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TEAM MEMBER, HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN: Working For Equal Rights

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Jess is a Team Member of the Human Rights Campaign, is a political action committee dedicated to LGBT rights. She majored in English and Theater, which gave her the communication skills necessarily for a career in education and activism.

Degree: English Language and Literature - Theater
Job Title: Team Member
Employer: Human Rights Campaign

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='13120'>do</span> <span m='13280'>that</span> <span m='13560'>by</span> <span m='13690'>lobbying</span> <span m='14190'>our</span> <span m='14300'>elected</span> <span m='14690'>officials</span> <span m='15370'>that</span> <span m='15800'>we</span> <span m='16100'>the</span> <span m='16230'>people</span> <span m='16850'>elect</span> <span m='17310'>into</span> <span m='17440'>office</span> <span m='17910'>on</span> <span m='18030'>the</span> <span m='18120'>federal,</span> <span m='19050'>state,</span> <span m='19410'>and</span> <span m='19530'>local</span> <span m='19940'>levels.</span> </p><p><span m='20420'>So</span> <span m='21100'>a</span> <span m='21200'>lot</span> <span m='21400'>of</span> <span m='21460'>the</span> <span m='21550'>work</span> <span m='21740'>we</span> <span m='21870'>do</span> <span m='22030'>here</span> <span m='22580'>is</span> <span m='22930'>groundwork</span> <span m='23660'>for</span> <span m='24570'>marriage</span> <span m='24920'>equality,</span> <span m='25980'>for</span> <span m='26110'>housing</span> <span m='26490'>inequality,</span> <span m='27080'>so</span> <span m='27240'>that</span> <span m='27380'>way</span> <span m='27510'>people</span> <span m='27890'>cannot</span> <span m='28270'>be</span> <span m='28370'>denied</span> <span m='28810'>housing</span> <span m='29560'>due</span> <span m='29650'>to</span> <span m='29740'>their</span> <span m='29890'>sexual</span> <span m='30290'>orientation.</span> <span m='30980'>And</span> <span m='31065'>then</span> <span m='31150'>also</span> <span m='31800'>we're</span> <span m='32130'>trying</span> <span m='32390'>to</span> <span m='32460'>work</span> <span m='32659'>so</span> <span m='32759'>that</span> <span m='32930'>people</span> <span m='33280'>don't</span> <span m='33560'>get</span> <span m='33770'>fired</span> <span m='34110'>from</span> <span m='34280'>their</span> <span m='34430'>job</span> <span m='34830'>from</span> <span m='34990'>being</span> <span m='35230'>gay.</span> <span m='35510'>Because</span> <span m='36050'>in</span> <span m='36460'>a</span> <span m='36510'>lot</span> <span m='36730'>of</span> <span m='36880'>the</span> <span m='37020'>states,</span> <span m='37160'>you</span> <span m='37300'>can</span> <span m='37480'>still</span> <span m='37700'>be</span> <span m='37840'>fired</span> <span m='38320'>because</span> <span m='38680'>of</span> <span m='38755'>your</span> <span m='38830'>sexual</span> <span m='39150'>orientation.</span> <span m='39810'>So</span> <span m='40310'>we</span> <span m='40700'>here</span> <span m='41010'>are</span> <span m='41070'>selling</span> <span m='41830'>beautiful</span> <span m='42400'>t-shirts,</span> <span m='43072'>and</span> <span m='43410'>hats,</span> <span m='43990'>and</span> <span m='44100'>all</span> <span m='44680'>sorts</span> <span m='45030'>of</span> <span m='45480'>fun</span> <span m='45980'>knick-knacks</span> <span m='46690'>to</span> <span m='46890'>kind</span> <span m='47180'>of</span> <span m='47290'>raise</span> <span m='47520'>awareness</span> <span m='48410'>and</span> <span m='48580'>money</span> <span m='49270'>for</span> <span m='49480'>the</span> <span m='49630'>organization</span> <span m='50510'>so</span> <span m='50720'>that</span> <span m='50845'>we</span> <span m='50970'>can</span> <span m='51160'>fight</span> <span m='51470'>for</span> <span m='51630'>your</span> <span m='51900'>rights</span> <span m='52250'>as</span> <span m='52430'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='53640'>So</span> <span m='54010'>I</span> <span m='54180'>got</span> <span m='54470'>here--</span> <span m='55420'>aah--</span> <span m='55920'>so</span> <span m='56420'>I</span> <span m='56790'>got</span> <span m='57040'>here</span> <span m='57350'>because</span> <span m='57930'>I--</span> <span m='58410'>well,</span> <span m='58670'>I'm</span> <span m='58750'>a</span> <span m='58830'>Midwest</span> <span m='59430'>girl.</span> <span m='59760'>I'm</span> <span m='60340'>born</span> <span m='60580'>and</span> <span m='60680'>raised</span> <span m='61070'>in</span> <span m='61210'>Ohio.</span> <span m='62000'>So</span> <span m='62320'>I've</span> <span m='62570'>always</span> <span m='62980'>kind</span> <span m='63230'>of</span> <span m='63780'>dreamed</span> <span m='64170'>about</span> <span m='64550'>living</span> <span m='64870'>in</span> <span m='64989'>California,</span> <span m='66070'>the</span> <span m='66210'>big</span> <span m='66830'>West</span> <span m='67410'>Coast.</span> <span m='67840'>So</span> <span m='68350'>I</span> <span m='68510'>finally</span> <span m='69070'>made</span> <span m='69320'>it</span> <span m='69410'>here</span> <span m='69610'>after</span> <span m='69900'>saving</span> <span m='70390'>lots</span> <span m='70700'>of</span> <span m='70820'>money</span> <span m='71240'>up,</span> <span m='71880'>after</span> <span m='72410'>graduating</span> <span m='73140'>from</span> <span m='73330'>college.</span> <span m='73980'>I</span> <span m='74010'>went</span> <span m='74240'>to</span> <span m='74350'>a</span> <span m='74430'>four-year</span> <span m='74740'>university</span> <span m='75990'>in</span> <span m='76220'>Ohio</span> <span m='76880'>called</span> <span m='77210'>Ohio</span> <span m='77470'>University.</span> <span m='78140'>It's</span> <span m='78290'>located</span> <span m='78710'>in</span> <span m='79470'>the</span> <span m='79590'>beautiful</span> <span m='80090'>Hocking</span> <span m='80450'>Hills</span> <span m='80830'>of</span> <span m='80930'>Athens,</span> <span m='81430'>Ohio.</span> </p><p><span m='82420'>And</span> <span m='82760'>I</span> <span m='82890'>studied</span> <span m='83360'>English</span> <span m='83770'>and</span> <span m='83930'>theater</span> <span m='84250'>there.</span> <span m='85020'>And</span> <span m='85300'>so</span> <span m='85500'>that</span> <span m='85720'>gave</span> <span m='85880'>me</span> <span m='85965'>a</span> <span m='86050'>really</span> <span m='86310'>diverse</span> <span m='86730'>background</span> <span m='87370'>and</span> <span m='87480'>my</span> <span m='87600'>creativity.</span> <span m='88890'>And</span> <span m='89040'>then</span> <span m='89210'>also</span> <span m='89700'>with</span> <span m='90250'>literature</span> <span m='90870'>and</span> <span m='90980'>being</span> <span m='91270'>able</span> <span m='91530'>to</span> <span m='91680'>decipher</span> <span m='92810'>and</span> <span m='93870'>analyze</span> <span m='94420'>different</span> <span m='94800'>text.</span> <span m='95570'>So</span> <span m='95770'>because</span> <span m='96160'>of</span> <span m='96250'>that,</span> <span m='96500'>my</span> <span m='96780'>skill</span> <span m='97060'>set</span> <span m='97240'>has</span> <span m='97790'>made</span> <span m='98030'>me</span> <span m='98980'>really</span> <span m='99770'>widely</span> <span m='100310'>available</span> <span m='100870'>for</span> <span m='101100'>many</span> <span m='101540'>different</span> <span m='102030'>job</span> <span m='102330'>markets.</span> </p><p><span m='103370'>I've</span> <span m='103570'>held</span> <span m='103800'>jobs</span> <span m='104330'>in</span> <span m='105190'>the</span> <span m='105260'>service</span> <span m='105660'>industry,</span> <span m='106320'>as</span> <span m='106440'>well</span> <span m='106660'>as</span> <span m='106790'>child</span> <span m='107250'>care.</span> <span m='108020'>And</span> <span m='108230'>then</span> <span m='108630'>even</span> <span m='109320'>canvassing</span> <span m='110000'>and</span> <span m='110140'>talking</span> <span m='110960'>to</span> <span m='111180'>people</span> <span m='111320'>on</span> <span m='111480'>the</span> <span m='111590'>street.</span> <span m='112410'>And</span> <span m='112600'>here</span> <span m='112930'>specifically,</span> <span m='113630'>it's</span> <span m='113800'>great</span> <span m='113990'>because</span> <span m='114250'>I</span> <span m='114380'>get</span> <span m='114580'>to</span> <span m='114690'>talk</span> <span m='114970'>to</span> <span m='115080'>so</span> <span m='115290'>many</span> <span m='115540'>different</span> <span m='115910'>people.</span> <span m='116620'>I'm</span> <span m='116820'>well-versed</span> <span m='117550'>I</span> <span m='117640'>feel</span> <span m='117900'>like</span> <span m='118200'>in</span> <span m='118390'>my</span> <span m='119250'>language</span> <span m='119970'>and</span> <span m='120070'>in</span> <span m='120370'>what</span> <span m='120540'>I've</span> <span m='120690'>read</span> <span m='120980'>because</span> <span m='121480'>of</span> <span m='121570'>my</span> <span m='121660'>education</span> <span m='122740'>that</span> <span m='122910'>I</span> <span m='123020'>can</span> <span m='123490'>talk</span> <span m='123910'>to</span> <span m='124680'>travelers</span> <span m='125410'>and</span> <span m='125560'>people</span> <span m='126150'>from</span> <span m='126700'>all</span> <span m='126940'>over</span> <span m='127120'>the</span> <span m='127230'>world</span> <span m='127750'>and</span> <span m='127860'>have</span> <span m='128050'>a</span> <span m='128110'>really</span> <span m='128430'>good</span> <span m='129370'>conversation</span> <span m='130110'>with</span> <span m='130289'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='131310'>So</span> <span m='131650'>I</span> <span m='131780'>got</span> <span m='132080'>this</span> <span m='132430'>job</span> <span m='132760'>because</span> <span m='134720'>I</span> <span m='134810'>was</span> <span m='134950'>outside.</span> <span m='135690'>I</span> <span m='135730'>was</span> <span m='135880'>so</span> <span m='136150'>moved</span> <span m='136840'>by</span> <span m='137010'>Harvey</span> <span m='137590'>and</span> <span m='138060'>his</span> <span m='138340'>camera</span> <span m='138720'>store</span> <span m='139110'>that</span> <span m='139300'>I</span> <span m='139380'>was</span> <span m='139560'>actually--</span> <span m='140870'>I</span> <span m='140920'>was</span> <span m='140970'>actually</span> <span m='141350'>crying</span> <span m='141980'>outside.</span> <span m='143020'>And</span> <span m='143150'>I</span> <span m='143310'>came</span> <span m='143630'>in</span> <span m='143990'>and</span> <span m='144260'>was</span> <span m='144720'>just</span> <span m='144980'>very</span> <span m='145330'>overwhelmed</span> <span m='146030'>by</span> <span m='146170'>the</span> <span m='146310'>spirit.</span> <span m='147110'>And</span> <span m='147600'>I</span> <span m='147740'>started</span> <span m='148160'>talking</span> <span m='148630'>to</span> <span m='148760'>the</span> <span m='148860'>manager.</span> <span m='149450'>And</span> <span m='150150'>he</span> <span m='150270'>told</span> <span m='150480'>me</span> <span m='150580'>to</span> <span m='150660'>come</span> <span m='150880'>by</span> <span m='151110'>with</span> <span m='151270'>a</span> <span m='151330'>resume</span> <span m='151750'>the</span> <span m='151870'>next</span> <span m='152180'>day.</span> <span m='152490'>And</span> <span m='153160'>the</span> <span m='153480'>rest</span> <span m='153740'>is</span> <span m='153890'>history.</span> </p><p><span m='155000'>Well,</span> <span m='155290'>my</span> <span m='155520'>advice</span> <span m='156210'>to</span> <span m='156350'>you,</span> <span m='157350'>or</span> <span m='157545'>to</span> <span m='157740'>my</span> <span m='157910'>younger</span> <span m='158260'>self,</span> <span m='158770'>would</span> <span m='158910'>be</span> <span m='159780'>to</span> <span m='159980'>breathe.</span> <span m='161760'>Take</span> <span m='162010'>the</span> <span m='162140'>time,</span> <span m='162950'>you're</span> <span m='163220'>young,</span> <span m='164800'>figure</span> <span m='165170'>out</span> <span m='165260'>what</span> <span m='165400'>you</span> <span m='165520'>want</span> <span m='165680'>to</span> <span m='165760'>do</span> <span m='166850'>and</span> <span m='167070'>go</span> <span m='167250'>with</span> <span m='167490'>it.</span> <span m='168120'>Do</span> <span m='168260'>not</span> <span m='168540'>let</span> <span m='168720'>anyone</span> <span m='169160'>stop</span> <span m='169560'>you</span> <span m='169760'>from</span> <span m='170010'>your</span> <span m='170190'>dreams</span> <span m='170780'>because</span> <span m='171250'>you</span> <span m='172050'>are</span> <span m='172070'>the</span> <span m='172200'>only</span> <span m='172400'>person</span> <span m='172750'>that</span> <span m='172800'>can</span> <span m='172970'>make</span> <span m='173150'>them</span> <span m='173310'>a</span> <span m='173380'>reality.</span> </p><p><span m='174570'>I</span> <span m='174590'>never</span> <span m='175010'>thought</span> <span m='175410'>in</span> <span m='175530'>a</span> <span m='175580'>million</span> <span m='175930'>years</span> <span m='176220'>I</span> <span m='176280'>would</span> <span m='176440'>make</span> <span m='176620'>it</span> <span m='176710'>out</span> <span m='176880'>to</span> <span m='176970'>California.</span> <span m='177670'>But</span> <span m='177780'>here</span> <span m='178000'>I</span> <span m='178100'>am.</span> <span m='178590'>Just</span> <span m='178830'>keep</span> <span m='179090'>going.</span> <span m='180310'>Keep</span> <span m='180670'>trying</span> <span m='181270'>and</span> <span m='181480'>just</span> <span m='181680'>always,</span> <span m='182240'>always</span> <span m='182650'>believe</span> <span m='182970'>in</span> <span m='183060'>yourself.</span> </p><p><span m='183690'>I</span> <span m='183770'>wish</span> <span m='184080'>I</span> <span m='184420'>had</span> <span m='184960'>known</span> <span m='185350'>that</span> <span m='185760'>I</span> <span m='186070'>was</span> <span m='186320'>capable</span> <span m='186800'>of</span> <span m='186890'>a</span> <span m='186950'>lot</span> <span m='187190'>more</span> <span m='187710'>in</span> <span m='187800'>high</span> <span m='187990'>school.</span> <span m='188750'>Having</span> <span m='190120'>all</span> <span m='190330'>the</span> <span m='190420'>knowledge</span> <span m='190750'>I</span> <span m='190810'>have</span> <span m='191100'>now,</span> <span m='191530'>I</span> <span m='191670'>wish</span> <span m='192010'>I</span> <span m='192070'>would</span> <span m='192295'>have</span> <span m='192520'>known</span> <span m='193100'>that</span> <span m='193600'>it</span> <span m='193860'>does</span> <span m='194150'>get</span> <span m='194370'>better</span> <span m='194960'>and</span> <span m='195240'>that</span> <span m='196300'>one</span> <span m='196540'>day</span> <span m='196870'>you</span> <span m='197020'>will</span> <span m='197320'>be</span> <span m='197540'>around</span> <span m='197800'>like-minded</span> <span m='198410'>people</span> <span m='198820'>and</span> <span m='198900'>one</span> <span m='199100'>day</span> <span m='199260'>you</span> <span m='199490'>will</span> <span m='200400'>be</span> <span m='201260'>surrounded</span> <span m='201570'>in</span> <span m='201740'>a</span> <span m='201860'>community</span> <span m='202320'>of</span> <span m='202400'>people</span> <span m='202780'>you</span> <span m='202950'>love</span> <span m='203270'>and</span> <span m='203440'>trust</span> <span m='203970'>and</span> <span m='204190'>can</span> <span m='204580'>be</span> <span m='205170'>free</span> <span m='205370'>thinking</span> <span m='205830'>around.</span> </p><p><span m='207410'>I,</span> <span m='208000'>in</span> <span m='208230'>order</span> <span m='208490'>to</span> <span m='208640'>get</span> <span m='208800'>into</span> <span m='209270'>nonprofit</span> <span m='209980'>work,</span> <span m='210460'>started</span> <span m='210960'>at</span> <span m='211070'>a</span> <span m='211140'>young</span> <span m='211420'>age</span> <span m='211830'>just</span> <span m='212130'>volunteering</span> <span m='213530'>local,</span> <span m='214710'>after</span> <span m='215000'>school</span> <span m='215290'>programs.</span> <span m='216070'>And</span> <span m='216180'>then</span> <span m='216360'>even</span> <span m='216660'>in</span> <span m='216780'>college,</span> <span m='217330'>just</span> <span m='217950'>in</span> <span m='218000'>the</span> <span m='218120'>local</span> <span m='218410'>community.</span> <span m='219250'>So</span> <span m='219540'>I</span> <span m='219705'>would</span> <span m='219870'>say</span> <span m='220070'>just</span> <span m='220300'>get</span> <span m='220430'>out</span> <span m='220640'>and</span> <span m='220770'>volunteer</span> <span m='221820'>and</span> <span m='221940'>find</span> <span m='222115'>what</span> <span m='222290'>you</span> <span m='222470'>love</span> <span m='222880'>and</span> <span m='223370'>really</span> <span m='223640'>go</span> <span m='223840'>for</span> <span m='224070'>that.</span> 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