Samara Rasmussen, EdD, PMP, PMI-ACP (Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California) is a full-time project manager for the State of Colorado. She holds the PMP and PMI-ACP credentials from PMI. After having worked in higher education for the early part of her career, she realized her skills and expertise in project management and changed her career path. She also teaches psychology and dissertation/academic writing. Coaching and mentoring new professionals in project management keeps her collaborating and growing her project management and teaching practice.