THE WORKER: Elizabeth Rabaey, 52, Project coordinator
Elizabeth Rabaey, of Austin, Texas, has worked for the same environmental engineering firm for more than 20 years, drafting permit applications and developing spreadsheets. She is eager to leave those numbers behind and jump into marketing; she wants to design visually appealing emails and brochures. "What I was doing is very data-oriented and black and white, and I like colors. I want to tap into that," she says.