Hello, I’m Ann! I immigrated to Minnesota at 6 months old and have never left since. I enjoy traveling every chance I get, but I love flying home to good ol’ MSP. Growing up sensitive to the cultural nuances of being so rooted in Vietnamese culture while navigating American Culture is very much threaded into who I am. In fact, it feed my thirst for travel, seeing, hearing and tasting places foreign to me.
The level of hard work and dreaming it took my family to -start from the bottom and get me here – motivates and informs a lot of how I like to live my life now. I always knew I was passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, and I let that guide my pursuits ever since I started college. Instead of a straight shot career path – my path resembled more like the crazy straw we liked to drink out of as a kid. With my heart for service and passion for growth in myself and others – I endeavored a few job titles, all without missing the heart beat of what I’m about.
I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota intent to become either a counselor or a teacher. I went straight into teaching preschool in both a non-profit setting as well as a Montessori setting. When I began to feel like I was still working below my potential, I went on to complete my Masters in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University in pursuit of the other interest of mine.
For the last three years, as a career counselor, I have been committed to challenging university students to soul search as they choose areas of study and make early career decisions that propel them into the world. Previously a preschool teacher, I bring creativity, eagerness for development, and natural gift of teaching to my position as a career counselor. I view my work with individuals as counseling, teaching, and coaching, all in one.
As a Get That Job Specialist, I’m eager to get to you know you and learn of how I can support you best in landing that dream job! Whether you know exactly what job you want, or have an idea of what it looks like, we’ll lay out action steps to pursue your goals.