I’m a first-gen college grad, author, and career adviser who is on a mission to level the playing field for talent from underrepresented backgrounds.

I wrote my first resume when I was 14 years old for my working-class, single mother who lost her job. I went on to attend Harvard as a first-generation, low-income college student.

I am a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, a career adviser at Harvard, and a faculty member at UC Berkeley, where I teach a course based on my book, The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right. Previously, I worked at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a management consultant, Credit Suisse as an investment banker, and with Harvard Business School as a researcher for the Managing the Future of Work project.

When I am not at UC Berkeley teaching or on the road speaking, I live with my spouse and Dotty the dog in the Bay Area, where I can be found taking long hikes in nature and blasting country music and movie soundtracks.

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