Hi Everyone! My name is Janessa "Kimiko" Dugan. (Middle name is preferred - pronouns: she/her)
I am currently transitioning out of the Marine Corps medically. I have served just over nine years and have a writing, photography, videography and graphic design background. I was in public affairs for a few years before working at combat camera and now COMMSTRAT, which is the new specialty created by merging the two former fields.
In addition to COMMSTRAT, I have also served as a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate for about five years and counting. One desired career route I am looking into is serving as a SAPR Response Coordinator at an installation.
My dream is to work in the film industry. I have strong writing skills and have been creating content within the Marine Corps for almost the entirety of my career, save for the training periods.
I currently have a secret clearance that is set to expire next year - open to renewing if a job opportunity provides.
I am halfway to a BFA: Writing for Motion Pictures and Television at Academy of Art University and am currently looking into transferring to UCLA for a similar degree.
I am open to a wide variety of employment fields at this time. While something in creative arts is preferred, I have a pretty broad skillset and am a seriously fast learner. Highly adaptable.
My husband and I were dual-enlisted for about five-and-a-half years, so we know the meaning of flexibility, challenge, and work-life balance.
I look forward to connecting and if you have any questions for me or would like to know more about employment opportunities I might be able to help with, please do not hesitate to contact me! #jobsearch #hiringnews #militarytransition #SAPR #contentcreator
#militarytransition After a career in the military and working as a defense contractor, I am wanting to transition into a leadership position with a civilian company. I'm struggling to make the case that my leadership skills are as solid as anyone's who didn't spend their career in the military. How to best sell my experience?