- Examiner.comDC Disney Traveler, 2011 - present
- Virginia Special Education Advisory CommitteeMember, 2011 - present
- Examiner.comDC Disabilty Examiner, 2009 - 2010
- Virginia Board for Persons with DisabilitiesChair, Education Committee, 2007 - 2010
- United States SenateVarious positions, 1994 - 2003
For the past 20 years, I have called the Washington DC metro area home and in that time, I have not had a traditional career path. The road I have traveled has taken me to a variety of challenging experiences in Federal and state government, nonprofits and the private sector. I have served 3 U.S. Senators and 1 U.S. Federal Judge; briefly worked for General Colin Powell’s national nonprofit, America’s Promise; helped set up the DC office of one of the leading global digital forensics firm; co-founded a political action committee concerned about people with disabilities in Virginia; was on online content provider for Examiner.com, writing about issues impacting people with disabilities and traveling to Walt Disney World; was appointed by 2 different Virginia Governors to positions in state government and have served on 4 of the 7 state-wide panels that participate in helping to shape policies and advocate for needed reforms or services for people with disabilities.
I am always learning from the people around me and I keep my eyes and ears open to find that my leadership style improves as I work during difficult situtations with great people. What's next? Let's find out!
- University of Texas at El PasoPolitical Science, 1987 - 1992
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