The Career Discovery Series is a program consisting of various career panels, which aim to educate students on the different career possibilities that they might consider. Panels are held during winter quarter and are made up of alumni and community members from various industries. Each panelist will discuss their current position, career path, and any tips and hints for students wanting to get into that career field. A networking session will follow. This is a great opportunity for students to learn from professionals who have been in their shoes before. Panels typically take place from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Career Pathways Training Room unless otherwise noted. Register on Handshake at uci.joinhandshake.com.

2019 Career Discovery Series

  • Arts & Entertainment | Thursday, January 31

    • Jake Gavino | Graphic Designer, The Walt Disney Company
    • Megan Belmonte | Director of Outreach Programs, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
    • Erika Wall | Artist/Gallery Owner, Gallery 6/67
    • Laura Black | Art Curator/Appraiser, Fourth Element Gallery

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  • Public Health | Tuesday, February 5

    • Beth England | Assistant Director – Sexual & Relationship Health Programs Manager, UCI Student Wellness and Health Promotion
    • Minoo Ghajar | Supervisor of the Tuberculosis, Mycology and Parasitology Sections, OC Public Health Laboratory
    • Megan Beard | Health Educator/Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Orange County Health Care Agency – Public Health Services
    • Melinda Hoang | Associate Health Scientist II, Cardno ChemRisk

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  • Non-Profit & Social Entrepreneurs | Thursday, February 7

    • Meymuna Hussein-Cattan | Founding Director, The Tiyya Foundation
    • Nithin Jilla | Executive Director, Dream for Schools
    • Vanessa Glotzbach | Program Manager, Hoag Orthopedics
    • Kofi Bonsu | Camp Director, Camp Kesem

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  • Consulting & Business | Tuesday, February 12

    • Monica Kapur | Regional Business Development Consultant, Gallup
    • Raj Sawhney | Information Security & IT Audit Director, Focal Point Data Risk
    • Ashley Richardson | COO, Locate Inventory
    • Mark Oshima | Global Managing Partner, Strategic Advisory Practice, Aon

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  • Criminology & Law | Tuesday, February 19

    • Michelle Lumasag | Associate Attorney (Immigration Law), U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLC
    • Gisselle Amini | Attorney (Elder Law and Conservatorship; Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estates), Private Practice
    • Gary Tomatani | Lieutenant – Admin Division, Hawthorne Police Department
    • Nicole Bershon | Judge, Superior Court of L.A. County

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  • Education | Thursday, February 21

    • Jennifer Mandel | Independent Education Consultant/Instructor, College Counseling for College Summit/Division of Continuing Education
    • Laura Hanaford | Lead Speech Language Pathologist, Capistrano Unified School District
    • Wendy Quintanar | AP History Teacher
    • Josh Arnaldo | Founder, Learning Lab Preschool

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  • Data Science | Tuesday, February 26

    • Cyrus Taghehchian | CEO and Co-Founder, Splyt Core Foundation
    • Alyssa Columbus | Data Scientist, Pacific Life
    • Ash Pahwa | TBD
    • Beau Walker | Senior Data Scientist, Preston Ventures
    • Hassan Hboubati Analytics Consultant, Alteryx

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  • Psychology | Thursday, February 28

    • Gary Bruss | Program Dean of Clinical Psychology, Argosy University
    • Noga Klain | Behavior Analyst, Noga Klain & Associates
    • Hui Reccow | Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A.Y. Frog Therapy
    • Heather Jett | Senior Staff Psychologist, UCI Counseling Center

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  • Health Care/Science | Thursday, March 7

    • Stephen Yu, MD | Family Medicine Specialty, Hoag Medical Group
    • Chad D. Eyerly | Criminalist, CA Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensic Services
    • TBD | Research Scientist, Diasorin (Global Leader In Vitro Diagnostics)
    • Ernest C. Delacruz, BSN, CPT, AN CEN, CCRN, TCRN | Santa Ana Healthcare Recruiter, OIC, US Army

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