My road in life took a while to figure out.
I wanted to be a chef but after an awful experience with a customer, I decided it wasn't for me.
I went back to school after a friend suggested it.
I discovered I really liked to draw and I thought I would major in drawing and painting.
I was accepted into a highly selective drawing and painting major program.
I ended up switching to graphic design.
I was working in the industry as a graphic designer while working a second job for two years when I realized I didn't want to do this anymore.
I had a friend in the education field and decided I wanted the lifestyle he had.
I went back to school to pursue a degree in education.


Associated Dean of the College of the Arts

I oversee all facilities: music, dance, theater and the visual arts.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

There's always something to fix and I'm walking around making sure all facilities are running as they should be. If the lights are out in a theater I'm the one that gets that call and I have to go fix it.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Visit the career center and talk to a specialist in the major you want to pursue and maybe down the line you could get an internship as well.

Recommended Education

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



The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You shouldn't study art because you're not going to make a living."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student