From Public Health to Marketing Tech Operations, this Exec Made Sense of the Moment

When Jen Reid landed her dream job in public health in 2014, she didn’t expect to be courted by a social marketing agency, thus altering the direction of her career.

Reid, 35, enjoyed social marketing as a graduate student at the University of Delaware, but never expected to pursue it as a career. She entered the healthcare industry as planned after graduation. Today, she is the operations manager for marketing and technology firm Tapp Network.

How did this Lewes-based, remote-working executive get to where she is? I spoke to Reid about her career trajectory, moving from healthcare to marketing technology, academic hurdles and trusting the path for our How I Got Here series. Here’s what she said, edited for length and clarity: