"Hiring these remote workers was incredible because no longer did I just have access to the talent around me and the talent next to me, I now had access to talent all over the world, people who can work on different time zones so business could run 24/7, people who specialize in different things who had use of experience and that was really my first entry into that remote hiring world and I became addicted to that I really saw the power and how much it helped me grow my business"
Class of 2020
"My biggest message the one that I am most passionate about for student audiences is about reclaiming our power of belonging. What I mean by that is that many of us at any age, at all ages, rely on other people to tell us that we belong. And I have been through some really painful experiences in my life and I have come out on the other side of them having figured out that I own my sense of belonging. I determine when I belong and when I don’t. Since I made that discovery, I have blossomed into being me and I have gained strength and confidence in being me and not trying to be who you think I am. And I want to reach people at early ages so you don’t waste time trying to be someone else and you can have more time being you."
"I would make people more empathetic or make them think more about empathy. And the reason is because you have never walked a day in another person’s shoes. You may think that you’ve walked very similarly or you may have spent a great deal of time with them, but if you really dig deep, everybody is so different. So so so different. And I think, on the surface, we as humans tend to make things seem as if they’re one when they’re really not. With empathy I think comes understanding that you’re different and really seeking to understand other people’s stories."
TEACH FOR AMERICA TEACHER