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Latinos Who Tech is a podcast made by Latinos and for Latinos that work in science and technology. We chat informally with professionals that work in STEM about their careers and how they got to where they are. From the tech giants in Silicon Valley to the Space Coast. New episodes every 2 weeks. Follow us @LatinosWhoTech

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Latinos Who Tech is a podcast made by Latinos and for Latinos that work in science and technology. We chat informally with professionals that work in STEM about their careers and how they got to where they are. From the tech giants in Silicon Valley to the Space Coast. New episodes every 2 weeks. Follow us @LatinosWhoTech

    The Future of Higher Education feat. Vanessa Diaz, PhD / Latinos Who Tech #32

    The Future of Higher Education feat. Vanessa Diaz, PhD / Latinos Who Tech #32

    Latinos Who Tech is back! After a couple months of hiatus I want to welcome you back to our newest season. We have 10 episodes ready for you exploring the intersection of Latinos, Technology and Authenticity.







    Fall 2020 is going to be an interesting time for higher education to say the least. In this new episode of Latinos Who Tech I spoke with Vanessa Diaz, PhD about the challenges of teaching classes on a virtual manner, life and college skills for first-generation students and her take on the future of higher education.







    Professor Diaz is a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. Her areas of study include bilingualism, theory of mind and language development. She also makes a mean sourdough.







    You can follow her on Twitter @vdiaz_psy and check out her research on https://support.psyc.vt.edu/users/vdiaz







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    Building a Career as a Salesforce Consultant: Sebastián Anaya

    Building a Career as a Salesforce Consultant: Sebastián Anaya

    In this episode, we spoke about how he got started in the field and ways to level up via certifications and mentorship. Hear about LatinX in AI and what they want to accomplish. Learn how he keeps up to date with technology and his advice for all those professionals who want to break into data analytics, consulting, or Salesforce.

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    How to Bounce Back After a COVID-19 Layoff: Karin Ulloa, Project Analyst for Human Resources at Amazon

    How to Bounce Back After a COVID-19 Layoff: Karin Ulloa, Project Analyst for Human Resources at Amazon

    I spoke over Zoom with my friend Karin Ulloa, a project analyst for Human Resources at Amazon, to get her take on the current situation. We talked about what it’s like to work at Amazon during Covid-19, how to build relationships with recruiters using LinkedIn, how to get referrals from Amazon employees, and how to navigate a layoff if you find yourself facing one.

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    Understanding Customer Success in Saas: Javier Cortavitarte, Customer Adoption Manager at Broadcom Inc.

    Understanding Customer Success in Saas: Javier Cortavitarte, Customer Adoption Manager at Broadcom Inc.

    Javier is a customer success manager who ensures his customers achieve the best experience possible in order to get their multi-feedback on a product. He leverages the people he works with to provide a suitable solution within the needed timeframe. Customer success is focused on the relationship between the manager and customer to align client and vendor goals for mutually beneficial outcomes.



    We spoke about how Javier got into the tech world, what he does now, and insights into what is customer success. We talk about the importance of a good relationship with his customers and the challenges he has getting his job done every day. Learn how he scales solutions and what has made him feel very proud during his whole journey. Hear about ideal skills for those who want to start a career in customer success.

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    Helping Millennials Tackle Student Debt: Pamela Martinez, Co-Founder and CTO at Snowball Wealth

    Helping Millennials Tackle Student Debt: Pamela Martinez, Co-Founder and CTO at Snowball Wealth

    About Pamela Martinez







    Pamela Martinez, is a Mexican-American with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Snowball Wealth. She is a first-generation college graduate. Pamela started her professional career right out of college as a Program Manager at Microsoft and was involved in the launch of Xbox One. In search of building things and other missions, Pamela left the corporate world and began her start-up journey. First, she worked at Clever, then Seesaw Learning, and finally at Snowball Wealth, a start-up company she founded with two co-workers. Snowball Wealth offers tools and different options to help people not overpay on their student debt so they can have financial freedom and stability.







    About The Episode







    Pam combines her expertise at large companies like Microsoft with first-hand knowledge of the challenges first-generation students face. This includes getting your first full-time job, repaying student  loans and building wealth. Learn about her day to day at Snowball, financial literacy and the challenges that millennials face when tackling student debt. 







    We spoke about how she got to San Francisco, her time as a Program Manager at Microsoft, and her transition from the corporate world to start-ups. We also talked about Snowball Wealth, her experience being a CTO, problems she wants to solve, and about what happens when one is no longer a user. Finally, we covered advice for those who want to jump from the corporate world to a start-up, how to handle impostor syndrome, and what she does to keep up to date with tech.







    This episode was recorded before the Covid-19 outbreak, so we didn’t touch on it on the conversation. However, here are some resources curated by the Snowball Wealth team. We hope they help you navigate your finances during these difficult times: https://www.covidcheatsheet.com/







    Connect with Pamela via linkedin:







    * Pamela Martinez







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    Mentioned resources:







    * Stanford University* Clever Inc.* Snowball Wealth* Glassdoor* Salary.com* Seesaw Learning* YCore







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    Who is Hugo Castellanos?







    Who is Hugo Castellanos? Learn more about him on Linkedin







    Thanks so much for listening to the show! If you want to know more about this and comment on the show, please join us on LatinosWhoTech or go to Conexiones.io

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    Breaking into Product Management: Why SEO is Alive and Well: Marcos Ciarrocchi, Partner @ Graphite

    Breaking into Product Management: Why SEO is Alive and Well: Marcos Ciarrocchi, Partner @ Graphite

    About Marcos Ciarrocchi







    In this episode, I spoke with Marcos Ciarrocchi, a Venezuelan electronics engineer turned product manager. Marcos is a partner at Graphite, a boutique digital marketing firm that builds scalable growth engines for consumer technology companies. Customers include Ticketmaster, Thumbtack, MasterClass, and Honey. Additionally, Marcos is the co-founder of the Code for Venezuela, a non-profit side project dedicated to gathering talented technologists to address Venezuela’s needs. 







    About “Breaking into Product Management“







    We spoke about product management, what is product growth,

    strategies to build the audience of digital products. Learn how to get started

    in a career as a product manager and the basic approach for informational

    interviews. Marcos talks about the qualities someone should have to be great at

    growth, as well as Code for Venezuela and one of the data-driven projects they

    are working on.







    Connect with Marcos

    via Linkedin:







    * Marcos Ciarrocchi







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    You can:







    * Leave us

    an iTunes review:* Send us a note with your thoughts to LatinosWhoTech@gmail.com* Share it with a friend







    Mentioned Resources:







    * Universidad Simon

    Bolivar* Politecnico Di

    Torino* Code

    for Venezuela – To learn more about their initiatives* Opencollective  – For whoever wants to support Code for

    Venezuela* Podcast

    episode on SEO with Graphite Founder, Ethan Smith* Diseño

    Chachacha – The podcast about Latinos in design careers* MasterClass* Ticketmaster* Thumbtack* Honey* Sachi* “Chaos

    Monkeys” – author of book: Antonio García Martinez and quote, “If we have data, let’s look at the data. If

    all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” By Jim Barksdale, the former

    CEO of Netscape – book and quote summarizing growth* Angostura– One of Code for Venezuela’s projects







    Who is Hugo Castellanos?







    Learn more about him on Linkedin







    Thanks so much for

    listening to the show! If you want to know more about this and comment on the

    show, please join us on LatinosWhoTech or go to Conexiones.io

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