Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington held a career speaker series during the spring this year, with hundreds of students joining the Lunch with Leaders program. Volunteer guest speakers brought inspiration to hundreds of students by sharing about their career, work, and education experience. The moderated discussions held via video conference helped students learn about what attitudes and characteristics it takes to succeed and about different career paths and leadership journeys. This week, the Money JAR is sharing an edited version of the interview with professional soccer player Tyler Lussi. Student interviewer Mya Brazile asks about Tyler’s life and path to success. The full video of this interview, including a moderated Q&A session with students who attended the event, is available on the JAORSWWA website.
Tyler Lussi has played as a forward position professional soccer player with Portland Thorns FC since 2017, winning the NWSL Championship. Before starting at the Thorns, Tyler was the captain of Princeton’s winning team and was two-time All American and two-time Ivy League Player of the Year. On top of her great success as an athlete, Tyler co-founded the National College Recruiter Center, providing scholar athletes and parents academic and athletic planning support to improve positive behavior and achieve potential. Tyler is also a Commercial Real Estate Executive, soccer coach, and Team Leader in Bikes for the World.