How did you get involved in print?
I was just someone who was looking for a job through a temp agency and was given a position as a machine operator and here I am 10 years later still in the industry and still enjoying what I do.
What advice would you share for young women considering or starting a career in print?
Go for it. Every day it seems like you’re learning something new, whether it be in your own department or someone else’s. There’s so much room for growth.
How have mentors helped your personal and career development?
They’ve helped developed strengths I didn’t even know I had and challenged me to build up my confidence and problem-solving skills.
What is your favorite part of the print industry?
Speaking for the position that I’m currently in, I’d say the best part is training someone new. Training them lets me build up their confidence and to show them that our work can be fun. When I first started, I was so involved in what I was doing, because I got to see how different types of mail were being handled and I thought it was cool to know how I was getting it.