My road in life has taken me all over.
Graduated High School and went to George Mason University for a year and it was not a good fit.
Decided to follow my passion and get my cosmetology license.
Listened to my parents and went to community college. Received a degree in legal studies and worked for attorneys.
Married my husband who was in the Air Force and moved from NJ to CA where I worked for attorneys and a judge. I missed doing nails and hair so I did it for my friends as a side hustle.
We were transferred to Wyoming where I found a job with a government agency as a paralegal.
With career and technical education in my heart and my skillset I was able to get a job with the WDE to help students follow their passion by providing grants to school districts for CTE.
Keep following my journey


CTE Education Program Consultant

I oversee the grant process, Programs of Study alignment, SCED code administration and training for the WDE / CTE unit.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Working with Others

Day to Day

My typical day is working at a computer reviewing different types of agreements for externships, grants and other documents related to the grant process. Additionally, I assist school districts in working out the coding for their courses so transferring students can be put in the correct courses. I research and review industry recognized credentials for programs of study. in the 16 career clusters. I also set up trainings to assist districts on maximizing their state and federal funding.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You can't be a cosmetologist. The income is not steady."