Last updated August 21, 2023
This is The Way: Career Stories to Find Your Way – a video series created by Get Schooled. In this series, you'll hear from real pros on how they got to where they are and what advice they have for young people who are starting their first jobs. There is no one way to finding the perfect career - we're here to help you find your way.
Before we jump into some amazing educators' stories, be sure to check out the career keys for someone looking to get into education and social service!
Your Life Experience Matters in Healthcare with Tomoko S!
Company: University of Washington Medicine
Title: Associate professor of family medicine
Experience at current company: 6 years
Post-Secondary: International Christian University, Okayama Medical School, University of Pittsburgh
Tomoko is a Physician and professory at the University of Washington Medical School. She says that there are many paths to becoming a doctor or working in healthcare and that overcoming hard experiences makes you a better doctor.
It's Okay to Change Your Mind with Katie W!
Company: Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) Center, University of Washington
Title: Sr. Program Manager of Community-Based Internships
Experience at current company: 3 years
Post-Secondary: University of Oregon (BA), University of Washington (MIT)
Katie is runs Community-Based Internships at the University of Washington. She has been a high school Spanish teacher and realized that real life experiences lead us to change paths. And that is a good thing!
Work From Your Heart with Liz H!
Company: El Centro de la Raza
Title: Youth Programs Manager
Experience at current company: 4 years
Post-Secondary: San Diego State University, BA – San Jose State University, M.A.
Liz works in youth programming at El Centro de la Raza. Her work is all about leading with your heart, which means you also need to take care of yourself first!