Over the course of my middle school and high school education, I cultivated a drive for helping others which influenced my decision to pursue a career where I could make a difference in the lives of those around me. After high school, I went straight into the workforce to help support myself and my daughter. To get to where I am today, I worked in many different industries, until I ultimately decided Human Resources was where I wanted to be professionally. I started my experience with an unpaid internship while working in the hospitality industry. In my position as a Human Resources (HR) Director for the Steward New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, MA, I am responsible for building a strategic partnership between our department, managers, and employees. Human Resources manages the full cycle of employment, starting with the hiring of an employee and ending when the individual is no longer with the organization. Every day, I have the unique opportunity to help guide and coach managers and employees professionally, as well as use my creative skills to find solutions to problems. An essential attribute that makes me successful in this role is being able to connect and work with all levels of professionals. In addition, the person holding this position must be able to get tasks and projects to the finish line on time.