Middle and high school girls are invited to meet six area women who are working in great jobs! On October 15, 2016 from 1-3pm, Chesapeake Family will host the event, Girls with Great Jobs, at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis.
Girls will learn from women in a variety of career fields what it takes to get a good-paying job with long-term career opportunities. After a panel discussion with six women, girls will be able to participate in round-table discussions with each of the six panelists.
The jobs discussed will encompass a wide range of post-high school educational levels so girls can explore their options in careers that require certificates, industry-recognized certifications, bachelor’s degrees and beyond. All girls with a willingness to explore their options and work hard are welcome to this event to meet a group of women who are excelling in their chosen non-traditional career fields.
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Girls With Great Jobs Panelists
Lt. Wanda V. Green
Wanda Green is a native of Wye Mills, Maryland, and has lived in Easton since 2009. Wanda has worked for Talbot County since January 1983. She began her career as a correctional officer and three years later became a law enforecment officer. Wanda has been promoted through the ranks of Corporal and Sergeant and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. She is now in charge of operations at the Talbot County Sheriff Office. Her knowledge in the community has led to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles, serving as a volunteer for “Be A Star Foundation,” a community outreach program for underserved youth. She also served as the President for the “Talbot County Kwanzaa Foundation,” providing community outreach in Talbot County, and was recognized for achievements in leadership as Talbot County’s first certified African American Female Law Enforcement Officer. Lt. Green graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School. She attended the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy where she received her certificate in Law Enforcement.
Alyssa Wilson was born and raised in a small suburb outside Chicago, Illinois. She attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to earn her Bachelor’s in Public Relations in 2008. While at college, she was on a Navy ROTC scholarship and received a commission to be a Naval Officer. In 2010 she received her “Wings of Gold” as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and went to Jacksonville, Florida, to fly P-3Cs and P-8As. After four years and two deployments (Africa, Italy and Japan), she moved to Patuxent River, Maryland, to attend the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School. As a test pilot, she flew as many airplanes as possible including the F/A-18F Super Hornet, F-15E Strike Eagle, gliders, sea planes, and the legendary WWII bomber: B-25 Panchito. She now works at VX-20 at NAS Patuxent River as a Test NFO for P-8As and the Navy’s newest unmanned platform, MQ-4C Triton. When she is not “LT Wilson,” she is teaching piano lessons, playing piano for her local church, attending and volunteering for community events, and studying for her master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Eldre Boggs graduated from Virginia Tech and started her career as a kindergarten teacher. As her interest grew in helping her blind students she continued her studies at Johns Hopkins. Boggs is now a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TVI) teaching skills to students who are blind and visually impaired to participate in the general education curriculum as well as the development of skills related to future employment, vocational training or postsecondary education. For a student who is blind or with a visual impairment, these skills include: compensatory skills in communication and listening, Braille, social interaction skills, recreation and leisure skills, visual efficiency skills, use of assistive technology devices, low vision aids, and career education.
She is also certified as an Orientation and Mobility Instructor, to teach people who are blind or visually impaired how to safely move within their environments in school, home, and community. It includes the teaching of the following:
- Spatial and environmental concepts and use of information received by the senses to establish, maintain, or regain orientation and line of travel
- To use the long cane to supplement visual travel skills or as a tool for safely negotiating the environment for students with no available travel vision
- To understand and use remaining vision and distance low vision aids
Amy Stafford, DNP, RN, CMSRN is an Infection Preventionist at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. She began her career as a staff nurse in 2002 in acute care and has experience as a Staff Education Specialist and as a Clinical Specialist. Dr. Stafford also has experience teaching in various nursing programs and is adjunct faculty for University of Maryland University College in their RN to BSN program and Wilmington University in their Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.
She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Salisbury University and Post Master Certificate in Nursing Education and Master of Science in Nursing degree from Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. With an interest in research, she has published and presented research about patients’ perceptions of patient care providers with tattoos and body piercings and quality improvement about pressure ulcer prevention.
Heather Grant is the Web Director of Jefferson Communications, the parent company of Chesapeake Family Magazine. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Baltimore in Publication Design and a Bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire. She has been working for Chesapeake Family in various capacities since 2007 but is curently in charge of the technical aspects of the websites that the company runs for its magazine and other clients. She became interested in graphic design while working at the UNH student newspaper The New Hampshire and went back to school for a masters degree in publication design. It was there, in 1996 when she discovered the web and has been self-taught in code, HTML and content management systems ever since.