I chose this career path because
I have been in the news media industry for 19 years, having spent my entire career with Rome Sentinel Company. Everyone thought I should be a music a music major in college and I considered performance. I wound up joining the school newspaper after a teacher suggested it and recommended me. Since I was a music geek, I became the music reporter. I always wanted to be different and I enjoyed writing.
I prepared for this career by
I am currently pursuing my Masters of Arts in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Utica College.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
My greatest challenge as a women has been finding my niche professionally and accepting myself in it when I do. I do not fit into a mold, so I create my own mold. I've accepted that maybe there is no perfect box for me.
My greatest strength(s)
I am very hardworking, creative and open to learning on a continual basis. I am continuing my formal education and carry a 4.0 GPA and I am a member of 2 honor societies.
My greatest accomplishment to date
My greatest accomplishments include going back to school for my Master's and the impact I had on some of interns I've had the opportunity to host. Recently, I helped to get one of my interns a full-time position working under me, and it's very rewarding to know that their experiences shadowing me helped in some way to shape their professional career.
My personal/professional goals
I'm not sure what the future holds just yet, but I am definitely committed to exploring new avenues and new opportunities. First things first, I need to finish my Master's. After that, I am interested in a career in education, teaching at the college level.
What/Who has inspired me the most
What inspires me is my curiosity to see where I can go from here and what else can I do!
I most want to be known/remembered for
I want to be remembered as someone who always made good on the things I said I would do.
I have received the following Honors/Awards/Scholarships
- Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
- National Society of Leadership and Success
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
- American Cancer Society
- Local Community volunteer
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy running, bowling and playing my cello and saxophone.