My current professional interests are in developing strong program evaluation skills. Thus far, I have developed two evaluation plans but have not conducted a full program evaluation for an organization. I would like to take additional classes in program evaluation practice and analysis in order to advance my aptitude in this area.
My career direction is in a state of flux at the moment. Although I have a strong desire to work directly in the public health field, I am finding it difficult to get my foot in the door. At 45, I have decided to stay in higher education and grants administration with the intention of getting my CRA certification in the next 12 months. Once I obtain that and work as a Director for a couple of years I hope to transition to a research university in the Atlanta area.