When I was little, my parents found me huddled by my nightlight reading a book long after bedtime. I loved the magic of a good story.
I followed stories—without realizing it—throughout my education and early career. Intrigued by many subjects, I chose a college path that let me sample many fields. While I studied, I worked as a copywriter.
I turned myself into an administrator and then a fundraiser. I found stories embedded in performance metrics. I came to understand that even filing systems have tales to tell. I learned how to code so I could tell compelling stories through data.
Now, I help others share their stories. And while I still love a good book, I don’t read before bed. I’m too likely to stay up to finish it.