PhD Leadership Studies
What do you hope to do with your degree and/or credential, and why?
After completing my
How did you hear about SOLES, and why did you choose to enroll?
I heard about SOLES by conducting research on
Are you currently working? If so, do you work full-time, part time, and what do you do?
I work as a Doctoral Research Assistant in The Nonprofit Institute here at SOLES. I conduct research on the state of nonprofits and philanthropy in San Diego, provide training through the Institute’s various community programs, and assist with other research projects.
In addition, I also own my own nonprofit consulting firm with clients and consultants throughout the country. My firm specializes in nonprofit organization development, foundation management, education consulting, continuing education, and other specialized nonprofit issues. I also teach online
Are there specific SOLES faculty, staff or administrators you feel have contributed significantly to your success? How have they helped?
Getting to know the faculty at SOLES is really important, and they make it really easy. I have gone to office hours for many professors that are within my concentration and they have given me lots of great advice on what I need to be doing now to prepare for my future. My advisor and other faculty members have guided me with course selections, encouraged me to attend conferences, and have provided unique opportunities that I would most likely have not received at a different university.