My Career Journey
I was told this a few years ago and when this person said this to me it stuck with me. There are two times of your life that is the most significant: (1) The day you are born and (2) The day you realize what you were brought on this earth to do. I can understand why being born is so important but I did not understand what he meant in regards to realizing what you are brought on this earth to do until I finally found it which is my passion to serve and support students.
I graduated from Saint Leo University with a degree in sport management with the hopes of working in the sports industry. After working in the sports industry for two years, I realized that I needed a change and that potentially working in the sports field might not be for me anymore. So, I decided to move to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to pursue my master’s degree, and within that time, I became a Graduate Assistant in the Division of Student Affairs coordinating and executing some of the biggest events on campus. During my time at Nova, I realized how much I loved and enjoyed working with students and I decided that this is what I wanted to do, and I never looked back. After I graduated from Nova, I pursued a career in Higher Education working in areas such as Admissions, Advising, Student Success, and Student Activities with organizations such UMA, Saint Leo University, and ThriveDX. Now that I am beginning the next chapter of my life as the Student Employment/JLD Coordinator at USF, I plan to bring my diverse experience to support the Center for Career & Professional Development and to continue my passion to serve and support our students.
My Educational Journey
BA Sport Management
Minor in Management Information Systems
St. Leo University
Nova Southeastern University
Top 5 Strengths
Arranger, Restorative, Individualization, Achiever, Belief
Top 3 Holland Interest Codes (RIASEC)
Artistic, Social, Enterprising
Myers-Briggs Type (MBTI)
Outside of the Office
St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands
My Favorite Things
I never a thought that I would ever say this but I can say that I am an author as I have contributed written chapters to three books: (1) From Letters to Leaders: Creating Impact on your College Campus and Beyond, (2) From Letters to Leaders: Redefining New Member Education and Leveraging Belonging to Eliminate Hazing, and (3) From Letters to Leaders: Leveraging your Fraternity and Sorority Experience to Land your Dream Job.
My Favorite Quote
“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”
Former College Basketball Player, Coach, and Broadcaster