What is one thing about your work that most people don't know?
My job requires a little of everything. Growing up, career options seems much more clear-cut. When I was little, I had this toy for which you could pull the string and it would rotate and point to different jobs: fireman, doctor, (visual) artist. I had the misconception, and I think this is often perpetuated in school, that job options are things that can be visualized like that. They have a uniform, there is a set educational path, they look a certain way, you can create a pictograph of them and anyone could identify, “Oh, you’re a XYZ!” I think more and more, people's jobs are mosaics of skills instead of titles, although I feel as if we don't necessarily pass that information on to younger people. Like, "Hey! Your career is going to be super circuitous and not at all what you think it will be, and that's okay!"
What makes you most proud of the work you do?
When I am able to connect the dots for someone between two seemingly unrelated things. When I am able to be a part of elevating the narratives of people who do not always get the platform or the positioning they deserve, that makes me happy.