By Roadtrip Nation

Lannia Small


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in a community where a lot of people were in health and science, so I took my lead from them and got internships in similar fields.
I enjoyed my science internships but wanted to get out of the lab, so I went to Costa Rica to work in public health.
I learned that I liked working in the business world for an international company but wanted to lean more into social impact, so I went to graduate school to learn about social innovation.
After grad school, I continued to build my career in international business and social innovation.
I eventually landed at my current role as the director of global strategy and partnerships at Indeed, where I expand our social impact work in markets outside of the U.S.
Keep following my journey


High School
International Relations and French
Wellesley College
Organizational Management and Urban Policy


Director of Global Strategy & Partnerships

I help bring all of the company's social impact work to non-U.S. markets.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

I spend a lot of time traveling outside of the U.S. and working with teams in different countries. As a leader, I'm no longer doing the actual "work" per se, but rather I give my team a roadmap and act as their coach and cheerleader as they solve problems.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Find as many paid internships in this field as you can to gain hands-on experience. I also suggest following people who are speaking up about this field on social media. If you find someone who resonates with you, don't be afraid to reach out to ask them questions.

Recommended Education

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

International Relations and French
Organizational Management and Urban Policy