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Beyond Academia Conference 2021

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Speakers

Linda Louie

Program Director, UCSF

M. Ragan Hart

Director of Operations and Business Development

Forest Baker

Academic turned marketer/salesperson/ consultant

Sophia McCabe

Academic Coordinator / Art Historian

Nell Cloutier

Director of Measurement and Learning

Julie Fornaciari

Graduate student

Brice Yates

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer in the College of Chemistry

Mamta Mehra

Senior Fellow and Research Program Officer

Jon Swift

Director of the Thacher Observatory

Arathi Govind

Senior College Advisor

Shannon Hateley

Computational Biologist

Esha Mathew

Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State

Rosanne Lurie

Director, Graduate and Postdoc Career Development

Sean Perez

PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley interested in Bioinformatics and Data Science

Jess Johnson

Speaker & Logistics Committee Team Member, Beyond Academia, UC Berkeley

SN Sarah Morris

PhD Student

Frank Hidalgo

Beyond Academia Media Leader - PhD Student Chembio, UC Berkeley

MARC WORTMAN

Writer and historian

Pradeep Bandaru

Data Science Lead

Karen Rapp

Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives, San Jose Museum of Art

Robin Reshwan

CEO | Career Strategist

Sarah Yang

Graduate Student

David McCahon

Senior Planning Analyst

Matt (Matthew) Schreiner

Experimentation Lead

Mary McHale

Senior Career Strategist

Rachel Valenzuela

Team Leader, Discovery

Brittany Anderton

Associate Director of Research Talks, iBiology

Edwige Simon

Instructional Technology and Online Learning Director

David Nelles

Scientist and Entrepreneur

Rebecca A. UC Berkeley

Director of Career Services, UC Berkeley School of Information

Alicia Roy

Postdoctoral Fellow, GradPro

Karen Kelsky

The Professor Is In Founder

Malvika Miller

Consultant at BCG, MIT Research Affiliate

Alda Rivas

Interdisciplinary Research Psychologist

Melissa Kwon

Associate Director for Prevention, PATH to Care Center, UC Berkeley

Marianne Kaletzky

Labor Union Organizer and Executive Officer

Ping Yan

Principal Data Scientist with Salesforce Security

Meghan Turner

PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley, Biophysics

Eric Weber

Head of Experimentation at Yelp

Andrew V. Ly

Treasury Detail, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Kristin Fracchia

Head of MCAT and LSAT Prep at Magoosh

Marc Perez

Senior Researcher, Consultant, Board Member

Sara Tafoya

Senior Development Engineer

Aisha Ellahi

Data Scientist

Eric Lee

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Kevi Mace

Senior Environmental Scientist

Olga Sylvia

Founder and CEO of Polyglottist Language Academy

Elizabeth Bagley

Director of Drawdown Learn

George Matsumoto (he/him/his)

Senior Education and Research Specialist

Tiffany Vora

Managing Director, Bayana Science

Sydney Schreppler

Quantum Engineer - Microsoft

Micah Brush

Graduate Student

Bruno Abreu Calfa

Staff Engineer @ Raytheon Technologies Research Center

Sara Gushgari-Doyle

Co-founder & Executive Director, STEMsi

Vetri Velan

PhD Candidate

Sean Burns

Director, Center for Undergraduate Discovery

Jonathan Solomon

Research Scientist

Rita Kirchhofer

Managing Engineer

Megan Cohn

Biology Content Creator at Khan Academy, PhD in Plant and Microbial Biology

Samuel Kaminsky

People Analyst, Google

Clancy Slack

Data Scientist at Figma Working on Improving visual collaboration

Darrell Penta

UX Researcher

San Gunawardana

Co-founder and CEO, Enview

Lydia The

McKinsey Partner

Lura Dolas

Workshop Leader: Presentation Skills

Elyse Kedzie

Co-director of Beyond Academia

Angélica M. González Sánchez

Co-director of Beyond Academia

Jonathan Liu

Co-director of Beyond Academia

khirin carter

Prevention Manager at Path to Care

Robert Crabbs

Sr. Data Scientist

Debra Behrens

PhD Career Counselor

Sabrina Klein

Consultant

zeming wang

Researcher at LBNL

Jessica Lee

Managing Director at Syneos Health Consulting

Alyssa Mathiowetz

GSR UC Berkeley

Yana Zlochistaya

PhD student in Comparative Literature

Bill Lindstaedt

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Career Advancement

Iris Steine

Beyond Academia Speakers Team, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher and Clinical Psychologist

Victoria Bangieva

Senior Manager, Clinical Product and Service Design, at Mindstrong

Stephan Zheng

Lead Research Scientist, Manager at Salesforce

Vay Cao

Founder, Free the PhD

Joseph Brown (he/his)

Graduate Diversity Recruitment Officer, Stanford University

Rebecca Bodenheimer

Freelance writer and editor

Jennifer R. Cohen, PhD

Associate Director, Biosciences Diversity Programs | Director of ADVANCE at Stanford University

Christopher Francis

Principal Budget Consultant, Criminal Justice Reform, CA State Senate

Christopher Francis

Principal Budget Consultant, Criminal Justice Reform, CA State Senate

Rebecca Egger

Associate Director, Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley

Heather Fleming

High School Teacher of German

Fatu Fall

Cofounder and Career Agent, Ralph Inc.

Nishita Deka

Cofounder and CEO, Sonera Magnetics

Cheri Ackerman

Cofounder and CEO, Concerto Biosciences

Claudia von Vacano

Executive Director, UC Berkeley D-Lab

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Beyond Academia

Beyond Academia is a non-profit organization run by UC Berkeley graduate students and postdocs with the goal of empowering graduate students and postdocs to expand their career options beyond the traditional academic track. It accomplishes this career education through a series of events including an annual conference, workshops, tutorials and panels that connect academics with those who have made a transition to non-academic jobs.

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Beyond Academia Information Table

The Beyond Academia team is here to answer any of your questions about the conference schedule, Hopin, networking, Gather.town, or any other conference related issues.