My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
4/10. I cared way too much of what others thought of me. Wasn't self confident.
Grades in high school
B's and C's. Didn't apply myself but also don't recall anyone taking the time to help me figure out my options for college.
Arts / Crafts
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Took me 9 years to complete my AA at foothill. Worked full time and didn't know what I wanted to do.
Post-graduate education or training
Masters in Education
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
Admin work like filing, secretary. Worked at gas station Domestic Sales at Corporation Parent Instructional Aide Teacher
Industries I've worked in
- Transportation and Warehousing
- Administrative and Support Services
- Educational Services
- Other Services (except Public Administration) (e.g. Repair, Salon, Political/Labor orgs, etc.)
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
Yes - once I had children I wanted more flexibility and to be on their schedule.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
To be passionate about what your spending most of your days doing "work". A career that allows you to grow and improve and that your well compensated for.
My definition of success has changed over time.
When I was younger success was more about "stuff or things" - as I've matured it's more and more about how I can help others and improve my skills in my career.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Having and raising my children. Have and continue to learn everyday - everyone has their own path.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Not taking school more seriously. Really exploring my options for a career. Focusing too much on boys.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
An illness of a loved one. Taught me to appreciate every day and not to waste time on drama and little stuff.
My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto
The Old Mill not in Palo Alto but a fun place to hang out. [now closed, map pointing to its location]