What do you like about your job?
It’s amazing to see young people’s transformations as they gain the confidence and training to advance in their careers. I feel very fortunate to be part of a team that makes this happen every day.
Where did you work before YJC?
I’ve worked with nonprofits for 25 years.
What was your first job?
I worked for a market research company doing market surveys by phone. Keeping people engaged on the phone for upwards of two hours to answer questions about consumer products was a great learning experience.
What did you learn from your first job?
My first job taught me a lot about customer service and about keeping people engaged and motivated to answer a lot of questions about products like toilet paper and beer.
Has your career path gone how you expected?
No, and in a really good way. I adjusted my career path to raise my 4 children and it was the best career decision I ever made.
I love the arts: if it’s books, music, performance arts, I’m in.