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SwatWords: Career Panel Discussions

Thurs, Oct 29 2020 (4-6pm EST)

SwatWords: Healthcare, Civil & Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Law, Education, Journalism & Publishing, Finance, Public Health, Economics, Scientific Research, Data Science, Marketing, Government

Healthcare, Civil & Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Law, Education, Journalism & Publishing, Finance, Public Health, Economics, Scientific Research, Data Science, Marketing, Government

WHAT:  WORDS of WISDOM -- Career Exploration and Mentoring Conversations

WHO:  Alumni, Parents + Swarthmore Students = 24 Panel Talks

WHEN: Thursday, October 29 starting 4pm, 5pm & 6pm EST; Multiple time slots: (4-4:45pm, 5-5:45pm, 6-6:45pm)

WHERE:  Zoom

REGISTER on Handshake; Search = "SwatWords"

 

SwatWords Conversations can include advice and guidance on a range of topics including:

  •  Career Paths and Current Industry Trends - experiences, insights and tips to land an offer
  • Choosing Majors and Managing Course Loads - suggested courses? Do majors matter?
  • Career Exploration and Development - How to learn about and prepare for each field    
  • Diversity + Inclusion and Employers - Experiences and advice for moving forward
  • Impact of Covid-19 and Life Beyond College - Managing stress and the new paradigms
Civic & Social Impact

Civic & Social Impact

4-4:45pm
- Andrea Berman '01: Grants Manager for the Grossman Family Foundation
- Alice Handsaker Kidder '63: Retired Economist, Solutions at Work and Clergy and Laity for Affordable Housing
- Twan Claiborne '07: English & Math teacher with concern for Black & Latino male adolescent identity formation
- Ashley Werner '08: Senior Attorney at Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability
5-5:45pm
- Meghan Kelly '18: Harvard Grad School of Education lab studying ethnic-racial identity development
- Amber P Adamson '01: Starfinder-Soccer for Social Change
- Rachel Berger '16: Operations Associate at Juvenile Law Center
- Sean Thackurdeen '12: Program Associate for the Environment at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
6-6:45pm
- Walter P Bass '51: Economist, Strategic Planning Director, MBA Professor, Refugee in WWII
- Marissa Davis '08: Social Entrepreneur, Bridge-Figure, Inclusion Strategist
- Leslie Abbey '90: Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer at Covenant House New York
- Melanie Aron (Parent '05): Congregation Rabbi-Reform-Northern California

 

Data

Data

6-6:45pm
- Thomas A Finholt '83: Dean, School of Information, University of Michigan
- Thad Wengert '91: Principal, Pivot Point Analytics.io
- Marc Rieffel '94: Co-COO at Imperative Execution Inc.
- Todd Gillette '03: Neuroscientist | Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman
- Daniela Kucz '14: IBusiness Development at Palantir Technologies
Economics

Economics

5-5:45pm
- Lisa Sosna '09: Economist at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- John Anderson '03: Senior Economist at World Bank Group
- Jorge A Munoz '84: Practice Manager of Global Land and Geospatial Unit World Bank
Education

Education

4-4:45pm
- Whitney Aragaki '08: Hawaii Department of Education/Social Media Ambassador at Hope Street Group
- Susannah Blair '08: Doctoral Candidate at Columbia University: Art History & Archaeology
- Elizabeth Hang Le '03: Data & Organizational Strategist
5-5:45pm
- Catherine Kelley '14: Analyst at EAB, Research & Analyze Critical Issues in K-12 and Higher Ed
- Kolby Levin '16: Education Reporter for Chalkbeat
- David Pike '85: Literature Professor at American University
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

4-4:45pm
- Ahmet Can (Parent '21): COO at Boomset: Event Software and on-site printing solutions
- Stephen Schwartz '84: CEO at LION: Family business in PPE
- Gil Kemp '72: Founder of Home Decorators Collection (Bought by Home Depot)
6-6:45pm
- Jon Safran '94: CEO at KEH Camera
- Ethan Landis '84: Principal & Founding Partner, Landis Architects/Builders
- Susanna Levin '85: CCO at Bolt Threads
- Kathy Gledhill '80: Owner/Consultant Gledhill Associates LLC
Environmental

Environmental

6-6:45pm
- Justine Albers '17: 1st year PhD student at UCSB studying microbes & biogeochemical cycling in the ocean
- Michael Dennis '93: Senior Advisor, Oak Leaf Alliance at The Nature Conservancy
Federal Government

Federal Government

5-5:45pm
- Petrina Dawson '76: Sr. Cross Border Coordiantion Specialist
- Amy Robertson '83: Civil Rights Education & Enforcement Center
- Nina Thanawala '07: Attorney at FTC
- Patricia Scholz-Cohen '85: Chair, Select Board New Castle, NH
Finance

Finance

4-4:45pm
- Charlie Sussman '05: Managing Director, Head Oil Derivatives Trading at Merrill Lynch
- Amanda Beebe '15: Private Wealth Advisor at AB
- Steve Penrose '66: Retired ExxonMobil Executive, Corporate Finance
Healthcare

Healthcare

5-5:45pm
- Joseph Becker '66: Radiologist
- Adriana Hyams '05: Geropsychologist
- Anne Richards '97: Feline Veterinarian
6-6:45pm
- Alan Berg P'20: Clinical Rheumatologist
- Abraham Morse '88: Medical Director of Aurora US Healthcorp
- Neena Cherayil '11: Neurologist Northwestern University
Healthcare Consulting

Healthcare Consulting

4-4:45pm
- Rosalyn Rivkin '64: Clinical Social Worker
- Emily Anne Jacobstein '07: Senior Manager, Health Industries Advisory at PwC
- Russell D Robbins MD MBA '84: AVP Clinical Informatics & Medical Director at Blue Health Intelligence
Journalism & Publishing

Journalism/Publishing

4-4:45pm
- Ben Fritz '99: West Coast Bureau Chief for US News at Wall Street Journal
- Jason Zengerle '96: New York Times Political Writer
- Emma Otheguy '09: Children's Author Latin-American history & Latinx identity
- Jeffrey Mun '20: Healthcare/Medical Publishing
5-5:45pm
- Karen Oliver '81: Director of Finance & Administration at the Pulitzer Prize Center on Crisis Reporting/International Journalism
- Samantha Panepinto '13: Young Adult Fiction Writer & Writing Teacher
- Matthew Lore '88: Founder & proprietor of The Experiement, a NYC-based publisher
Law

Law

4-4:45pm
- Gina Simms Jenkins '87: U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court - District of MD
- Vera Brown '70: Estate Planning & Administration
- Frank Brown '70: Estate Planning & Administration
- David D. Daggett Parent '23.5: Managing Partner, Daggett Schuler, Attorneys at Law
6-6:45pm
- Sonal Batal '02: Partner at Kennan & Bhatia
- Elisa Kim '04: Investment Funds Attorney for DLA Piper
- Anne Richardson '84: Judge, Superior Court
Marketing

Marketing

6-6:45pm
- Sarah M Wilson '87: Communications Specialist at United Healthcare Workers East
- Wilburn T Boykin Jr. '77: Managing Member-Telecommunications Tech/Energy Wholesaler & Internet Marketing Business Consultant, The CB Group
- Eugene Prymak '13: Sales Engineer at Powerhouse Equipment
Public Health

Public Health

5-5:45pm
- Mego Lien '06: Suicide Prevention Manager, Behavioral Health Services Department at the Santa Clara Health System
- Ayanna Johnson '09: Public Health Advisor, US Dept. of Health and Human Services
- David F Keeky, M.D. '72: Physician Epidemiologist/Public Health Policy Educator
- Alison Yager '95: Deputy Executivce Director at Florida Health Justice Project
Scientific Research

Scientific Research

5-5:45pm
- Robert Kushman '71: Retired Oak Ridge National Laboratory Staff Member, freshwater biology & directed a global-change data center
- Dakota Pekerti '16: Energy Analytics, Engineer at Geli
- Joseph Piatt '75: Professor of Neurological Surgery & Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University
- Christina Labows '18: Research Coordinator at the Center for Injury Research & Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
6-6:45pm
- Dr. Bill Stell '61: Retina & Myopia Research Scientist
- David Kaufman '94: Head of Translational Development at the Gates Medical Research Institute
- Kate Derosier '14: Neuroscience Graduate Student at UCSF
Technology

Technology

4-4:45pm
- Cori Lathan '88: Board Chair & CEO of AnthroTronix
- Lanie Schlessinger '16: Product Manager at Start-up Rockets of Awesome
- Anna Jensen '17: Flipboard Software Engineer
- Tom Harris '83/84: ECI Telecom Process Engineer