Career Expo 2020
A virtual professional development event
July 16, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Explore your future! Rainier Scholars Career Expo connects scholars with career professionals in a variety of industries and sectors. You’ll gain invaluable career path insights, job-hunting skills and more, plus tools on navigating workplace dynamics, recession-proofing your job search, and a candid conversation about committing to racial equity in the workplace.
Career Pathway Breakout sessions
Topical Breakout sessions
Closing Plenary – Worktivism: Racial Equity in Practice
Career Pathway Panels
In this interactive session, career professionals will share their insights and experiences on how to break into and succeed in a variety of industries and sectors. Choose from one of six sessions.
Tech Sector: Computer Science and Engineering
Miles Welsh, Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rainier Scholars Alum
Nancy Tran, Software Engineer, Facebook, Rainier Scholars Alum
Lorenzo Boyice, Software Engineer, Google
Amy Phung, Software Engineer, Okara
Steve Hawkins, Mechanical Preconstruction Director, Skanska
Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship
Bisrat Gebre, Salesforce Technical Program Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rainier Scholars Alum and Board member
Jia Yu, Director of Everything, Lieo Design
Archana Gilravi, VP Partnerships, Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
Nikko Maher, Business Coordinator, GreenRubino
Mary Cadera, Chief of Staff, Vulcan Inc
BJ Bell, Director, Performance Measurement and Attribution, BlackRock
Careers in Health
Thi Doan, student, UW School of Medicine, Rainier Scholars Alum
Pari Abdolhosseini, student, UW School of Medicine, Rainier Scholars Alum
Anjali Kumar, Director, Clinical Education – Surgery, WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Lee Hicks, Project Manager, Global Health Programs, PATH
Liszet Bigelow, Community Health Educator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Science and Environmental Impact
Jasmine Beverly, Associate, Cascadia Consulting Group, Rainier Scholars Alum
Heather Price, Professor and Climate Justice Educator, North Seattle College
Claudia Moreno, Assistant Professor, UW Physiology and Biophysics
Isaiah Bolden, Graduate Student, UW Chemical Oceanography
Ricky Padilla-Del Vall, Graduate Student, UW Molecular and Cellular Biology
Law and Public Service
Thaddaeus Gregory, Attorney, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S., Rainier Scholars alumnus
Alan Zeng, Consultant, Redeemer Community Partnership, Rainier Scholars Alum
Jessica Velasquez, Social Services Professional, King County
Sarah Perez, Partner, Gubb & Barshay
Michelle Domingo, Manager- Office of Equity & Economic Inclusion, Seattle Department of Transportation
Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Design
Brandon Hoang, Dean of Students, Rainier Scholars, Rainier Scholars Alum
Rayna Mathis, Assistant Educator for Teen Programs, Seattle Art Museum
Michelle Linden, Owner/Principal Architect, Atelier Drome
Enjoli Izidor, Freelance Graphic Designer, Enjoli Izidor Design
From resume and financial planning to career brainstorming, choose from one of four skill-building sessions to help you on your career path.
How to Be a Pro With Your Money and Career, Even in a Recession!
Jedediah Collins, Founder and Coach, Rookie to Veteran
I Still Don’t Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up (And That’s Okay)
Caitlin Golbaum, Assistant Director for Career Services, University of Washington Information School
Bev Chan, Program Coordinator, University of Washington Information School
Navigating Bias & Imposter Syndrome in the Workplace: Strategies for Resistance and ResilienceCareers in Health
Sofia Voz, National Director, Staff Learning and Practice, City Year
Nailing Your Virtual Job Interview
Kenneth Andrew, General Manager, SMB Sales, Microsoft
Erin Jagelski, Client Success Sales Manager/Global Corporate Sales, Microsoft
Stevens Bonhomme, Client Growth Manager/Advertising, Microsoft
Megan Lester, Customer Success Manager, Microsoft
Worktivism: Racial Equity in Practice
Anti-racism work takes many forms – it can happen in the streets, in the classroom, in the courtroom, at home and in the workplace. Recent events have laid bare the race and economic fault lines that plague our country, and have illuminated the urgency of this work. In the professional realm, it must be done across industries and sectors, spanning roles and responsibilities, and both now and over the long haul.
Join Rainier Scholars and a panel of Black professionals working in a range of career fields for a candid conversation on this moment in history, and what it can look like to bring your racial equity commitment to the workplace over the course of your career.
UC Hastings/CED/CRS Law
Dr. Ali Thomas
If you missed it up above, here’s your chance to register. Don’t miss out on a opportunity to join critical conversations that will inform your next steps.