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…

How to Build a Political Career on Issues You’re Truly Passionate About with David Goodfriend (Ep. 6)

How to Build a Political Career on Issues You’re Truly Passionate About with David Goodfriend (Ep. 6)

David Goodfriend is Founder and President of Goodfriend Government Affairs, with current and past clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to start-up ventures, to non-profit advocacy organizations in the telecommunications, media, technology, homebuilding, and renewable energy sectors. David served as Deputy Staff Secretary to President William Jefferson Clinton; professional staff member to congressional committees chaired by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY); and…

How to Build 100 Twitter Followers into a Powerhouse Public Affairs Firm with Shana Glickfield (Ep. 5)

How to Build 100 Twitter Followers into a Powerhouse Public Affairs Firm with Shana Glickfield (Ep. 5)

If you are considering or have ever considered starting your own consulting practice in Washington, Shana Glickfield is someone to emulate. Shana is a founding Partner of Beekeeper Group, a DC-based public affairs firm, where she helps a wide array of clients with their communications and advocacy strategies, focusing on websites, social media, and mobile technology for online community building. Prior to launching Beekeeper Group, Shana was the Online Community Director for…

Puerto Rico: Debt to Development with Justin Vélez-Hagan (Ep. 4)

Puerto Rico: Debt to Development with Justin Vélez-Hagan (Ep. 4)

Justin Vélez-Hagan is an economic policy analyst, as well as a policy researcher at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He is also the founder of The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, has served as an adjunct faculty member in economics, and is the author of The Common Sense behind Basic Economics. Previously, Vélez-Hagan worked as an international developer of assisted living facilities. He also founded D.C. Concrete Technologies, which was a frequent guest on HGTV’s Curb…