Bio Sketch - need your feedback; may be too flimsy
Rules: Following this format, please summarize in narrative paragraph format your background, education, major accomplishments, awards, community involvement, outside interests, and anything else that might distinguish you from other candidates.
Please note that your narrative must fit on one side of an 8-½ x 11” sheet of paper as a Microsoft
Word document, single-spaced, in 12-point, Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins. Please double-space between paragraphs. The biographical narrative should be written in the first person.
2010-2011 White House Fellowships
As the director of a leadership program, I understand the importance of educating and engaging our future leaders to assure the success of a community. Understanding what it takes for people to work for the common good comes from a life of searching out ways to understand, communicate, and collaborate with those around me.
During my earliest years, my father’s career took us to
By 1983, we found our way to
Following graduation, I decided to move closer to my family. As such, I loaded my worldly belongings into a yellow 1991 Ford Festiva and drove to
Upon returning to
During the last few years, my interests have evolved from young professional retention to community engagement in education. I recently attended a conference hosted by the Harlem Children’s Zone. This propelled me toward collaborating with others to create a cradle to college pipeline that will help us reduce drop-out rates across the school system. Additional interests include promoting healthy lifestyles for children.
Outside of work and volunteering, I write a slice-of-life column in our local arts paper, Valley Planet. I hope to publish a compilation of my columns within the next two years. I am an active runner, having completed seven half-marathons. My two dogs receive more love than they can handle, but not as much as they deserve. I enjoy Sunday dinners with my family and the spirited debates on politics, pop culture, and religion that are served at our meals.