Medieval History PhD to Marketing Assistant

From fashion student to history buff to a front-line member of the commercial world (and many roles in-between) - multiple career transitions are common in our day and age and should be expected and prepared for!  Let's check out Dr. Marian Toledo's enlightening journey to her current role in marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 

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