My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
8/10. I had a wonderful experience in high school- band, sports and friends!
Grades in high school
A's and B's.
English, Performing Arts
Math! Trig was not easy!
Sports / Recreation
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
California Lutheran University
psychology and sociology
Post-graduate education or training
Graduate School of Social Work at University of Denver- I received a Masters in Social Work
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
Industries I've worked in
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
No, I always wanted to be in the "helping" field and I was so grateful that I could receive my MSW to pursue social work.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
My definition of success has changed over time.
As a teenager, success used to mean attending college and having a great career.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Working in the social work field with foster youth and helping older youth find adoptive placements. I have learned so much about the struggles and joys of family, building relationships and empowerment.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
My biggest regret was being so concerned about what other people thought of me. I learned to always be myself!
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
I got an internship in graduate school that worked with prospective adoptive parents who were looking to adopt from foster care...I went into social work to travel and work in international adoptions. This unexpected opportunity put me in this amazing career of recruiting adoptive homes for teens in foster care. That one internship changed my career's projection and I am so thankful.
My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto