How to Grow Your Blog into a Consulting Business with Kristal Taylor (Ep. 19)

How to Grow Your Blog into a Consulting Business with Kristal Taylor (Ep. 19)

Kristal Lauren High co-founded and serves as Editor in Chief of Politic365, an online magazine focused on politics and public policy from a multicultural point of view. She also owns and operates a communications and creative engagement company, Digicon Ventures. Prior to launching Politic365, Kristal developed an expertise in broadband adoption among minority, low-income and underserved populations through her work with the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and the…

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…

Learn About the Key Policies that Ensure Everyone Can Use the Internet to Succeed with Michael Scurato (Ep. 12)

Learn About the Key Policies that Ensure Everyone Can Use the Internet to Succeed with Michael Scurato (Ep. 12)

Michael Scurato joined the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s (NHMC) Washington, DC policy team in September 2010 when he was hired as a Law Fellow after being accepted into Georgetown Law’s Post-JD Public Service Fellowship Program. While in law school, he represented the public interest in media and telecommunications law issues at the Institute for Public Representation (IPR), one of Georgetown’s renowned legal clinics, first as a summer research assistant and later as a student in the…

Net Neutrality: What’s Next? with Alan Roth (Ep. 11)

Net Neutrality: What’s Next? with Alan Roth (Ep. 11)

Alan J. Roth is USTelecom’s senior executive vice president, where he serves as deputy to President & CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr. in directing the government affairs mission of the association. Roth, a respected government relations professional and well-known Washington veteran, came to USTelecom from his role as a principal in the government affairs firm of Lent Scrivner & Roth LLC. As a former staff director and chief counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Roth was…

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…

How to be Analytical Without Sacrificing Your Creativity with Casey Rae (Ep.9)

How to be Analytical Without Sacrificing Your Creativity with Casey Rae (Ep.9)

Casey Rae is the Chief Executive Officer of the Future of Music Coalition. He is also a musician, recording engineer, educator and author. Casey regularly speaks on issues such as emerging business models, creators’ rights, technology policy and intellectual property at major conferences, universities and in the media. He has testified before Congress on artist rights and is committed to building bridges across sectors in order to identify possible solutions to common challenges. Casey has…

How Anyone Can Make Money as a Tech Entrepreneur with Jason Llorenz (Ep.8)

How Anyone Can Make Money as a Tech Entrepreneur with Jason Llorenz (Ep.8)

Jason Llorenz is a professor, researcher and advocate with over a decade of federal and state-level policy development, strategic communication, and legal experience. His research interests focus on: • Digital literacy and universal inclusion on the Internet • Telecommunications and Internet policy • Digital and social media in the innovation economy Jason teaches courses in digital communication and policy at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Jason’s …

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…