Education & Training

Kathy's Bio


In the many years I have lived around San Diego, I have worked in the non-profit, business and government sectors as a policy and budget analyst, urban and policy planner, political aide, consultant and teacher, even an elected politician.  I have served on numerous boards, committees and commissions.  I have worked with all kinds of interesting, unusual, and creative people. My nature compels me to explore new interests and look for new challenges.

While I do not regret having been a “career nomad”, I did not set out to move through

the world of work in this way.  Had I known myself better, I might have avoided some complicated, unnecessary paths.  I might have more efficiently navigated the world of

work.  But my journey is more like the future than the past.  It is estimated that today’s twenty-somethings will have five or more careers in their lifetimes! It is my unique background that has prepared me to help people of all ages find work that expresses their personalities and passions.  This is my purpose for establishing San Diego Career Launch.

Strong Interest Inventory Certification

GS Consultants

MBTI Certification

Center for Application of Psychological Type

Educational Therapy Training

University of California at San Diego Extension

TESOL (Teaching English as a Second/Other Language)

Oxford Seminars

M.ED., Career Counseling Specialty
University of San Diego 

M.S., Urban and Environmental Planning
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

B.A., History
University of Redlands