How I got here…
The first time I changed directions in my career was after I earned my degree. I joined a startup in a field I knew nothing about. I saw an opportunity to learn how a business was built and spent the next 10 years in creative services operations and business development before finding my way into recruiting. Recruiting was a path that allowed me to build on my network and take it in a new direction – instead of producing a brand’s creative work I was helping them find amazing talent.
In 2013, I quit my job in New York CIty, packed up my car and drove to Los Angeles on a 10 day road trip to find my new home in Venice, CA. I landed a position with General Assembly and created an original job search program for graduating tech talent. My next move was to the NFL where I built a recruitment and talent acquisition program for the technology team including producing their first hackathon.
After my first solo road trip through Italy in the spring of 2016, I wanted to travel more. I asked for some introductions from my network, then Booking.com relocated me from Los Angeles to Seattle in the fall of 2016 to manage technology recruitment. Less than a year after arriving in Seattle, I accepted their offer to relocate to Europe and work from their Amsterdam HQ. Living in Europe was a whole new world. I was lucky to know people I met during work trips to HQ who helped me navigate everything when I moved there. We became each other’s best relocation coaches, sharing our experience on everything from healthcare to planning holidays. Together, we made it happen and I think everyone should have that level of support and more. We should all be able to try something new with the support we deserve. After Amsterdam, I returned to Los Angeles to start my own consulting business to continue supporting talented people through their job search and relocation process.
I’m excited to see how Allora Collective comes to life.