My road in life has taken me all over.
Completing undergraduate degree despite personal hurdles.
Finding a way to get through graduate school without debt. I did it all on my own!
Finding a way to feed my desire to live and work overseas. My two year commitment turned into 10 years away.
Finding a new career path without the benefit of the internet or any local allies (I was in Panama).
Being laid off after 10 years with my "new" employer. That was scary, but I found a new job rather quickly.
Finding myself in a job with an employer that was a very bad cultural fit.
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High School
Loch Raven
B.S. - Communication Disorders
Old Dominion University
Speech-Language Pathology
University of South Carolina
Teaching English as a Second Language
University of New Jersey


Communications Manager

I inform and engage employees within my organization and across Business Insurance regarding our products and platforms.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

Planning, interviewing, writing, rewriting and more rewriting, working with teams, breaking down technical information to be understood more widely, working in Photoshop to create visual communications, meetings, collaborating, strategizing.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Network, network, network.

Recommended Education

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



The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Don't leave your work for the federal government. It's safe. Also, when I took my job with the federal government (for an opportunity to live and work in Italy), I was told, "This isn't a good time to move. The housing market (to sell my house) is bad.""

Challenges I Overcame

Geographical isolation