For nearly a decade, I have dedicated my career to the higher education industry and helping others pursue their academic journeys. From issuing new student admissions to maintaining international student immigration records, I consciously view my small contribution to their lives as an honor. In these years I have seen how higher education is a stepping-stone that paves the way to a student’s future – a concept not lost on me in its gravity.
While helping others achieve their academic goals, I slowly began to pursue my own bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. I love how this science explores the story of us, humans, not only throughout history, but today in our diverse cultures and perfectly human behaviors. It is a science that connects harmoniously with my passion for writing and natural affinity for continued life-long education.
In 2016, I had the remarkable experience of achieving a lifelong goal: I became a published author. Under the banner of indie publishing house, Tirgearr Publishing, my debut novel, Dust, was published in eBook format and held under contract for three years. I have used this talent for writing in most avenues of my life including my professional, academic, and entrepreneurial careers. I have worked as the Sports Page Editor for a local newspaper, provided mentoring and editing services for other writers, created and managed multiple websites and social media accounts, and revolutionized correspondence to internal and external clientele resulting in effective and efficient communication. I am also the Director and lead Author for my side project – Beaux Cooper Media, an online publisher of fiction, writing tips, and poetry.
These particular experiences have inspired my investigation into new industries outside of Higher Education as I continue to develop my future – one where I can make both small and large contributions through my own personal gifts and experiences as well as one in which I can continue to touch the lives of others whether in person or at a distance.
Change can be a worrisome thought for some, but it is in that change that we grow and develop. Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to hone my natural gifts and pick up some new ones including my ability to lead and mentor others; write fiction and non-fiction alike; develop communication campaigns and templates for entire departments; provide free-flowing, organic customer service; discover and create system efficiencies; and excel in data management. These may be my specialties now, but I am eager to see how they will grow and diversify over the course of my future.
Please feel free to explore my portfolio and let me know if you have any questions. I appreciate your time and look forward to collaborating with you in the near future.
Have a great day,