I’m excited to be part of the Hire a Mentor team. I’ve spent the better part of the last 8 years pondering the very questions I posed earlier. In 2009, I graduated from college with a degree in political science. I never thought about what I would do with it—or want to do—if I did not pursue my dream of going to law school. And then the financial (and job) market crashed—and it seemed impossible to fathom taking out six-figures of student loan debt to attend law school. So, what’s a political science major without a backup plan to do?