Selena Cozart O’Shaughnessy thought she’d be an educator for life, but had to learn to
forge a new path midcareer—which includes working as a resident services coordinator, and making and selling soap. Photo: Elli Williams

Selena O’Shaughnessy turns obstacles into opportunities

Selena Cozart O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D., is a career learner. But even her extensive education couldn’t save her from losing her job as a public school administrator when the economy tanked in 2008. Now, the Philadelphia native and UVA alumna puts her experience and love of community to work from 9 to 5 as the resident services […]