My Zig-Zag Career
With a love and knack for learning languages, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic and my Master’s Degree in Political Science. My career began working with the United Kingdom government in its Taipei Foreign Service Office, helping facilitate a deeper understanding of the relations between Taiwan and China from a local perspective.
My adventurous spirit craved new experiences, which led me to move to the United States in my early 20s. I stumbled upon a modeling gig after being cast in a McDonald’s TV commercial. I started to hone my craft in acting, but more importantly, I needed to know how to “run my own business” – keeping track of expenses and income as a contractor. Modeling and Acting is still a “side hustle” I’ve kept to this day while simultaneously working on other business ventures.
I believe the career we chose should combine our purpose, our passion, and our talent. I love sharing my experience with those who are still figuring out what works best for them on their journey.
Your presentation was a big hit this year! We appreciate you sharing your personal experience on how to chose the right career path. Your candor and ability to relate to our students was phenomenal. Our students resonated with your observation that “the jobs you will be seeking, for many, have not been invented yet”! Thank you for your insight and wisdom.
Dr. John M. Wolper, Academic Advisor, Thomas More College