A: Career paths often choose us. When I started my career, there weren’t roles mapped out for specific areas, like corporate facilities or real estate manager. I’ve always been interested in working with people, seeing the tangible results of my work, and having diverse responsibilities. I started in office management and pursued opportunities to expand my responsibilities, developed skills and knowledge, and was fortunate to be at companies and working with leaders that encouraged my growth.
While working at Synopsys, I took advantage of the educational program support and started on my college journey, earning my bachelor’s degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco and an MBA through a joint program with UC Berkeley and Columbia University.