Graduation Day!

grad3_smallAfter working on my master’s degree part-time for the last six years, I finally graduated from Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, May 18.

Graduation in Cleveland was a perfect day, after a week of soggy rains, floods and hail. The skies were blue, the sun was shining, and it ended up being one of the best days of my life.

Lots of fun friends and family surprises!

grad1xEverybody keeps asking me:

“So what’s next? What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I will continue with my writing and stay involved in community projects and environmental work. I obtained my master’s in nonprofit management, so I hope to hone my leadership skills and carve out a career in research, grantwriting, stewardship and service work. On top of all this, I still enjoy the corporate life, so we will see if I can create a hybrid skill set.

Wow, I am so happy to be done with school, but I promise that all my hard work will continue. Many thanks to all those special people who lifted me up when I needed it the most! Every late-night paper and presentation was definitely worth it.