Softball helped pay for schooling
Occupation: Marketing coordinator, Amarillo Parks and Recreation
Where did you receive your education?
Frank Phillips College, West Texas A&M University
How has your education played a role in your life today?
My education plays a large part in my life because it is a constant. Every day I try to learn something new. I love going to the different departments at Parks and Recreation and seeing what everyone else is working on, and how what I know could make their job easier.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
My greatest educational challenge was staying focused. Once you get to college there is always something to do, or some place you need to be. Learning to prioritize what I needed to do and where I needed to be was key to my success.
What is the value of your education?
I can't put a price on my education. At Frank Phillips I used softball to help pay for college, and at WT I didn't have those funds. My parents knew how important my education was and helped me through my last few years of college.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
You should set goals and make your education the main focus. Knowledge is power, but be ready for hard work. In the end what you do with your education can be the greatest adventure you have ever been on.
When did you make education a priority?
Education has always been a priority to me. I love to learn new things. Even outside the classroom, I try to learn at least one thing new each day.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
With my current position, I talk to lots of people, and me being able to carry on an intelligent conversation with them is key to my success. I didn't realize how important my high school English classes were until I had to proof the Park Guide and Summer in the City publications.