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JA Career Speakers Series: Virtual

The overall goal of JA Speaker Series Virtual is to 1) provide students with a broadened career spectrum while at the same time giving guidance, reassurance, and perspective during the COVID-19 time; and 2) provide teachers with a free online resource, easy to assign and easy to assess.



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Career Cluster: Human Services/IT
Jeremiah Kumpf, Head of Recruitment, Providence Technology Solutions


Career Cluster: Education & Training
Julie Fedick, Georgetown University


Career Cluster: Human Services/Religion
Jeanne Higgins, Deacon, Church of the Redeemer, Jacksonville


Career Cluster: Industrial Engineering
Stephany Landaeta and Rene Brown, Engineers, Energy Generation Planning Department, JEA


Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Daniel Mahfood, Lawyer/Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight LLP


Career Cluster: IT/Technology
Dawn Wilson, CEO, Bluefin Technology Group


Career Cluster: Education and Training
Arielle Jibson, Regional Recruitment Manager, City Year


Career Cluster: Health Sciences
Aimee Kaltenbach, Doctor of Audiology, WellStar Health System


Career Cluster: Education and Training
Russell Moore, Regional Recruiter for Jacksonville, Savannah, and Charleston, University of Alabama


Career Cluster: Human Services
KyKy Knight, Campaign Assistant, Communication Workers of America


Career Cluster: Construction, Building, Real Estate
Becca Christy, Operations Manager, Southern Brothers Construction


Career Cluster: Corporate Marketing and Communications
Kyla Ross, Senior Corporate Communications Coordinator, Delta Air Lines


Career Cluster: Education, Training, Fundraising
James Boothe, Area Director, Boosterthon


Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Stuart Davis, Director of Business Development, Smoak Davis & Nixon


Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
Becca Burslem, Project Manager, Holder Construction


Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Maximos Lih, Talent Partner, Google Ventures


Career Cluster: Human Services
Elizabeth Paulson, Customer Assistance Programs Manager, JEA


Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration
Laura DeGroot, Account Manager, Special Projects, Nth Degree


Career Cluster: Business and Finance
Steve Kelley, Director of Downtown Real Estate and Development, City of Jacksonville


Career Cluster: Finance
Rob West, Community Development Manager, TD Bank


Career Cluster: Business Management and Administration/Finance
Garrett Hudson, Core Assurance Associate, PwC


Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Connie Clay, Attorney, Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review


Career Cluster: Leadership, Restaurant Industry
Meg Rose, Vice President of Field Operations, Firehouse Subs


Career Cluster: STEM
Anjani Ladhar, Project Engineer - Operations Leadership Development Program, Lockheed Martin


Career Cluster: Finance & Risk Management
Hui Qi, Model Risk Management Analyst II, TIAA Bank


Career Cluster: Finance
Eric Loller, VP CRA Community Development Officer, TIAA Bank


Career Cluster: Human Services
Amanda Garcia, Resource Development, Wounded Warrior Project


Career Cluster: Hospitality and Tourism
Eric Turner, Volunteer Engagement Supervisor, Jacksonville Zoo


Career Cluster: Finance
Basil Smith, Senior Project Manager KYC, CitiBank


Career Cluster: Arts
Pixie Larizza, Owner, Artist, Designer, Counselor -- Pixie Glas


Career Cluster: Business Management
Latricia Taylor, eEnroll Manual Team, Florida Blue


Career Cluster: Arts
Noémie Tshinanga, Photographer/Entrepreneur, Noémie Marguerite Photography


Student Interviewers Ep. 1
Punica Bhardwaj, Data & Analytics, EY

Interviewed by:
Xavier Yancey, Class of 2020 graduate of Jean Ribault High School
Dowensly Jean-Brice, Class of 2020 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School
Hazel Hanis, Class of 2020 graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

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