Post college, her professional life did in fact have an incredible jump start. Within a few years she was touring the United States as a presenter and motivator for large groups of students and parents. In 2003 she began the research for “Scholarship Strategies- Finding and Winning the Money You Need” as it became clear that students and parents were most concerned about the rising cost of college. In her research she learned that there had been so much more scholarship opportunities than she had been aware of while she was in high school or college. She recognized that if more students and parents knew more about outside scholarships, than financial obstacles could be removed. She learned that, although there are no guarantees of winning scholarships, that a personal commitment to applying for as many as possible can obviously improve chances.
In 2005 she was accepted into the prestigious Monster’s Making It Count student speaker program, which helped her fine tune her communication skills for audiences of 1000+ students and parents. She will be forever grateful for the tools she learned through their training which helped her connect and empower students to take action in their lives.