Kudaja Navarrete‘s career trajectory is not what you’d expect. She was a successful retail manager juggling work and school, but she eventually dropped out of college to focus on pursuing upper management.
Ultimately, it was the skills that Kudaja honed as a manager – and not what she acquired in a classroom – that helped land her a dream position as Operations Manager at Detroit Action. Initially, Kudaja was unsure she has the right qualifications for the job, particularly because she didn’t have a college degree.
However, Kudaja‘s years moving up the ranks in retail management meant that she could take in new information quickly, analyze it, and act on it. Her “non-traditional” background meant she had a diverse skillset and fresh perspective that Detroit Action knew it needed.