams do not come easy.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"My biggest obstacle was myself. I felt that I lacked the confidence to do well in college which led me to avoid college right after high school graduation."

Challenges I Overcame

Self-Esteem Issues
Financial

Q&A

What was your childhood like?

Asked by Cielo Penilla at CSUF

" I was born in the year 1960 in the city of Anaheim and was raised as an only child into a middle class family. These were very turbulent times with all the protests and the Vietnam war, but my parents protected me from all of it growing up."

What was your education like at CSUF?

Asked by Cielo Penilla at CSUF

"I entered college at the age of 24 which was when most students my age started graduating. I majored in Business management and Criminal Justice while also working full time. After attending 5 years of night classes, I graduated with two degrees."

How is it working for the Kelley Blue Book?

Asked by Cielo Penilla at CSUF

"I work from 2:30-11pm and I am constantly prepping for code deployment and checking that everything is running smoothly. We are always on call and have to be ready to fix problems quickly."