One of my highest academic goals was to obtain a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from a top tier institution. Though it took approximately 14 years, 6 schools, 4 cities, 3 jobs, and 1 Bachelor of Arts to accomplish this, I am very proud to say that I graduated from an Ivy league school (Columbia University) with this degree. While my initial attempts at college were fraught with a myriad of issues beyond my control, once I transferred to a more neurodivergent "friendly" school, I was able achieve the standards of excellence I had earlier in my academic career. I was able to graduate with a 3.96 GPA and was nominated to three honors societies for my efforts. I did not have your typical 4-year college experience (though in all honesty, if I had a "C's get degrees" mentality), I might have, but I do not (and I am glad I do not). Throughout this long process I gained unique perspectives on perseverance, hard work, accepting and embracing my neurodivergences, learning the "hard way", and the power of mental fortitude. I look forward to bringing the knowledge and insights gained from my journey to companies who embrace neurodivergence and understand the value of having an employee who took a different path than most.
Ideal Workplace Values
Flexible, Creative, Inclusive, Empowering, Strive for Excellence, Supportive, Opportunities for Growth (personally and professionally)
New York, New York, US
Open ToFull Time JobFreelance/Contract Work
Career InterestsArt & CreativeBusiness & FinancialSales & MarketingLeadership & Management
💪Skills & Strengths
I am a strategic and creative "outside the box" thinker who excels in leading projects and communicating with fellow colleagues. By utilizing active listening and other best practices, I am able to quickly determine the strengths and weaknesses of my team members and thus can delegate tasks while promoting effective collaboration in order to create outstanding work.