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Tune in to Episode 033 with Yuka Polovina a lecturer at the University of Hawaii whose work focuses on multiculturalism and immigration. She’s also a writer who aims to shed light on the care (or lack thereof) available for postpartum people. Listen to learn about: How her high school volleyball coach helped influence her academic trajectory Her di…
 
This week we chatted with Therese Lee, a Therapist and Spiritual Coach based out of Southern California. Learn about her journey discovering her spiritual gifts and how she uses them to help her clients. Listen to learn more about: How she came to realize she wasn’t having “normal” experiences, but spiritual ones Why being so in tune with spirits c…
 
Tune in to Episode 031 with Iman Wilkerson, an entrepreneur who started two companies: Step by Step Run and PacePartner. Listen to learn more about: How listening to her gut led her to San Diego and ultimately to starting her own business Why her biggest struggle is doubting herself and how she overcomes getting in her own way Her passion for helpi…
 
This week we chatted with Terri, a VP of Global Sales at a tech company that focuses on anti-piracy and...who just quit her job! Learn about her journey coming to the United States for her career with six weeks notice, why a good sales experience is never “seen”, and her ongoing battle for equal pay. Listen to learn more about: Why she is proud of …
 
Tune in to Episode 029 with Allie Barnes, an elementary and middle school teacher in Mendocino County who focuses on History and English. Learn about how she decided to become an educator, why Harry Potter teaches important lessons, and how she deals with differing perspectives inside and outside of the classroom. Listen as she discusses: Perseveri…
 
This week we chatted with Katrina, a relationship marketer whose work focuses on bringing new parents, local businesses and events together. Learn about how she quit her job as marketing manager and reinvented her work life once she became a mom. Listen as she discusses: The New Mom School and the importance of community when becoming a parent Her …
 
Tune in to Episode 027 with Ryan Martin - a fine artist and field project manager for a startup company. Learn about how he decided to pursue a career in fine art, how he balances that passion with a couple other pursuits and hear about his first solo show in San Francisco. Listen to learn more about: The struggles and sacrifices involved with a ca…
 
This week we chatted with Karin Oen-Lee, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Tune in to hear how she shifted her focus from medicine to art history and her personal mission to bring a more diverse perspectives to the art world and the public. Listen to learn more about: How a physical injury allowed h…
 
Tune in to Episode 025 with Tatiana Jimenez! You know her as your friendly podcast host but by day she is as an AVP of Marketing at a credit union. Listen to learn more about: How she shifted her career focus from psychology to graphic design Her experience being laid off… and the stress tea that came with it Her bold decision to take the leap and …
 
This week we chatted with Melissa Pinion, a Communications Manager for a community college as well as a lead singer for multiple metal and rock bands! Listen to learn more about: Her career in breaking news journalism The importance of always learning Her struggle to land a new career during the recession How she incorporates her love of running to…
 
Tune in to Episode 023 with Berni Altman. She’s lived 94 years on this planet and has a lot to share. She was a US Naval Reserve WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II. She has had many jobs in her lifetime, is still an active volunteer in her community and continues to take college courses. Listen as we discuss: …
 
This week we chat with Julie, a Senior Financial Analyst at Gap Inc. Listen as we discuss The difference between accounting and financial analysis How she overcame feeling like she didn’t belong How her analysis impacts the company Why she chose to join Gap ASIA (Asians Supporting Inclusion & Awareness) How hiking helps her keep a good work/life ba…
 
Tune in to Episode 021 with Riikka Pennanen, a Film Festival Publicist and Freelance Journalist & Researcher in Finland! Learn all about how she turned her passion for film into a career and why fat positivity is a very important part of her activism. Listen to learn more about: How her family influenced her love of film at a young age How she land…
 
This week we chat with Mona Leena an Executive Chef/Owner of pop-up restaurant Fallaha Dining. Tune in to learn more about: Why it’s important to have faith in yourself when taking the leap to start your own business The complicated relationship between Instagram and food Why it’s important to not rely on others when starting a career in food servi…
 
Tune in to Episode 019 with Kristel, a Marketing Director and Publicist in the adult entertainment industry. Listen to learn more about: Her humble beginnings in the industry (Please listen and chuckle along with us!) Her struggle with being in the public eye for her job The first time she was on set and the important culture of consent The film he…
 
Tune in to Episode 18 with Becky, an events marketing manager. She tells us why she took a pay cut to further her career, the importance of self-care and how it can be possible to incorporate your extracurricular passions into your job. Listen to learn more about: How taking a step back to get some valuable experience paid off How to quantify event…
 
This week we had the pleasure of chatting with public speaking, leadership and communications trainer, Elizabeth Bachman! Tune in to hear about how her 30 years in opera impacts her work today, how to reinvent yourself when the phone stops ringing, and why she is so passionate about helping people communicate their ideas through speech. Listen to h…
 
Tune in to Episode 16 with Traci, a marriage & family therapist whose work focuses on LGBTQ, Kink, Non-Monogamous, Sex Worker and Adult Industry communities in Orange County, California. Listen as we discuss: The impact and purpose of feminist therapy How to communicate with your partner about your kink The importance of sex positivity Her love of …
 
This week we chat with Shannon, a behavioral health clinician, who recently received her Masters in Social Work and is very passionate about advocating for those in need. Listen as we discuss the following: How she decided a Masters in Social Work was the right career move Her thoughts on the misconceptions about mental illness The importance of so…
 
This week we chat with Eric Garcia, a co-founder of his own dance company, drag performer, and all around lover of the arts. Listen as we discuss: How he didn’t start dancing until college and the hit TV show that inspired him Bringing people together and fostering community through performance art The pros and cons of committing to being an artist…
 
This week we chat with Jaime, a high school English teacher who, as a daughter of educators, did not think she’d ever pursue this career. Listen as we discuss: How she went from a career in journalism to education Why teachers work so many more hours than they are contracted to work Her passion for writing and how she gets students to engage with c…
 
Tune in to Episode 012 with Rocio Albarran, an immigration attorney! You will hear about her passion for social justice, law and family. Listen to learn more about: What it was like to decide to go to law school at 27 The first time she had to stand before a judge The impact of the current administration on immigrants Her tips on how to be the best…
 
This week we had the pleasure of chatting with scientist turned winemaker Kristie Tacey! Tune in to learn why she changed careers, the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, and why she only makes wine that she would love to drink. Listen to hear more about: Her work on the Human Genome Project How she fell in love with the wine industry What happ…
 
This week we talk with Jessica, an account executive at the University of Utah. Learn about how she worked her way up the ladder in her chosen field of marketing and her thoughts on social media and where it’s going. Listen as we discuss: The struggle to be taken seriously at work when you've been at a company a long time and your colleagues might …
 
Tune in to Episode 009 where we chat with Crystal Martinez, a financial trainer at The Financial Gym. Listen as we discuss: How an Anthropology major went from working at a school for international students to a financial wellness company The importance of finding the job functions you enjoy How having a mentor was crucial to Crystal learning how t…
 
This week we talk poolside with Pahole Sookkasikon who is a lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Listen as we discuss: How his dissertation is really a love letter to his parents "Queering" notions of Thainess How his family’s work ethic inspired him to not just survive but thrive Why Thais can be typecast as the “luc…
 
This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Chandra Hicks, a toy designer who has been designing for Barbie for over a decade. Listen as we discuss: The challenges (and perks!) of working for a large corporation What it took to become a Barbie designer How Chandra made the decision to switch from Engineering to Toy Design The obstacles and joys o…
 
This week we chatted with Stefanie Angel, a realtor and mom of two. She shares some of the highs and lows of her career so far and her recipes for success as a real estate agent. Listen as we discuss: What it takes to become a real estate agent (or realtor, and what the difference is) Some of Stefanie's successes But also how she tried transitionin…
 
This week we talk with Caitlin and Maddison, two ladies earlier in their careers, about what it means to be a millennial. Both are millennials but on very different ends of the spectrum. Listen as we discuss: How private or public we choose to be on social media Their thoughts on the stereotype of how millennials tend to be entitled Maddison’s love…
 
We had a blast chatting with Jamie Rimphanli this week about the incredible work she's doing with Hire Heroes USA - a nonprofit that empowers U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses to succeed in the workforce. We discuss: How her love of diversity and inclusion has come to fruition with her role at Hire Heroes USA The joy of being pa…
 
Listen in as we connect with Kate, an ultra marathon runner who is responsible for growth marketing at Strava (a mobile app and website that connects millions of runners and cyclists through the sports they love). We discuss: - How Kate went from a degree in Feminist Studies & Philosophy to a career in SEO and Growth Marketing - The psychology of s…
 
This week, we connected with Kendra Bean overseas via Google Hangouts - an author, film historian and museum curator. We discuss: How she turned her hobby into a career The joys and challenges writing a nonfiction book as a first-time author and questioning if it’s all worth it? Her obsession with classic films and specifically Vivien Leigh and Lau…
 
For our inaugural episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Melissa - a planner for a state university, yoga instructor, and budding sailor. We discuss: How having the resources to design spaces in smart ways can have a positive impact on students and communities Asking for a raise when you love your job but aren't earning a sustainable wage an…
 
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