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Justine Bateman On Pulling Off A Major Midlife Career Pivot

The former Family Ties stara 48-year-old UCLA junior and computer science majorshares her advice on making your second act count.


Justine is just a hair older than me, and started at an older age than me, but her story is similar to mine going to grad school in the last few years. I don’t regret going to grad school, and hope I can get to do my PhD eventually (time and money are preventing it right now). But it’s so fantastic to read about someone who is part of my generation who rediscovered a way to get involved with a STEM-related career at a later age. Just proves you are never too old to learn! I love this story because I can relate to it so well. Read it! It’s really good. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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