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If You Don’t Build Tech Skills Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later with Laura Berrocal (Ep. 20)

If You Don’t Build Tech Skills Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later with Laura Berrocal (Ep. 20)

Ms. Laura Berrocal has a decade of experience working in strategic alliance and partnership building at both the national and local level. She currently serves as Director of External Affairs at CTIA, where she manages the association’s grassroots, grasstops and third party relationships and develops communications strategies to educate communities about CTIA’s work across the wireless and tech sector. Prior to CTIA, she served as Vice President of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs for…

How to Break into a Cybersecurity Career as Quickly as Possible with Alex Kreilein (Ep. 19)

How to Break into a Cybersecurity Career as Quickly as Possible with Alex Kreilein (Ep. 19)

Alex Kreilein is the Managing Partner of SecureSet and over the cybersecurity Accelerator. He engages corporate C-Suites officers, tech luminaries, security researchers, hackers, and academics to develop and implement strategies kickstarting cybersecurity startups. He co-manages a fund associated with the accelerator to brings enormous value to early-stage startups through a focused product development, customer acquisition, and investor engagement strategies. Previously, Alex was a…

How to Avoid Getting Pigeon-holed in Your Career with Jorge Schement (Ep.16)

How to Avoid Getting Pigeon-holed in Your Career with Jorge Schement (Ep.16)

Jorge Reina Schement became Rutgers Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion on July 1, 2013. Previously he was Dean of the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University from 2008 to 2013. He is also Professor II in the Bloustein School of Public Policy, and in the Department of Latino-Hispanic Caribbean Studies. A Ph.D. from the Institute for Communication Research at Stanford University, and M.S. from the School of Commerce at the University of Illinois,…

The Best Way to Help Kids Love Math with Laura Overdeck (Ep. 15)

The Best Way to Help Kids Love Math with Laura Overdeck (Ep. 15)

Laura Bilodeau Overdeck is founder and president of Bedtime Math Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives, as beloved as the bedtime story. Bedtime Math offers a playful math problem daily for free, which engages both parents and kids while putting math on equal footing with literacy. In its first few months of existence, Bedtime Math increased its regular following from 30 families to well over 20,000, and garnered national press coverage. Laura…

How to reduce imposter syndrome and stereotype threat with Courtney Tanenbaum (Ep. 10)

How to reduce imposter syndrome and stereotype threat with Courtney Tanenbaum (Ep. 10)

Courtney Tanenbaum is a senior researcher and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) marketing and research lead at AIR. She is a graduate of the Institute for Education Leadership’s DC Education Policy Fellowship Program. Since joining AIR in May 2003, she has worked on several research and evaluation studies focused on federal policies and initiatives designed to improve the outcome of disadvantaged students and underrepresented minorities, both in K-12 and higher…

Hear how easily you can inspire students in STEM with Kevin Clark (Ep. 7)

Hear how easily you can inspire students in STEM with Kevin Clark (Ep. 7)

Kevin Clark, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies, and Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Kevin Clark is a full professor in the Learning Technologies Division of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. His research interests include the role of interactive and digital media in education; issues of diversity in…

Leading and Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators with Kimberly Scott (Ep. 1)

Leading and Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators with Kimberly Scott (Ep. 1)

Kimberly Scott is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State. She also serves as Executive Director of CompuGirls, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported initiative to encourage computational thinking and positive self concept among girls in under-resourced school districts. Dr. Scott was recently honored at the White House as a National Champion of Change. During this episode we discussed: Specific…