A long time ago, a man much older and wiser than I was then or am now, looked at me over a cup of coffee during a conversation about my future and asked, “What are you building?” It remains the most important question anyone has ever asked me, and one that I ask myself every day.

Today, I raise money for nonprofits. After leaving academia, I cast the net broadly during my job search, and was attracted to the idea of working in a field where I am inspired and educated daily, and use the art of storytelling to connect the lives of individuals and institutions.  My role is to build the capacity of organizations to achieve their strategic goals by developing their financial resources.