My road in life took a while to figure out.
I graduated with a BS in mathematics.
I obtained a job as a systems analyst for a government contractor.
I studied psychology with a concentration in substance abuse and worked as a counselor.
I went back to school for a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
I obtained a job as an internal Six Sigma consultant.
I obtained a job leading organizational training for a government contractor.
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Researcher Consultant

I develop surveys and conduct research for organizations.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I work mostly from home. A great day at work is one in which I have numbers to crunch. That means I have a client and surveys are completed. I really like the gathering of data into a format that can be measured. During the day, I might get calls from 2-3 clients and 1 potential client. The clients want to know status of their project or to talk about a future project. A potential client is interested in speaking with me about new projects. On a great day, I do not get calls from salespeople!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Educational courses including mathematics and psychology. Obtain either an internship, part-time job, or volunteer in an organization for experience in seeing how management executes their jobs. The easiest place to volunteer is a non-profit organization.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"'You cannot study mathematics-you are a girl.' - Society. I was the only girl in the mathematics program at that time in my studies that seemed to give evidence. 'You are too busy being a single mother and working full-time to go back to school' - My parents."

Challenges I Overcame