How did you first get into your profession?
Grant administration is one you fall into. I began writing grants for local non-profits to gain awareness and funding for projects; then one thing led to another and I began managing the projects and my career in higher education overseeing the entire grant process.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a teacher so that I could have an impact on students and make a difference.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Find a mentor or colleague to brainstorm and learn from. This is a hands-on field where we learn as we go.
What is the best moment of your career?
When I see the impact of my work, through the grant project, helping students and watching them succeed, I feel rewarded behind the scenes.