My road in life took a while to figure out.
Decided I wanted a career that would be rewarding and help communities in some way.
Accepted a teaching job overseas to expand my horizons and have new experiences.
Moved again and struggled to work and find a career focus.
Graduate degree with the intent to work in international development.
Moved to New York and took a job with the city's housing department.
Moved into banking after learning all the opportunities in the field.


Capital Officer

I work with developers, government agencies and other lenders to finance affordable housing.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

Attending a ribbon cutting for a recently completed development; meeting with tenants who directly benefit from the project; locking up the next deal in a difficult market; meeting with developers and funders to discuss and solve issues on a particularly difficult project; celebrate a closing with a dinner or attend an event that honors the visionaries in our field.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Read and learn about affordable housing, how it is financed and demand across the country. Attend industry events to learn more about challenges and opportunities in the industry.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Banking is all about money and not a fulfilling career choice"

Challenges I Overcame