In college, I was unsure of what career field I wanted to pursue, but I knew I wanted to be someone who advocates for others and helps them realize they are not alone in their worries or anxieties.
I earned my degree at UC Davis in Political Science to better understand the complexities of our government and the ways in which we can improve as a society to help the underprivileged feel heard and understood. As a student as well as in the months after graduation, I worked as an ACE certified group fitness instructor, where I advocated for the Healthy at Every Size movement, which allowed me to use my previous insecurities to assist others in fighting their own.
After I was bedridden for a month with multiple trips to the ER, I decided it was a sign from my body that I needed to leave the fitness industry and help others in a new way. I was brought onto the Emergency Winter Shelter team in Davis to work as a coordinator for a nonprofit. Once this shelter closed due to safety concerns from the city, I was hired by the City of Davis as a Community Services Specialist where I was able to act as a case manager for the same population and clientele I had just served. I worked alongside the Homeless Outreach Resources Specialist to assist the homeless population by linking them to resources, navigating the housing application process, and advocating for them every step of the way.
I am extremely excited to work as a Care Navigator for A Senior Connection to continue assisting and advocating for individuals in the community that really need our help.
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