Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
When the foreclosure crisis hit, I was able to apply my experience with large banks and consumer protection issues to solve issues for clients.
Throughout my career, I was presented with stretch opportunities that I hadn't anticipated. Thanks to my strong network of mentors, I got the advice and support I needed to take those opportunities.
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Education

High School
White Bear Lake Area High School
Bachelor
Accounting
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Graduate
Accounting
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Certification/License
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
AICPA

Career

Partner, Global Risk & Performance Improvement Ldr

I lead the teams that help our clients transform their businesses while maintaining the trust of their key stakeholders.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Travel
Entrepreneurship
Helping People

Day to Day

What I love about my job is that every single day is different. Most of my work is helping our clients, so historically my work has been related to risk management. I also coach and mentor team members to develop and to meet their career objectives. I'm really passionate about advancing women, and I get to support the advancement of women both inside EY and also with nonprofit organizations and our clients.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Oddly enough, waiting tables really prepared me for a career in client service. I did that all through college. That's how I paid for school. You have to work really hard and take care of all of your customers. You don't get to choose who you work with, but you generally do get recognized for good work. But sometimes you're not and you just have to keep doing a good job. And so I think it instilled some traits that have helped me succeed.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I think you need to be intellectually curious, always seek to learn, and be bold. Be willing to stretch yourself and take on something that you're not a 100% confident you can do.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting
graduate
Graduate
Accounting
certification
Certification/License
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"I heard, “you work so much… you travel so much,” said in a way that implies it's bad or someone's forcing me to. "

Challenges I Overcame

Caring For Parents