“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world“
– Nelson Mandela-
I have an Associates, Bachelors, and Masters in Applied Sociology from Miami-Dade Community College, FL and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, respectively and an Education Specialist and a Doctor of Education degrees with a concentration in higher education leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
I am the first in my family to go to college, which according to statistics, I wasn’t supposed to make it to the top considering that my parents were not college educated. However, I didn’t let that stop me from pursuing my dreams. Therefore, with careful planning, determination, persistence, and hard work I completed each degree on time, which is to say that if I could do it, anyone can do it. By developing the right mindset and attitude anything is possible. Success and predictable. It is a choice.
My professional career began with teaching high school social -law studies. During my tenure, I developed a pre-law curriculum program and created, recruited and coached the school’s pre-law club, which participated in the prestigious “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition and won the district award. After teaching for six years at the high school level I moved on to college and university where I served in various capacities, from teaching sociology and education leadership courses to advising, faculty development facilitator, subject matter expert, and chair of the department general education. In the meantime, I facilitated, created and presented various student, faculty and staff workshops.
I believe in education for all! Today I teach and develop (Subject Mater Expert) a variety of courses online and on ground, consult, write, coach and share my expertise with students of all ages and from around the world. As an immigrant in the land of the free, I had no choice but to work hard and better myself. Therefore, I offer a unique perspective and realistic strategies for achieving college success, professional and personal success. Now I help people of all ages discover meaning and purpose to ultimately reach their highest potential in life.
I am active and involved in various activities that promote empowerment and education for all. I am also an advocate for living a healthy lifestyle as its benefits are widely known. I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences such as running a marathon as well as practicing yoga, meditating and always searching for ways to improve and live simply and meaningfully. Self-empowerment, growth mindset, time-management, self-efficacy, and travels are just a few interests that I pursue and share with all of you.
I serve on The Professional Woman Network International Advisory Board and I am the Professional Woman Network International Ambassador to Romania.
My first book, WHY NOT YOU? How To Become An EMPOWERED Woman, will be released by the Professional Woman Publishing in August, 2017.