BA from UCSB in Film and Media Studies and minor in Music. Decided i didn't want to work in film/tv my senior year but it was too late by then to change my major. Soooo, I added a minor. Close enough right?
I earned my Master's of Science in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington in 2010 while also earning two Master's level certificates; Environmental Management and Global Trade, Transport & Logistics. I wrote my thesis analyzing the viability and impact of utilizing the Northern Sea Route (waterway above Russia connecting Europe to the Pacific) as a maritime transportation corridor.
Since then, I have worked as a Civil Servant at the County level for 3 different agencies (Elections, Assessor and Ethics). All of which, are not directly related to my field of study, but I do utilize the Poly Sci, Business and analytical skills I honed while in my graduate program. Also, when I was initially hired, my manager told me my Master's Degree was the tipping point in my favor over the next candidate. This in addition to having a phenomenal time in Grad School made the extra shit ton in student loans worth every penny.
10/29 Hot Chip @ The Fox Theatre
11/07 Rufus Du Sol @ The Mezzanine (?)
11/13 Mr Little Jeans @ The Rickshaw Stop
11/20 Keep Shelly in Athens @ Awaken