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Ivelisse Maldonado

Ivelisse Maldonado


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Ivelisse's work combines: Business, Education, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Travelers EDGE Senior Consultant

I help underrepresented college students graduate with a bachelor's degree! :-)

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Franklin Learning Center Magnet High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

    Pennylvania State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors:

Bachelor's Degree: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Worked at an organization called INROADS which is where I found my niche and passion.

  • 2.

    Got laid off from INROADS and worked at the Workforce Development organization in Florida.

  • 3.

    Went through a divorce.

  • 4.

    Resigned from my job at the Welfare Transition Program/Workforce Development Organization and moved to CT.

  • 5.

    Took at temporary job at Travelers that ultimately led to what I'm doing today.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    Don't quit your job and move to Connecticut, it's too risky; you'll be all alone. Why aren't you married? Why don't you have children? You think you're better than me because you have a degree? Find a rich man and get married. Let a man take care of you.

  • How I responded:

    I went to college! I'm a first generation college student and no one can take my education away from me! Get educated! March to the beat of your own drum.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • To this day, I'm paying back my student loans. There was no other way for me to go to college.

  • I had to withdraw from school in the fall semester of my sophomore year and moved to Puerto Rico with my mom because I didn't have money for books and I was too afraid to ask my parents. Luckily I went back the following semester and I finished! :-)

  • My father struggled with alcohol abuse, so as a kid, my home life was challenging. Growing up and having to leave my mom to go to college was even harder, but I did it and I'm better for it.