The opportunities available to students who graduate with a Liberal Arts degree are endless, and since graduating from Newcomb in 2007, my career path has been the epitome of that fact - almost to a comical extent!
While at Tulane my focus was in Women’s Studies, a subject matter I still find endlessly fascinating, but upon graduating I was fueled by my love of food to apply for a job at The Food Network. My career there allowed me to attend cooking school at night and receive a degree in Culinary Arts. I grew at Scripps Networks Interactive (The Food Network’s parent company) and then progressed to Viacom where I tapped into my creative thinking that had been nurtured at Tulane and created digital content. After moving to Charlotte with my husband, I took the change of scenery as an opportunity to launch my own business in a new field – beauty. Pistol Polish is a vegan, D5-free, American made nail polish line. Last year, I ventured in the beauty space once again with the creation of my latest product, Style Saver. I’ve recently licensed Style Saver thanks to a business introduction made by my Tulane classmate!
My Liberal Arts degree gave me the varied experience needed to be successful, both with big brands and independently. Some may say that a very specific focus is a faster path to clear accomplishments, but I am so thankful for my varied interests, skills, and the school that helped me nurture and refine them. Without Newcomb, I would never have had the skills to challenge myself in so many different ways. I’m thankful for my education, but even more thankful for the life-long friendships I made while at Tulane. The support of my girlfriends is the true fire that ignites my entrepreneurial spirit!