Interview with Alison Macklin, Director of the Responsible Sex Education Institute at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
JS: How has your career evolved over the years?
AM: My career started as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter. I considered counseling and ended up not liking clinical work. My clients, like her, had never had any sex education. Soon after, I met with Planned Parenthood and discovered their education initiatives. Fast forward a few years and the bulk of my current job involves making others aware of programming at PP.
JS: What’s the hardest part of your job?
AM: The most challenging parts of my work include traveling (since I have 2 youngsters at home). Also, the work of sex education is still taboo even though it’s in our faces all the time.
JS: What advice do you have for emerging professionals on applying to jobs?
AM: Always submit a cover letter even if organization only asks for a resume.