Professional Relations Representative for the Renfrew Center of Texas
How did you get started in your career?
I’ve always had a passion for enhancing the lives of girls and women. In 2006, I started a non-profit self-esteem organization for girls as a way of giving back to adolescents, www.pearl-girls.org. I also decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in Counseling, and then applied for my current position at the Renfrew Center because I believed in the empowering treatment philosophy of the program. I serve as a liaison for community members, parents, patients, and professionals in regards to Eating Disorder treatment at the Renfrew Center. My ultimate charge is to spread the word about eating disorders, including signs and symptoms and treatment options, in efforts of helping girls and women take steps towards recovery.
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
Network, network, network. It’s all about who you know, and how you can add value to other people.