Director, LGBTQ Resource Center, Penn State University
Topic: Companies seek candidates with cultural awareness and fluency
Brian is the Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at Penn State University, where his role is broken down into three main objectives: education, outreach, and support. Whether running educational workshops, providing resources to students or
faculty, or developing new policy to meet the community's challenges, Brian is working tirelessly to ensure that everyone at Penn State has a place to learn, grow, and become part of the change.
Counseling and Human Services (Bachelor), College Student Affairs (Masters)
City: State College
Senior Business Analyst, Optum / UnitedHealth Group
Topic: Be understanding and compassionate for others' speaking style
Aya is a Senior Business Analyst with Optum / UnitedHealth Group. Her main responsibility is to act as a liaison between the customer front end and the technology backend. Aya takes requests from her clientele and works with her team to make sure the
changes or enhancements can be implemented.
Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor), Biomedical Engineering (Masters)
City: Basking Ridge
State: New Jersey
Physician and Cardiologist Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute
Topic: Understand cultures to know how they handle medical information
Sneha is a Physician and a Cardiologist Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. With an undergraduate degree from Pomona College and her medical degree from the University of Texas, Sneha found her way up to the Cleveland Clinic
where she focuses on cardiovascular imaging; using imaging techniques such as MRI and echo in conjunction with the standard medicine regimens.
English (Bachelor), Public Policy (Masters)
City: Los Angeles
Instructional Coach, Orange County Public Schools
Topic: The importance of knowing where your students come from
Mike is an Instructional Coach with Orange County Public Schools. Based out of Orlando, Florida, Mike is responsible for helping teachers find way to improve their strategies either as a whole or for acute needs or specific children. When not
observing or counseling with a teacher, Mike can be found leading bi-weekly learning workshops, moderating monthly feedback forums for all teachers, and even helping kids safely get off buses and out of cars at 8:15 AM.
Economics (Bachelor), Teaching (Masters)
Photographer, Filmmaker, and Activist; Self-employed
Topic: Being informed is the most important quality in a candidate
JD is a self-employed Photographer, Filmmaker, and Activist in the Orlando, FL area. On any given day JD could be shooting photo or video at a rally (such as March for Our Lives), filming court-side action at Orlando Magic home games, or teaching
videography classes at his alma mater, Rollins College. JD's advice to interested students is to never stop learning and to "find your group". Almost every organization or cultural group has media needs, so why not you?
Critical Media and Cultural Studies (Bachelor)
Associate Director, Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, Rollins College
Topic: Empathy for other cultures is a skill employers look for
Bailey is the Associate Director of the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at Rollins College. Based out of Winter Park, Florida, Bailey's main responsibility is to direct the Bonner's Leader Program, an initiative that sends a
group of 40 Rollins students out to different nonprofits in high-impact arenas, from education and the environment to hunger to homelessness. Bailey's best piece of advice to interested students is to get involved with as many organizations as
possible while in school and to build your network as widespread as possible.
International Relations (Bachelor), Political Science (Masters)
City: Winter Park