Day job/career:My career has taken a winding path and so now, there’s one title that seems to be the right fit no matter what I do. I am a Learning Advocate. I am on a mission to be the bridge for our youth and the young at heart who feel lost in traditional paradigms of success, think bigger and bolder so that they can forge their way forward amidst all uncertainties and change the world.
I’ve worked in the not-for-profit, academic, corporate, and entrepreneurial environments and am working to redefine what success means to me first and foremost and hopefully to other lives that I’ll have the privilege to touch in some way or the other. I’ve recently started working as a Product Specialist, working to bridge the technological and the business worlds so as to foster innovation and adoption.
How did you become involved with OCL?A vacancy announcement at OCL popped up in my inbox. The position was not the right fit for me. However, the language in the job description caught my eye. That led to doing a little research on the organization which led me to registering for the 3-day class. The course and the existence of OCL felt like a missing part of a puzzle for me, for being part of and for building a caring and a braving community.
What is your favorite quote:“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don't belong. You will always find it because you've made that your mission. Stop scouring people's faces for evidence that you're not enough. You will always find it because you've made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don't negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.” - Brené Brown