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Episode 24: Shelby Engdall, NYU CAS
In this episode, Sarah Rosenthal speaks with NYU senior (Class of 2022) Shelby Engdall about how to create and maintain a professional network, political organizing in a virtual space, qualities to look for in a great supervisor, and tips for overcoming imposter syndrome.
Shelby Engdall is a senior (Class of 2022) in CAS studying public policy and history. Originally from Sacramento, California, she has had experience with the California State Legislature, Planned Parenthood, and a Congressional campaign. Passionate about women's rights and LGBTQ+ rights, she hopes to continue her advocacy work after graduation.
Episode 23: Hector Pardo-Hernandez, World Health Organization
In this episode, Haley Garofalo speaks with NYU alumnus, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, about balancing work with family and personal responsibilities, searching for jobs abroad, thinking outside the box during a career search, and what being an international student meant for his career trajectory.
Hector Pardo-Hernandez is a guideline methodologist and consultant for the World Health Organization’s Cross-cutting Global Initiatives/Nutrition and Food Safety department. He holds a PhD in Public Health from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a Master’s degree in Public Health from New York University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Rhode Island College. Previously, he worked as a consultant at the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care, as a methodological editor at the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group, a lecturer at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and a researcher at the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre and the CIBER in Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP) network.
Episode 22: Claudia Perez Pellicer, PwC
In this episode, Miriam Miller talks with PwC Deals Director and NYU alumna, Claudia Perez Pellicer about creating a more diverse workspace, the challenges of being a working parent, connecting with colleagues in the virtual workspace, and the importance of protecting your personal time.
Claudia Perez Pellicer is a Director in PwC’s Financial Services Advisory Deals practice. She has run numerous global integration and separation programs for Financial Services clients across: Banking, Insurance, Payments, PE and Real Estate sectors. In addition to English, Claudia is fluent in Spanish, German, and Italian, with intermediate proficiency in French and Portuguese. Claudia holds an Honors B.A. in International Relations from New York University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, was inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa society, and received the President’s Service Award. Claudia also holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU, focusing on Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, with coursework spanning NYU Wagner and the Stern School of Business.
Episode 21: Weijin “Gina” Leow, New York City Peace Corps Association
In this episode, Joe Mercadante speaks with Weijin (Gina) Leow about how to foster an inclusive workspace, finding purpose and direction in one’s career, readjusting to life in the U.S. after the Peace Corps, and how Gina’s multicultural background wound up inspiring her to pursue a career in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
Weijin “Gina” Leow’s love of service led her to teach English to hundreds of college students in Sichuan, China from 2014-2016 with the United States Peace Corps. Upon returning to the U.S., she created New York University's first MA program in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She joined the Fire Department of New York City (“FDNY”) in 2017 as an intern and now is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager. Gina was honored as one of Lawline’s Top Women Faculty of 2020 for the Eliminating Bias: Inclusive Leadership in the Legal Profession program. She was the New York City Bar Association’s Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law Committee’s Substitute Secretary and Chair of the Toolkit Subcommittee, creating its first Mindfulness and Well-Being Toolkit. Gina currently serves as the Vice President of the New York City Peace Corps Association. She has certifications in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and Yale University and in Restorative Circle Keeping from Planning Change. In addition to receiving her MA in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NYU, she received a BA in International Relations with a minor in Asian Studies from the City College of New York and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Episode 20: Josh Krug, Kehillah Jewish High School & Opening Doors
In this episode, Miriam Miller talks with Joshua Krug about finishing a PhD program during the pandemic, using social media to broaden your platform, and learning to create not only a career but a vocation.
Joshua Krug earned a B.A. with Honors and Distinction from Yale, an MDiv from Harvard, and a PhD from NYU. He sits at the intersection of vision and implementation in education, with experience facilitating high school, gap-year, college, young adult, and adult Jewish learning and meaning-making. He lives to empower diverse young people to experience Jewish texts and contexts as powerful resources as they transform the world. You can follow his initiative, Opening Doors, on Clubhouse @ Opening Doors, on Insta at @lehrhaus, and on FB @lehrhausopeningdoors.
Episode 19: Sarah Edelman, New York Foundling
In this episode, Miriam Miller speaks with Sarah Edelman about developing a good relationship with your supervisor, knowing when it’s time to change roles, the benefits and challenges of remote work, and creating a schedule that is conducive to mental and emotional wellbeing.
Sarah Edelman is a 2012 graduate of NYU's Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness Master’s program. She has worked at New York Foundling since her graduation and is currently an Assistant Vice President for the FFT Manhattan Program. Outside of her full-time work, Sarah teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness online Master’s program and runs a successful private practice. Sarah loves the career path NYU put her on and is happy to share her experiences!