Date: March 25, 2014
To: All UF Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff
From: UF Career Resource Center
RE: 4/3/14: Non-Academic Career Panel, 4 p.m., UF CRC Library
Non-Academic Career Panel and Information Session, April 3rd at 4:00 PM, UF Career Resource Center Library
Are you considering a career in industry? Join us for the Non-Academic Career Panel and Information Session. This workshop consists of professionals who pursued non-academic careers after their graduate/postdoc education. The panel will feature an introduction and informal networking roundtables that will allow students to speak with and learn from a number of individuals in a variety of fields:
Lawson Brown Jr. is currently the principal at Charles W. Duval Elementary School, in Gainesville, Florida. Prior to administrative assignments, Lawson taught at the elementary and middle grade level at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, College of Education at the University of Florida. Lawson, has a Master's degree in Education from the University of Florida. His research topics include the study of multicultural education in the classroom, and perceptions of minorities about academic achievement among other exciting topics
Dr. Christa Speekmann joined the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency - Veterinary Services (USDA-APHIS-VS) National Import Export Services as the Staff Officer for Aquaculture. She has primary responsibility for import and export, negotiations of live aquatic animal movements globally. Her Master's work was at San Francisco State University and the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, and she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Occidental College in Los Angeles
Dr. Camille Feanny is an Applied Anthropologist, International Journalist and Consultant. She specializes in qualitative research and analysis, and community awareness building. She currently works to promote the advancement of youth and families by raising awareness about critical issues affecting vulnerable populations, and by encouraging the development of effective solutions. She has experience in global network news production, media relations and the communication of complex information. Dr. Feanny graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Applied Cultural Anthropology and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. She holds Masters Degrees from the University of Miami in Marine Affairs and Policy, and in International Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Florida International University. She also obtained a post-graduate Diploma in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University in Cairo, Egypt.
Luis Galiano currently work as the Statistics and Data Analysis Lead for the Technology & Engineering group in North America for Syngenta. His current role involves helping other scientists create and analyze experiments as well as finding new opportunities for process improvements. He obtained a Master's degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, and in his last year, he was offered an opportunity to come to UF. After his first brief stint at UF he went back to Spain to complete his Masters in Computational Chemistry. A year later he returned to UF as a full time eventually obtaining his PhD in Chemistry.
Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore is an Associate Professor at the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Kuala Lumpur. She obtained her PhD from University of Otago, New Zealand, an M.Ed. from University of Malaya and her B.Ed. with honors from the University of Malaya. Her research interests include among others Consumer Behavior Marketing, Research Methods and Real Estate. She is the first faculty member from Taylor's University to receive a Fulbright Scholar Grant and is currently visiting the University of Florida for six months. During this period, her main objective as a Fulbright Scholar is to produce a theoretical model of consumer hospitality needs in the female travel market.
Harsha Ramakrishnappa received his Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. Harsha is now a software developer for R + L Carriers Inc., in Ocala, Fl. Harsha received his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University Visveswaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University in Bangalore, India
Presented in collaboration with Graduate School and the I-Cubed Program
For more information and to RSVP, log in to Gator CareerLink at crc.ufl.edu, click on "events," select "workshops."