Segen Tekle rejoined the Circuit Media team Sept. 16 as a communications specialist and project manager. Segen graduated Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, double minoring in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise and American Ethnic Studies. Segen is a return employee for CM, previously serving as a high school intern and then joining the team full-time before leaving the state to pursue her undergraduate degree in NC.
Of her new role at CM, Segen said she is excited to be able to work in an environment with a rich variety of professional activities and varying roles to encourage her own growth as a project manager. She is poised to serve on several CM contracts.
“When I first started as an intern in my senior year of high school, I think CM only had a handful of employees,” said Segen, “and I love to see when women have really successful endeavors.” She expressed her excitement to return to a growing company with more than 50 employees including contractors and several corporate office teams.
Previously working as a youth specialist and connection point to provide preventative resources for youth mental health issues and substance abuse, Segen’s time at the Aurora Mental Health Center solidified the passion she already had working with youth. She also served as an Equity and Inclusion Council Member for AUMHC, gaining experience in advocacy work and proposal development.
“I really feel like I’ve come full circle because exploring different mediums of storytelling is something I really want to do professionally,” she said, highlighting the difficult decision to make the career move in the midst of uncertain times.
A Denver native, Segen is rediscovering her love of Colorado’s mild climate since she moved back to the state and said her parents still live in Montbello. In her spare time, she enjoys all things artistic – photography, painting, videography and visual storytelling. Segen is proficient in Spanish and regularly volunteers with community-based organizations and youth programs in the state.
Welcome back, Segen – we’re so excited to have you on the team again!