Training and Development Specialist
Girl, you can do it. This world is crazy but there is a dream job out there for you.
What do you do?
I train district staff with technology needs and wants to enhance their skill set to support their daily roles with a variety of tech tools.
Why did you choose this field?
My mother is a retired teacher of 40 years in public education. My father is a retired technology director who served 40 years in public education. I have always wanted to find a role somewhere in the middle.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
I am still in disbelief this is my job. I love what I do and my younger self can’t believe I’m actually doing it! I believe follow inspiring educators and keeping relationships with mentors over the years has been huge for me.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I truly wake up looking forward to learning from my teammates, administrators and teachers to take risks. These incredible educators take what I have trained them on and make something magical with students or audiences.
Best advice for next generation?
Girl, you can do it. This world is crazy but there is a dream job out there for you. If you don’t see one, create one. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and always be open to learning from others around you.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh