My road in life took a while to figure out.
Enlisted in the Air Force as an Arabic Linguist.
Moved to LA and enrolled in community college as a General Studies major.
Got married, moved to Texas, and had a daughter.
Returned to college and majored in English because it was the fastest route to a degree.
Got a job as a copy editor for an educational testing company, but couldn't shake my love for Lit.
Returned to graduate school as a TA, discovered my love for teaching.
Accepted a position at a non-profit ed center in Oregon, worked to help students succeed in college.
Became an education advisor at CBT Nuggets, where I work with others to improve lives through IT ed.
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Education Advisor

I empower IT learners to achieve their training goals.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

During our team's morning "huddle," we discuss our daily goals, accomplishments, and potential obstacles. After some high fives, I buckle down and contact my roster of learners for the day to assess whether they would benefit from the one-on-one mentorship / coaching that CBT Nuggets provides as part of our IT training program. Together, we work on strategies to help stay on track. My favorite part of the day is telling a student that they will achieve great things -- and really believing it.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

For everyone: BANISH FEAR. You are more capable than you think you are. The people, experiences, achievements, challenges, celebrations, and setbacks that you will face are gifts that are worthy of you, and you of them. At the end of the day, you must ask yourself, "what did I learn today and how can I use my learning to help others?" Welcome mistakes, reward yourself with understanding, and know -- in the depths of your soul -- that nobody has power over you except yourself.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Associate's Degree


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You should be an accountant because they make lots of money."

Challenges I Overcame

Death in the Family