About Madam Ambition

Let each morning be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday. Man’s merit lieth in service and virtue and not in the pageantry of wealth and riches…. Guard against idleness and sloth, and cling unto that which profiteth mankind, whether young or old, whether high or low….Baha’u’llah

Strain every nerve to acquire both inner and outer perfections, for the fruit of the human tree hath ever been and will ever be perfections both within and without. It is not desirable that a man be left without knowledge or skills, for he is then but a barren tree. Then, so much as capacity and capability allow, ye needs must deck the tree of being with fruits such as knowledge, wisdom, spiritual perception and eloquent speech.–  Baha’u’llah

Selena Trotter, born to two working-class parents in the Pacific Northwest, came from a typical American family. She spent her early years moving around while her parents tried to settle themselves in their own careers. Seeing a desire for excellence from both her parents and those in her close family, she too wanted her life to be productive, worthy, and of use to society. 

Selena graduated from high school in Minnesota in 2004, and Majored in East Asian Studies and Economics at Smith College, graduating in 2008. She attended USF for graduate school in education. She has worked in schools, newspapers, startups, started her own businesses, non-profits, and volunteered in all sorts of organizations, and is constantly learning about other careers that she could potentially work in.

While college was never the question, there never felt like a clear path forward. The questions have consistently remained since she was 5 years old, what is she going to do with her life? And as she has talked to more and more women, they too wondered what they should do with their life. Women, in all stages of life, are always wondering how to do what needs to be done to work, support their families, and be the most excellent version of themselves. To meet the needs they have emotionally, mentally, and materially, is something that many women are grappling with well into their career life-span, as well as Selena.