Renae’s main concerns, in her words:
Took my time to get into college, graduated undergrads in graphic design in 2013. Got pregnant. Took any work possible. Landed a decent 30k salary/benefits job that I enjoy. Earned $7,800 additional in raises over 2 years. Went to grad school for nerdy tech/engineer stuff, and now have an offer for a role that would be 20k difference from my current rate.