This past May, I found myself feeling slightly defeated searching for a job as a recent graduate in the midst of a global pandemic. If you had asked me what I would be doing post-graduation six months prior, I would have most certainly given you a concrete answer along the lines of “working in a new job at an office full time”. Although I couldn’t quite see an end in sight, resiliency has always been one of the strongest ingredients in my personality. Right as I was about to pivot my search to job titles I didn’t quite love, I came across the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. In a sort of cliché, “stars aligning” moment, I knew I found the perfect balance of my passions in a challenging and fun environment.
On a personal note, I wanted to share a bit about my background. I was born in Southern Maryland, raised in Northern Virginia, and educated in Washington, D.C. After an incredible four years at American University studying public relations and strategic communication, I couldn’t be more excited to expand my career in the “DMV” with a focus on one of its most prestigious counties. Although I currently live in Reston, the Chamber has made me feel like a true member of the Arlington community. As we all continue to move forward and adapt to the new normal, I look forward to investing myself in both Chamber and Arlington culture.