What have you been up to since graduation?
After graduation, I moved to the Ventura, CA area to intern at the Patagonia HQ. I interned for 5 months on the Supply Chain Performance Management team. I knew I didn't want to stay in supply chain management forever, so spent the summer working hard and networking with co-workers (on the advice of my former PLNU professors) and eventually landed a job in the marketing department. I'm currently working as a marketing operations coordinator and absolutely loving it! I am so grateful to work for a for-profit company that is doing really great work to give back environmentally and socially. I have already learned so much and am excited to continue to be challenged and grow within the company.
How has the CID helped you in achieving your goals?
I don't think I'd be where I am today without the help of the CID! It was through my sustainability studies minor (the courses and the professors) that I discovered I wanted to work for a company like Patagonia. Class discussions were always so rich and thought-provoking. I knew I couldn't settle for mindless work post-college. PLNU professors always challenged me to set the bar high and do meaningful work. Thank you God and thank you CID/PLNU for everything. I am eternally grateful!
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