News icon Scholars Speak Podcast: Dakotah Dugan

In the latest episode of the Scholars Speak podcast, host Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, catches up with Dakotah Dugan, the 2003 Mitchell Scholar from Fryeburg Academy and Psychology–Pre-Med graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

Listen up as Dugan speaks about the importance of understanding one’s transferable skills and building relationships with people as she traces her career path, which includes serving as Development Data Administrator at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Information Technology and Enrollment Manager at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, several roles of progressive responsibility at TD Bank (most recently Head of Product Development Strategy for Credit Card and Unsecured Lending and Integration Lead for Consumer Deposit Products and Payments), and now Senior Director, Compliance Advisory – Deposits at Discover Financial Services.

“Building relationships with people has been the single most important thing I’ve done in my entire career,” Dugan tells Martin. “The relationships and the networking and the connections that I made always took me to that next level.”