People, typically younger women, ask how I found my passion. I have honestly been passionate about education for a long time.
I'm a first-generation college student and the first in my entire family (and I have a big one) to earn a PhD.
This may not seem like the biggest accomplishment, but I was an average student. There was nothing exceptional about me academically until I went to college, was inspired by academics and realized my dream to help students succeed.
My passions have grown and changed as I have. I work now in cultural competency and through writing. My career has evolved from just teaching, to ensuring that students' needs are met and even supporting them after they graduate.
Did I always know what I wanted to do when I was an adult? I absolutely did not. My passion for diversity and educating others has stemmed a lot from what I learned when I earned my PhD in Global Leadership to the experiences I've had through my travels and in being a part of a transracial family through adoption.
I'm also passionate about helping others achieve their goals and have taken on numerous mentees--one of which suggested this blog post!
To learn more about my passions, click here.