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Her Journey

Her Journey

By Allene Yue

Her Journey is a new addition to Self-care Support, emphasizing the inspirational stories of powerful women. We give these individuals a platform to share their messages and experiences with others, hosted by the founder and executive director, Allene Yue.
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Fighting the Mental Health Stigma ft. Aanya Virmani & Niah Goudar
Fighting the Mental Health Stigma ft. Aanya Virmani & Niah Goudar
Aanya Virmani is a junior at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California. She is a Varsity Lincoln Douglas debater and a captain of her school debate team. Besides debate, she's been dancing for the past ten years, and is a dancer and instructor for a professional company outside of school. She absolutely loves volunteering, and loves helping out wherever she can. Mental Health issues are severely overlooked in today’s society and put down for the wrong reasons. The stigma around mental health is one that needs to be broken down, and her passion drives her to help break down that wall. As co-founder of The Mind Project, her job is to ensure that things run smoothly, mainly handling the graphic design, finance, and legal aspect of this non-profit. Niah Goudar is another co-founder of The Mind Project. She is a Junior at Newbury Park High school in Thousand Oaks, California. She is extremely active in her community and is involved in clubs, school, and numerous summer programs. She has founded the club Doctors of the World at her school, is Treasurer of Red Cross Club, Communications Officer of Youth and Government, Vice President of Essential Care, and a member of a few other clubs as well. In the summer, she held an internship at Art Trek and competed in business focused summer programs. As CEO of Piezogen and going through the process of getting a patent, she has gained experience in starting new projects and leading. As co-founder of The Mind Project, she co-manages the fundraiser directors and speaks at webinars in addition to leading the district partnership.  In this episode, learn about the story of the founding and growth of The Mind Project, through which the founders are fighting the mental health stigma every day.
22:55
March 22, 2022
Advancing Inclusion in Tech ft. Toni Collis
Advancing Inclusion in Tech ft. Toni Collis
Dr. Toni Collis, Phd, is the CEO of Collis-Holmes Innovations, an award-winning leader and executive coach, International Keynote speaker, and women's leadership expert. Toni’s career has focused on facilitating the use of technology, and she believes that this requires true diversity in the future leadership of the tech industry. Toni’s career started in the field of Supercomputing and early in her career she focused on bringing the field of supercomputing to new users to facilitate discovery. As Founder of Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC), Toni developed and led innovations aiming to diversify the international Supercomputing workforce, providing training and consultancy on building inclusive workforces, and research into how to improve the representation of women. Today Toni is an award-winning executive coach, and works with women around the world to thrive in their careers, with a personal goal of assisting 2000 women into the tech boardroom in the next 5 years. Learn about how Toni first grew her interest in supercomputing and turned it into a lifelong passion for mentoring women and promoting diversity and inclusion within the tech industry.
32:27
February 08, 2022
Promoting Acts of Kindness ft. Jeannette Maré
Promoting Acts of Kindness ft. Jeannette Maré
Jeannette is a communication scholar, currently pursuing her PhD, who has been teaching kindness for over 20 years. Her world changed drastically after the sudden death of her son in 2002. In the incredible grief of losing Ben, the life-saving, world-changing power of kindness became her sole focus. With her heart broken open, she founded Ben’s Bells, a nonprofit that inspires and teaches the intentional practice of kindness. Using humor and storytelling, Jeannette helps people learn the skills they need to put their kind intention into action to strengthen relationships and communities. Learn more about Jeannette's inspirational story behind Ben's Bells and her journey growing and leading the nonprofit, along with her future plans and goals to continue spreading kindness.
28:45
January 25, 2022
Uplifting Underrepresented Teen Artists ft. Anya Shukla & Kathryn Lau
Uplifting Underrepresented Teen Artists ft. Anya Shukla & Kathryn Lau
Anya Shukla is a gap year college student and has been an artist for as long as she can remember. A proponent of racial equity in the arts, she co-founded The Colorization Collective, an organization that supports teen artists of color, in 2019. Her goal is to create space for teen artists of color who, like her, may feel underrepresented in the art community. Beyond The Collective, Anya also volunteers with the Institute for Systems Biology, where she creates tools to teach students about health equity. In her free time, she enjoys reading romance novels and eating Molly Moon's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (preferably at the same time). Kathryn Lau has been a performing artist for all her life, training in classical ballet before transitioning into musical theater and acting. In 2019, she co-founded The Colorization Collective alongside Anya Shukla to support and promote teen artists of color. She strives to make the arts inclusive for all audiences and artists regardless of race, and promote authentic representation. Kathryn is currently a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In this episode, find out how Anya and Kathryn are empowering teen artists of color across the globe and learn about their journey with developing their platform for creating this change, The Colorization Collective.
40:09
January 11, 2022
Creating Meaningful Change Through Volunteerism ft. Jessica Carrera
Creating Meaningful Change Through Volunteerism ft. Jessica Carrera
Jessica Manzo Carrera is a first-generation college graduate from Stockton, CA. She grew up in the projects and was inspired by her hard-working parents who were immigrant farmworkers. Determined to succeed, she took advantage of mentors and her local AVID program and graduated high school at the top of her class as a Dell Scholar. She attended Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles where she earned her BA. Determined to create social change, she joined L.A. Works’ RSVP team and has worked her way up from program coordinator to director in the past few years. During this time, she was part of The CUP (Council of Urban Professionals) Fellows inaugural west coast class. Which encourages participants to create meaningful change through board service, political engagement, volunteerism, public-private partnerships, social entrepreneurship, and more. As the RSVP Director, she holds primary responsibility for all RSVP activities including strategic planning, day-to-day program management, reporting, and budget management, management of the Advisory Council, and staff supervision. She ensures compliance with all RSVP program requirements, accountability, and efficient use of resources, as well as assists in RSVP community priority volunteer mobilization. In a fast-paced world where overworking and overlooking others has become a cultural norm, one of Jessica’s biggest priorities as a leader has always been to take the time to acknowledge everyone and to advocate for work-life balance when possible. This has become even more important and equally challenging as a first-time mother during the pandemic. Learn about how Jessica's early environment inspired her to pay it forward with her actions and give back to worthy causes through both volunteering on her own and encouraging volunteerism throughout her community.
40:09
December 28, 2021
Empowering Young Aspiring Economists ft. Armita Hosseini
Empowering Young Aspiring Economists ft. Armita Hosseini
Armita Hosseini is a 17 year old from Toronto, Canada. As an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker, she is an active advocate of financial and economic education for youth. In 2020, she published the book Roadmap to Financial Literacy: An Introduction to Personal Finance For Teenagers, and later partnered with the nonprofit organization operationEconomics International to donate 300 copies of her book to underserved schools in San Marcos, California. She is also the founder of EmpowerEcon, an organization which hosts virtual financial literacy camps for teens; they have organized four 3-day financial literacy (x3) and entrepreneurship (x1) camps for over 260 participants from 34 countries across 5 continents to date, and published an economics book titled Economics From a Youth's Perspective: An Introduction For Teenagers. Armita's projects have been featured on platforms such as Forbes Magazine, Next Gen Personal Finance, Get Involved Foundation, and many others. She hopes to inspire other teens to use their passions to leave a positive and lasting impact on society through education, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. In this episode, learn about Armita's objective to make economics more accessible to youth while exploring its link to political science.
25:20
December 14, 2021
Tackling Financial Independence ft. Nikita Daga
Tackling Financial Independence ft. Nikita Daga
Nikita Daga is a 17-year-old high school student at Canadian International School in Bangalore, India. She is an advocate for women's financial independence and the author of "Blooming: Unfiltered Stories of Indian Women's Struggles with Financial Independence'' which is available on Amazon India and Flipkart. She hopes the book will serve as a source of inspiration for young girls and women, sensitivize society to the struggles of women, while also bringing to attention an immediate need for reform. Intrigued by gender disparity and a curiosity to understand its intricacies further, she published a research paper titled "Money to Call Her Own" in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences which explores various factors hindering women. Additionally, she works towards increasing financial literacy of women and access to education for children, which she believes are the first steps to an empowered community. Nikita hopes to work towards these causes on a larger scale in the future and emphasizes the importance of financial independence for women and all communities at large. In this episode, hear about how Nikita has been able to amplify the voices of women in her community through her writing and tackle the often complex topics of financial independence and literacy.
27:26
November 30, 2021
Empowering the Underrepresented Through Community ft. Eno Oduok
Empowering the Underrepresented Through Community ft. Eno Oduok
Eno is the founder and CEO of Naija Comm, the first-ever online community catered to Nigerian creatives and professionals in overlooked career fields specifically. Naija Comm empowers Nigerians in overlooked fields while breaking barriers and challenging stigmas in the community. She is a passionate storyteller and creative who is dedicated to amplifying the voices and stories of people in the community. Her passion is exemplified through her role as a founder, digital coordinator for Black Girls Graduate, and Content & Editorial Strategist at Wieden+Kennedy, one of the largest independent creative agencies in the world & they are responsible for notable campaigns like McDonald's Travis Scott Meal and Nike's Dream Crazy with Colin Kaepernick. She has contributed to impactful initiatives by working on PR and social campaigns for critically acclaimed organizations, TV shows, events and more. These organizations include AMC Networks and The Creative Collective NYC. Her work for the community has been featured in BellaNaija, AfroTech, Culture Custodian, PR Daily, and other publications. Learn about Eno's inspiration, motivation, and story behind her work elevating marginalized voices and building community, along with her own experiences and challenges faced working with both advocacy and PR.
24:17
November 09, 2021
Advocating for Disability Rights ft. Melissa Chang & Mei Hung
Advocating for Disability Rights ft. Melissa Chang & Mei Hung
Melissa is 17-year-old high school senior living in Tokyo, Japan. She is the founder and director of OrigPower ( @origpower_ ) , a youth-led organization aiming to create an inclusive society by connecting people with disabilities through individual stories. Through her love for volunteering on weekends, she discovered the need for more disability activism in Japan and in the rest of the world. Melissa hopes to foster a community with diverse backgrounds, where people with and without disabilities can come together and learn about each other’s passions. Along with advocating for disability inclusion, she also spends her time at Girl Up Tokyo and Space to Speak to advocate against gender inequality and sexual assault. In the future, Melissa hopes to go into the STEM field, where she will integrate AI and technology into her works of disability inclusion and create an accessible society for all! Mei Hung is the educational resource director at OrigPower (@origpower_). Academically, Mei holds a Bachelor’s of Arts & Science in Human Geography & City Studies from the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is a woman proud to have cerebral palsy. She is a passionate self-advocate for people with disabilities for communities & students. She aims to make a change and gain connections with people of all physical abilities/ages. You might find her planning her next vacation, next game night with her friends, or singing to any song on the radio. In this episode, learn why and how Melissa first founded OrigPower and advocates for disability inclusion through this channel, and learn about Mei's experiences helping to run OrigPower and advocate for disability rights as a woman with cerebral palsy.
32:57
November 02, 2021
Amplifying Marginalized Voices in Tech ft. Elaine Montilla
Amplifying Marginalized Voices in Tech ft. Elaine Montilla
International speaker powerhouse, Elaine Montilla is the founder of 5xminority.com, a company and social media brand dedicated to empowering women and minorities, particularly those working in tech. She’s a proud contributing author to the first edition of Hispanic Stars Rising: A New Face of Power, which showcases leaders with diverse backgrounds, experiences, challenges, and the ongoing contributions being made by this strong and resilient community in the U.S. She also currently balances her public speaking engagements with her work being the Assistant Vice President and CIO for Information Technology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. As if that wasn’t enough already, she still finds the time to serve as a Forbes Technology Council member and contributor and is an AMA Women’s Leadership Center presenter. Learn how Elaine navigated through the tech industry as a newcomer to the US, along with how she now empowers minorities to succeed and thrive in STEM.
33:07
October 26, 2021
Combatting Inequality in STEM ft. Maansi Nema
Combatting Inequality in STEM ft. Maansi Nema
Maansi Nema is a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who loves both technology and business. She has been a Girl Scout since Kindergarten, earning her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award. As a national Gold Award Girl Scout nominee, she has organized several STEM nights in her community with over 1,150 attendees and has reached over 25,000 people. By partnering with over 20 organizations such as Girls Who Code and Society of Women Engineers, she realized the powerful impact she was able to make in her community. So to give other students the same opportunity, she founded STEM Without Boundaries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to training high school students to host STEM nights by providing all the resources, funding, and mentorship. The nonprofit has been able to reach over 200,000 students worldwide and is a team of 50 high school and college students and adults. Recognizing the importance of diverse voices in STEM fields, Maansi has led conversations in her community with the assistant superintendent and technology leaders for how schools can encourage girls to pursue STEM. Additionally, Maansi is the 2020 Young Woman of Distinction for Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, treasurer of Novi Youth Council (the city’s student board), and a 2019 FIRST Robotics World Championship Chairman’s Presenter. To further her interest in technology, in 2020 Maansi was selected to participate in Kode With Klossy, an organization which provides multi learning experiences that increase interest in STEAM at the intersection of technology and creativity for young women 13-18 across the country. Attending the program and interacting with her mentors and peers allowed her to connect with a powerful community of women. Maansi has experience coding in Java, Python, HTML, CSS, and Javascript and is pursuing a computer science major at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering.  She is eager to learn about machine learning and artificial intelligence software and is curious to see how these technologies will shape our future. She cherishes creating connections with people and thrives by challenging herself to grow and reflect everyday. In the workforce, she hopes to bring her enthusiasm, background, and lived experiences to contribute to the technologies that are produced today. Learn where Maansi's passion for both STEM and serving her community originated from, and how she now battles gender inequality in STEM by bringing free resources to students across the world.
30:37
October 19, 2021
Expressing Yourself Through the Arts ft. Molly Smith
Expressing Yourself Through the Arts ft. Molly Smith
Molly Smith is a 19 year old writer and filmmaker. Her film “Dear America” voiced the frustration of her generation on the heels of the Parkland, FL school shooting and garnered national attention, a National Student Production Emmy in the PSA category, and the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Youth Free Expression award. A storyteller first and foremost, Molly’s writing has been recognized with two Scholastic National Gold Medals, a top playwright under 24 designation from the Be Original Theatre Festival, and a National Student Production Emmy in the writing craft category. Molly was named a 2020 Cameron Impact Scholar by the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation and attends Yale University studying writing and film. In this episode, hear about where Molly's writing and film journey first began and how she navigates the film industry as a young woman, turning her ideas into reality.
29:50
October 12, 2021
Embracing Your Identity ft. Yasna Vismale
Embracing Your Identity ft. Yasna Vismale
Yasna Vismale is a polymath: as the author of "Werk Your Net", a composer, a professional model, researcher, and undergraduate at Columbia University. Growing up between Seattle and New York, receiving grants to travel to various corners of the world, and being of Japanese and Afro-Caribbean descent, Yasna considers herself an international citizen. Through her ability to convey stories throughout various mediums and to different audiences, Yasna hopes to use her platform to inform, educate, and inspire those around her to think critically about their ethical practices, expand their sense of compassion, and deepen their level of self-awareness and happiness to improve the quality of the human condition. Yasna has been featured by McKinsey, “Best of Prezi,” LinkedIn, Moevir, Columbia Sports, is a Forbes under 30 scholar, Global Kraft Scholar, Coca Cola Scholar, Questbridge Scholar, and serves as a board member to the Columbia Alumni Association and Second Century of the Core to restructure Columbia’s curriculum. Learn about how Yasna's identity, background, and various interests and work have shaped her and affected her experiences.
30:42
October 05, 2021
Blending Design and Emotional Intelligence ft. Rachel Weissman
Blending Design and Emotional Intelligence ft. Rachel Weissman
Rachel Weissman is the Founder & CEO of Design To Be, a community for designers to grow their emotional intelligence, an EQ Coach, and a Meditation & Yoga Teacher. Most recently, she was an Interaction Designer at Google, working on Google Maps and Search. Outside of her role, she was an active contributor to the Google Maps UX Wellbeing Committee, improving the wellbeing of Google Maps UXers. She was also a gPause Meditation Teacher, a mindfulness community for Googlers. Prior to Google, she was a Senior Product Designer at Salesforce, the Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Insights Abroad, an early-stage startup, and an Experience Designer at Digitas. Rachel is also the host of the Design To Be Conversation podcast, a keynote speaker, who speaks at the intersection of design, emotional intelligence, and meditation, and an avid writer with a monthly newsletter, Imprint. Learn about Rachel's design journey, along with the obstacles faced and lessons learned. Learn how she combines emotional intelligence and design in her projects and drives change through curiosity. 
31:31
September 28, 2021
Living Life to the Fullest ft. Jessica McDonald
Living Life to the Fullest ft. Jessica McDonald
Jessica McDonald is a podcast host and creative writer currently pursuing a degree in Psychology in downtown Toronto. Jessica's podcast, Human to Human was born out of meaningful conversations with best friends about navigating life in your 20’s. Jess often talks candidly on air about her dating experiences, therapy realizations, daily epiphanies, and the importance of trusting yourself. Through the uplifting community spaces Jess creates, she hopes to empower others to be their most genuine and authentic selves. Learn how Jessica first started her podcast and how she grows and learns something new from each episode and experience she encounters. Find out how you, too, can stay true to yourself and live life to the fullest, straying from hustle culture.
26:44
September 21, 2021
Serving Communities and Peers ft. Vivian Wang
Serving Communities and Peers ft. Vivian Wang
Vivian Wang (@vvivianwang on Instagram) is an incoming freshman at Stanford University studying computer science, symbolic systems, and Spanish. In high school, Vivian served as a Student Advisory Board Member at the Los Angeles Times High School Insider. She dedicated her journalism pieces to write about mindfulness, self-care, and mental health. As a social entrepreneur by day and computer scientist by night, Vivian has been involved with the Bank of America Student Leaders Program, DHL Global Youth Volunteer Leadership Fellowship, TEDx, National Center for Women & Information Technology, Kode With Klossy, and Girls Who Code. She is also a college admissions advisor who seeks to empower her advisees with meaningful college essay tips and strategies. Over the past six years, Vivian has led her nonprofit organization, Linens N Love. Leading an organization comes with great responsibility and significant time commitment, so Vivian enjoys talking with youth leaders about the importance of recognizing burnout, avoiding micromanaging, and establishing a balanced life. In this episode, learn how Vivian first started Linens N Love, along with how she continued to serve her community and balance her incredible work and projects as a high-school student.
28:55
September 14, 2021
Driving Change Through Passion ft. Mia Kotikovski
Driving Change Through Passion ft. Mia Kotikovski
Mia Kotikovski is an experienced leader and serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector. She is skilled in non-profit organization management, communications, recruitment, social impact, and outreach. Mia has founded Cultured Kids Cuisine with the mission of fostering cultural awareness through food, and since its founding, has made a positive impact on over 1,700 children worldwide through their free services and resources. Aside from her role as the President and CEO of Cultured Kids Cuisine, she has also founded a biomedical engineering/public health non-profit, Makers for Change, aimed to use 3D printing to bring medical supplies to underserved, marginalized communities. In addition to her entrepreneurial passions, she is also an avid clinical researcher, hospital volunteer, and public health advocate on her University campus. In this episode, listen as Mia takes us through her journey utilizing her passion for food/cooking and public health to change the world, and find out how she managed to overcome significant obstacles and expand her work!
32:47
September 07, 2021
Bridging Gaps in STEM Education ft. Archika Dogra
Bridging Gaps in STEM Education ft. Archika Dogra
Archika is a sophomore at Princeton University and the Founder of Innoverge, an international nonprofit empowering underrepresented and underserved youths with social impact-focused STEMxHumanities education. Innoverge has impacted 6,700+ youths in 14 countries and 54 locations, spanning 250+ free workshops, camps, and programs. Alongside educational outreach, Archika is passionate about the intersection of computer science and social innovation. She has previously interned under NASA, the University of Washington, and Sensoria Health, a bioinformatics wearable technology startup. This summer, she worked for CityTaps, a Parisian startup building technologies to bring affordable running water to poor urban households in developing countries. Archika's work has been featured in Forbes and Geekwire and she has been recognized as a 2019 Global Teen Leader and Mars Generation 24 under 24 Leader in STEM. Learn how Archika's STEM journey started and expanded, and how she now empowers thousands of youth to pursue this field.
35:37
August 31, 2021
Guiding Students to Educational Success ft. Marilyn Galiothe
Guiding Students to Educational Success ft. Marilyn Galiothe
Ms. Marilyn Galiothe is the Founder and Executive Director of Strive Survive Succeed, a community driven, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting East Bay underserved youth through scholarships, mentorship, college preparatory workshops and college campus tour. Marilyn was brought up in a Haitian household where education was very important and taught to be powerful; after graduating from high school, Marilyn obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a major in Business Management Economics and completed her Masters of Business Administration from St. Mary’s College of California with concentrations in Finance and International Management. In addition to operating Strive Survive Succeed, she is a finance professional at a Fortune 500 Company, active participant in multiple community service projects, a member of professional organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and an active component at her father’s church in Oakland. During her collegiate career she accessed invaluable experiences and knowledge and she wants to see more of East Bay youth exposed to the same opportunity. With her own personal encounter with life’s unfortunate circumstances and understanding the importance of education it is her desire to take part and strive for a change. As a scholarship recipient herself, she wants to give the same chance that was provided to her during her high school and collegiate years. Learn how Marilyn's experiences led to her journey with Strive Survive Succeed, and hear her advice about balancing work life with a personal life and tips on succeeding in college and beyond.
30:01
August 24, 2021
Uplifting Youth Through Technology ft. Abigayle Peterson
Uplifting Youth Through Technology ft. Abigayle Peterson
Abigayle Peterson is a 19 y/o Founder and CEO of Magnify Wellness,  an award-winning tech nonprofit whose mission is to ensure equal access to mental health support through outreach programs and technology. They are a mission to magnify one-million mental health resources! Recently, they were named Top 6 Global Health Innovations worldwide! Find out more here: magnifywellness.org As a passionate mental health advocate, storyteller, and lover of tech, she has been featured on 30+ platforms through her speaking engagements. She also uses her experience as a published writer, mentor + mentee, undergraduate SWE intern at Bank Of America, and undergraduate AI researcher to help underrepresented groups in STEM find their voice. Learn how Abigayle's past experiences led to her passion for battling the mental health stigma through technology and for empowering young minds in STEM.
38:49
August 17, 2021
Educating Society About Climate Change ft. Iris Samputu
Educating Society About Climate Change ft. Iris Samputu
Iris Samputu AKA sustainability_bae (she/her) is a chemical engineer and climate change activist working towards climate change education and awareness. She's currently pursuing a MASc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa after graduating with a BSc in Biochemistry and a BASc in Chemical Engineering. For her MASc Iris is working on designing membranes for CO2 capture for post fuel combustion applications to make fossil fuels a viable energy source and reduce the already emitted CO2. Iris also has an Instagram account @sustability_bae which she uses to help bridge the gap between activism and academia in climate change awareness and education. Learn about Iris's journey within the climate change movement and how she works within the intersection between environmental awareness and education.
24:50
August 10, 2021
Navigating the Environmental Movement as POC ft. Samia Shell
Navigating the Environmental Movement as POC ft. Samia Shell
Samia Shell is an environmental justice and human rights advocate as well as a fashion model. She is an incoming environmental law student at St. John’s University School of Law and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in French from St. John’s University. Samia manifests her passion for the environment and humanity through her studies and experience in international development, environmental litigation and policy, climate change, food systems, and conservation. She is a member of YOUNGO, the Official Youth Constituency to the UNFCCC, and engages with several other environmental advocacy constituencies. Her recent advocacy has focused on the global campaign for universal recognition of the human right to a healthy and sustainable environment, in addition to serving as a member of the Intergenerational Advisory Council for the Phoenix Consultation. Learn about Samia's journey and perspective in advocating for environmental justice, along with how her passion for social equity ties into it all.
45:09
August 03, 2021
Overcoming an Eating Disorder ft. Megan Larison
Overcoming an Eating Disorder ft. Megan Larison
Megan Larison currently lives in Jersey City and graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 2020. She is completing a 2 year postdoctoral pharmaceutical industry fellowship focused in oncology and is serving as the co-chief fellow for her company. Megan is passionate about sharing her personal and professional experiences to relate with others who may be going through similar paths. Megan has been recovered from an eating disorder for over 3 years now and feels stronger mentally and physically than ever. She believes mental health is just as important as physical health. Megan enjoys spending time with her dog, staying physically active and trying new restaurants in her free time. Learn about Megan's struggles with an eating disorder and her incredible recovery journey, along with how her experience shaped her perspectives and mindset.
27:31
July 27, 2021
Advocating for Climate Justice ft. Heizal Nagginda
Advocating for Climate Justice ft. Heizal Nagginda
Heizal Nagginda is a climate and environmental activist from Uganda. She is the founder of Climate Operation, a youth led organisation whose mission is to educate Ugandan children and communities about climate change and its intersection with other social issues such as health and gender. Climate Operation also involves young people in climate related activism in the form of tree planting activities. Heizal is passionate about creating a more inclusive space where young people's voices are amplified and through Climate Operation's storytelling series, young people get to share their experiences of how the climate crisis has not only impacted them but what they are doing to ensure that they advocate for a safer, cleaner, and fairer environment. Learn how Heizal began and continues her advocacy work, and better understand the human impact that comes with climate change. Find out how youth can battle the climate crisis together.
39:09
July 20, 2021
Living a Life of Confidence ft. Kisha (Coach K) Simmons
Living a Life of Confidence ft. Kisha (Coach K) Simmons
Kisha “Coach K” Simmons mission is to enrich, equip and educate women with confidence to walk worthy in their calling. It’s been stated that  confidence is an important contributor to a person's performance. In business, confidence is the unlock to experiencing increased profits and potential. Personally, confidence will increase your self-esteem and assist in attracting positivity. From customized “Confidence K.I.C.K.” workshops, Business Leadership training, K.I.C.K.start Business Intensives, International Retreats, Coaching, Motivational segments, and Content-Driven Speaking Engagements, Coach K empowers each person to, KICKstart their confidence in order to increase Profits & Unlock Potential! With 20+ years in Business Leadership, being recognized for People Development, increasing million dollar profits for multiple Fortune 500 brands, Coach K is the go to Confidence Coach to bring your business to the next level. She now shares her expertise and partners with others on her new talk show Getting Candid with Coach K. Learn how Coach K overcame mental health challenges and used her experiences as inspiration to empower youth and help others live their lives with confidence. 
28:42
July 13, 2021
Reinventing the Perception of STEM ft. Izzy Lapidus
Reinventing the Perception of STEM ft. Izzy Lapidus
Izzy is a rising-sophomore at Barnard College of Columbia University studying Computer Science and Education. Izzy is a prominent voice in the girls in STEM community, frequently delivering talks sharing her STEM story, encouraging her audiences to explore and pursue their own STEM passions. Since July 2020, Izzy has delivered and spoken on 30+ workshops and panels, reaching thousands of students worldwide. Izzy is passionate about using tech to story tell, express herself, and make the world a better place. She plans to use her CS degree to teach others how to code and develop innovative approaches to CS education. As an intern in the American Museum of Natural History's astrophysics department in 2019-2020, Izzy's team discovered brown dwarf 2M2351B 66 light-years from Earth. Izzy is committed to completely re-imagining the way we view STEM as a society. Learn how Izzy ignited and explored her passions in astrophysics and computer science, along with her experiences in advocating for gender equality in STEM. Find out how she hopes to rebrand the view society has on this field, in addition to how you can contribute to this mission by exploring and sharing your STEM skills with the world.
43:36
July 06, 2021
Defining Mental Health as a Physical Health ft. Anouska Saraf
Defining Mental Health as a Physical Health ft. Anouska Saraf
Anouska Saraf (she/her) is a rising Sophomore at UCLA majoring in Biology. She plans to pursue medicine and is passionate about increasing accessibility to science and education. She founded Speak Now: Mental Health Awareness Campaign at 15 to inform and educate young people in her community about mental illness, and was invited to give a TEDx talk at 17. She is also the Co-Founder of milkshakefrommars.blog, a platform that represents and celebrates women in STEM from all across the world. She also loves to write and be outdoors. In this episode, Anouska shares her experience with mental health and her journey exploring mental illness and neuropsychiatry, in addition to her knowledge on the subject. Learn how Anouska believes youth can fight back against the mental health stigma and battle mental health struggles of their own.
29:54
June 30, 2021
Manifesting Your Dream Life ft. Judy Rina
Manifesting Your Dream Life ft. Judy Rina
Judy Rina ditched her 9-5 cubicle job in the finance world to answer a soul calling to live a life of freedom and passion. Today, she is a content creator and blogger and is passionate about helping others realize their true potential, and live in their purpose. She talks about manifesting goals, living your dream life, and becoming the best version of yourself all while sharing her own personal journey of creating a life filled with joy & purpose. When she is not working on her blog, she is helping her fiance run a multi-media production company, called Pathfinder Productions. Together they're on a mission to make a positive impact on the world and the people around them through the art of content creation. Find out how Judy's decision changed her entire life plan and mindset, leading her to help others use the power of their words and minds to carry out their own dream lives as well.
37:18
June 15, 2021
Battling Societal Expectations as Youth ft. Fabiana Romain
Battling Societal Expectations as Youth ft. Fabiana Romain
At 16 years old, Fabiana Romain runs her own podcast called "Mind Uncovered", in which she explores how daily life situations affect the mind, brain, and mental health. Taking part in debate competitions made her realize the power of words, and she decided to use hers to spread awareness about one of the things she's passionate about, along with sharing that passion with others. She is also the founder and CEO of the Mind Uncovered Initiative, with the vision to have a world where young people care deeply about their minds and brains and are further interested in issues related to them. Fabiana hopes to become a neurologist in the future, but for now, she hopes to major in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. She loves reading and writing, and is hoping to publish a poetry book in the near future. As teens, we all go through different struggles, but they're not always easy to battle on our own, whether it's about societal pressures and expectations or issues with mental health. Listen to how Fabiana's personal experiences as a high-school student has taught her how to battle these struggles and speak up about these topics through her own podcast. Find out how she believes we can come together to fight these stigmas and expectations, along with what her advice is for struggling youth out there.
32:00
June 08, 2021
Becoming a Published Teen Author ft. Risha Chaurasia
Becoming a Published Teen Author ft. Risha Chaurasia
Risha Chaurasia is a 14 year old author, blogger and literature advocate spreading positivity through writing from India.  She published 2 books so far, TRUCE and Tales of Twinkling Tweens.Her books are available on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format. Her blog is called Straight From My Pen on Instagram. She is also a literature advocate and has advocated for the love of reading on both national and international platforms. Find her on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. In this episode, Risha takes you behind the scenes of writing and publishing novels by the age of 13, while also balancing a social life, academics, and running a blog on the side. Find out what her motivation is for reading and writing, along with the impact she strives to create through her work.
34:46
June 01, 2021
Tackling the Mental Health Stigma Through Film ft. Ella Greenwood
Tackling the Mental Health Stigma Through Film ft. Ella Greenwood
At the age of only 19, Ella is the director of Broken Flames Productions, which is building a slate of mental health based projects, and has had her work selected for BAFTA accredited festivals and featured by various news outlets. She works as a mental health activist and is an ambassador for teen mental health charity stem4. She is campaigning for better representation of mental health in the media, and was awarded Positive Female Role Model Of The Year at the Darkus Magazine Awards. Her first short film Faulty Roots which she made when she was only 18, was nominated for Best Script by Film The House which is run by Parliament and sponsored by Disney, Warner Bros, Lionsgate & more. Her animated short 'Dreary Days' premiered at Enimation film festival and was just selected for Monstra Film Festival, one of the biggest animation festivals. She is also working on a new film "Self-Charm" and "Smudged Smile." In this episode, Ella talks about how her work spreads mental health awareness, along with how she first discovered her passion for film.
34:32
May 24, 2021
Becoming a Recording Artist ft. ANON
Becoming a Recording Artist ft. ANON
ANON is a recording artist from the Bay Area, CA. She has been recording music for a little over 2 years and has been releasing her work on major platforms such as Apple & Spotify. She is a big advocate of self care and holistic wellness which has been a strong influence in her life as well as her music. She encourages emotional release to those listening to her work for the full experience. Her biggest goal as an artist is to bring healing to her audience through her music. Find out how she completely changed her career path after taking time off school, eventually opting out completely, and instead pursuing her passion for becoming a music recording artist. In today's episode, ANON talks about how her main focus changed from graduating college and obtaining a 9-5 job, to finding the key to living her life to the fullest, free of burdens.
33:45
April 13, 2021
Landing Your Dream Internship and Career ft. Stephanie Nuesi
Landing Your Dream Internship and Career ft. Stephanie Nuesi
Stephanie Nuesi is the CEO and Founder of Max Up, a career coaching firm whose mission is to maximize the potential of the future leaders of the nation. She has interned in various top accounting firms, tech companies and different banks in New York City and California. Stephanie is passionate about career coaching and public speaking. She has given over 100 workshops and events in 7 countries and has been guest speaker for companies like Wiley, The AICPA, UBS, and more. Stephanie has been featured on The Well, The CPA Journal, Josh Talks USA, and more. She has helped over 1,000 students and professionals from all over the world with her company Max Up, where she provides career coaching and professional development strategies and resources to help them land their dream careers. Because of her passion to keep involved with the community, she was chosen as a 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar. Learn about how Stephanie went from barely being able to speak English as a newcomer to the U.S., to helping thousands of individuals in America land their dream careers, while also sharing her own story to the world at the same time.
38:34
April 06, 2021
Founding a Thriving Company ft. Georgia Messinger
Founding a Thriving Company ft. Georgia Messinger
Georgia Messinger (she/her/hers) is a junior at Harvard studying psychology and computer science from Los Angeles, CA. She is the founder of two companies Trill Project, an anonymous social network for mental health peer support, and Girls Get IT, a computer science education and mentorship program for female-identifying and non-binary elementary schoolers. She is also an early team member at Valance, a professional network for people of color, where she manages the Valence Funding Network to connect more Black founders with access to capital for their companies. She is the daughter of immigrants, mixed-race, and a first generation student who deeply believes in using her education and experience in the world of social entrepreneurship to help others. All her work focuses on the intersection between social impact and technology. You can follow Georgia on Instagram @geoorgiaaa and Twitter @geomessinger. Learn about how she founded and manages two successful startups, and how she balances her academic work and entrepreneurial ventures at the same time. Find out what encouraged her to dive deep into entrepreneurship and create supportive communities.
25:21
March 30, 2021
Changing the World Through Empathy ft. Tarina Ahuja
Changing the World Through Empathy ft. Tarina Ahuja
Tarina Ahuja is a freshman at Harvard who cares deeply about social justice and civil rights issues. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Young Khalsa Girls, a grassroots organization founded in 2012 with a mission of empowering young girls to serve their communities through selfless service and advocacy. She is also the co-founder and president of The Greater Good Initiative, a youth-led, youth-run, national policy think-tank working to write and advocate for policy at the local, state, and federal levels in the sectors of economy, public health, education, civil rights, and environment. She is the youth ambassador for the National Democratic Institute’s and Running Start’s DISRUPTHER program, an initiative envisioned to increase women’s political participation around the world. She was the youth keynote speaker at the Madeline Albright lunch and the Foreign Policy HerPower Summit in 2019. At Harvard, she currently serves as a representative on the Undergraduate Council (Harvard College’s Student Government), a representative on the Service to Society Council, and chair of the Institute of Politics CIVICS program. Learn how Tarina utilizes her focus on empathy to make a real impact, and how she stays driven throughout all her work. Find out why she believes that youth are at the center of all this change, and how you can be a part of it all.
39:31
March 26, 2021
Diving Deep Into Neuroscience ft. Chinmayi Balusu
Diving Deep Into Neuroscience ft. Chinmayi Balusu
Chinmayi Balusu is an undergraduate sophomore pursuing neuroscience and medical humanities at Columbia University. At 16 years old, she founded Simply Neuroscience, a global student-led non-profit organization dedicated to expanding interdisciplinary neuroscience and psychology education, outreach, and awareness for over 30,000 students worldwide. She is also a researcher with a background in neurodegeneration and is currently contributing to cognitive neuroscience and brain injury studies. For her work investigating the effects of a longevity compound on brain tissue in age-related diseases in mice, she was named an International Science and Engineering Fair finalist and the California Science and Engineering Fair's Student of the Year in 2019. Chinmayi is passionate about youth science communication, building inclusive spaces for women in STEM, mentorship, and public speaking. She is a Presidential Volunteer Sevice Award, Daily Point of Light Award, and Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient for her community service.  Learn about how Chinmayi's once-small project turned into her biggest one yet, and how she is empowering people of all ages to further explore the world of neuroscience and psychology. Find out how you, too, can get involved, and how you can use your own passions to create change.
37:27
March 23, 2021
Building a Successful Nonprofit ft. Audrey Pe
Building a Successful Nonprofit ft. Audrey Pe
Audrey Pe (@audreyisabelpe) is a student at Stanford University and the founder and executive director of WiTech (@witechorg) — a nonprofit organization based in the Philippines that aims to educate, inspire, and empower youth to break gender barriers and use tech to make a difference in society. Her work with WiTech has garnered her recognition as a 2019 Global Teen Leader, 2020 Pinterest Council of Courage member, 2018 Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs District awardee, 2019 Zonta Women in Technology Asia-Pacific District Scholar, Opportunity Desk 30 Under 30 Changemaker, 2020 Women in IT Advocate of the Year Finalist, and 2019 Women in Tech Global Aspiring Teen Award Finalist. A two-time TEDx, ASEAN and UN speaker, she has delivered over 30+ talks and has also been featured in local and international publications like Forbes, Esquire, and Elite Daily. Find out what inspired Audrey to start WiTech, and how her passion for WiTech's mission led her to make her startup a success, with a reach of thousands of individuals from across the world. Learn about her experiences, her impact, and how you can also take the initiative to make an impact of your own!
36:01
March 19, 2021
Amplifying Voices of POC ft. Grace Wang
Amplifying Voices of POC ft. Grace Wang
Grace is a high-school senior from Texas. Through her passion in journalism, she founded Voices of POC, where she amplifies the voices of POC by sharing their stories. She has been a part of her school’s yearbook staff for three years, which is where she found her passion for journalism, as she really enjoys speaking with people. Whether that comes in the form of an interview or a conversation with friends, it brings her a lot of joy when she can connect with someone’s emotions and thoughts. A current goal of hers is to constantly shed light on the voices of minorities and uncover the ongoing racism in our communities. Listen to how Grace's interest in journalism led her to start Voices of POC, and find out how the conversations she's had with strangers has impacted her life, along with the importance of amplifying these voices through her work.
27:07
March 16, 2021
Exploring Scientific Research ft. Shriya Naidu
Exploring Scientific Research ft. Shriya Naidu
Shriya is a postgraduate in Neuro-psychology and currently works with IIT Gandhinagar on Outreach projects for Cognitive Science. Her past successful projects include the Brain Awareness Week in May 2020 with support from Dana foundation and International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and NeuroNovember 2020 - a collaborative event with Stimulus and Project Encephalon. She aims to make science available to communities and societies to encourage public health awareness and build curiosity in science. She is also a passionate environmentalist and conducts campaigns that help people adopt a low waste lifestyle. In today's episode, Shriya discusses the lack of research and field exploration opportunities in subjects such as psychology or cognitive science. Listen to how Shriya tackles this topic through founding Stimulus, and how you can get involved in research now!
40:38
March 12, 2021
Designing Your Own Future ft. Grace Ling
Designing Your Own Future ft. Grace Ling
Grace Ling is a Designer at Electronic Arts and the Founder & Design Lead of the Design Buddies community (16K+ members). Outside of design and community building, she has her own art business and designs merchandise. She also creates content for social media and her blog to help students, designers, and community builders with a total following of 40K+. In the past, she designed and developed virtual reality games to train surgeons and to make education fun. She has also done over 60 speaking engagements on topics relating to design, career growth, networking, and personal branding. You can check out her work at https://grace-ling.com/ In this episode, Grace talks about how she completely changed her career path and landed a job at EA, while still a student, through determination and her own persistence in self-learning new concepts, while landing an internship almost solely through networking. Hear all about how she took her passion in art to create a design community and shape her exciting future.  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/graceling Grace: https://www.instagram.com/irungracepace/ Art: https://www.instagram.com/candyleaf_/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/candyleaf_ Portfolio: https://www.grace-ling.com/ Design Buddies (website): https://designbuddies.community/ Design Buddies (join): https://discord.gg/designbuddies
38:12
March 09, 2021
Collaboration Over Competition ft. Naomi Porter
Collaboration Over Competition ft. Naomi Porter
Naomi Porter is a 16-year-old serial entrepreneur, education reform advocate and public speaker from Los Angeles, California.  She is the C.E.O. of two businesses:  Spice it Up and Bright Futures. Naomi is a 2020 Gold Award Girl Scout for launching EntrepreYOUership - a  project that widens youth access to entrepreneurial education. “You can do it too” is the tag line to encourage youth to see themselves as  entrepreneurs who can create a product or service, even when they are young.  Her team has provided entrepreneurial education to 250+ youth through 25+ virtual workshops. She is also a Global Research and Design Intern for Girl Scouts of the USA through which she has lead national focus groups, hosted a TV show, and provided relevant content for youth.   In today's episode, Naomi and Allene discuss the importance of collaboration when it comes to Entrepreneurship, along with both the thrills and challenges of it all. Listen to how Naomi started her first business when she was only 11 years old, and how it led her to explore more ventures, changing the world one step of a time.
46:38
March 05, 2021
Living Authentically ft. Hailey Rodgers
Living Authentically ft. Hailey Rodgers
Hailey Rodgers is an author, blogger, podcaster, and an aspiring life coach and entrepreneur. She published her first book, See Me: Becoming Your Authentic Self, in 2019. See Me is a self-help book geared towards young adults and it aims to inspire readers to live an authentic life. She is excited to publish my second book in December 2021. Furthermore, she launched her podcast, See Me Show, in 2020 which promotes the same message. She is also the current Co-President of a charity called Step Above Stigma (SAS). Their goal is to improve the accessibility of mental health care across Canada. Through all of their fundraisers, 100% of the profits will go to mental health organizations across Canada. Through their fundraisers, sock sales, and other events and initiatives, they work towards educating the public on the importance of mental wellness while donating money to mental health charities. She is also in her fourth year of commerce at Queen’s University, and when she graduates, she will be doing a summer start-up incubator program where she will be launching a business and is also working toward her life coaching certification.  Listen to our discussion on living authentically, advocating for mental health awareness, and productivity. Hear all about Hailey's journey, from leading a charity, to writing a book, to hosting a podcast--she's done it all!
45:30
March 02, 2021
Overcoming Abuse ft. Kaitlyn Vail
Overcoming Abuse ft. Kaitlyn Vail
Kaitlyn is the founder of Supporting Smiles, which is a mental health based organization based around the awareness and education of mental health and its surrounding topics. Her reason for starting her organization came from her own mental health journey and narcissistic/emotional abuse. Her father abused her mentally and emotionally for a couple of years and after almost 2 years, she got the courage to leave and not stay with him again. After she left, she spent a year trying to find herself and grow herself mentally until about a year later when he started contacting her. From April-June 2020, he was contacting her and things were going downhill, until her mother started to notice, leading her to go back to counseling. In late June, she came up with the idea of her organization and ran it past her counselor and she loved it! Her organization helped her cope while researching and educating on different aspects of mental health. That brings her to now, where she is still venturing through her personal growth journey and loves her organization, team, and the projects they are working on, and she is still completely surprised about how much they grew in little time. In today's episode, we cover different, heavier types of topics, focusing on abuse, the stigma around therapy and mental health, and how Kaitlyn managed to use Supporting Smiles as a way to overcome these struggles.
27:35
February 25, 2021
Changing the Status Quo ft. Bethany Huang
Changing the Status Quo ft. Bethany Huang
Currently a student at the University of California, Irvine, Bethany is a political science and music double major. Bethany recently ran for Irvine Unified School District Board of Education in  the 2020 general elections, making her the youngest candidate to ever  run for that position. She also started playing the piano at the age of  6, and recently appeared on the 2020 Graduate Together Show, hosted by Lebron James and featuring appearances from President Barack Obama. She  has also been featured on news networks such as CBS and KCAL-9. Bethany performed as an exhibitor guest for the Pearl River Piano Group at the National Association of Music Merchants Show, and  was named an Orange  County Register Artist of the Year semifinalist.  Hear us talk about mental health struggles throughout high school, along with the stress of college applications and being a young leader. Listen to how Bethany's passion for music, in addition to her incredible persistence and determination, helped her through the challenges she faced.
29:03
February 23, 2021
Tackling College Applications ft. Dyllen Nellis
Tackling College Applications ft. Dyllen Nellis
Dyllen Nellis is a visual artist and performer studying Art Practice and Symbolic Systems at Stanford University. She works across multiple disciplines ranging from traditional, digital, and experimental media, to musical theatre, dance, and singing/songwriting. In addition to her interest in art and tech, she is passionate about making college application strategies more accessible for students. As a college consultant, she creates educational content on YouTube, works individually with students, and has launched a comprehensive online college essay course at CollegeEssayAdvice.com. In this episode, Dyllen talks about her incredible background in various forms of art, along with her personal journey of tackling her college applications. Accepted at 8/8 of the schools she's applied to, including Stanford, NYU, and USC, listen to how her experiences led her to create a YouTube channel and business dedicated to helping others succeed in that same process.
47:58
February 20, 2021
Building a Community for Girls ft. Naama Barnea-Goraly
Building a Community for Girls ft. Naama Barnea-Goraly
Naama Barnea-Goraly M.D. received her medical degree from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in  Jerusalem, Israel, and her clinical training in Child and Adolescent  Psychiatry as well as a post-doctoral neuroimaging research fellowship  at Stanford University. She then went on to work as an Instructor and  brain researcher at Stanford. Her research, on brain structure in  disorders affecting social cognition, was published extensively in  leading psychiatric and neuroscience journals, and presented in  international conferences. In the course of her work she became  interested in gender differences in social cognition, gender equality,  and the importance of supportive authentic communities, especially for  girls and women. This led her out of the lab and into the real world to  found “Girltelligence”, a girl empowerment app for teen girls and young  women to find a supportive community and resources to support their  mental health and reach their full potential. This episode, we're talking with Dr. Naama Barnea-Goraly, a current psychiatrist, a former researcher and mentor at Stanford University, and a co-founder of Girltelligence. Listen to us discuss the importance and wonders of research, along with the gender inequities throughout the world. Hear Dr. Naama talk about her personal experience and challenges with being a woman in STEM, along with her journey in building a community for girls through Girltelligence. 
38:00
February 16, 2021
The Power of Storytelling ft. Shailee Sankhala
The Power of Storytelling ft. Shailee Sankhala
Shailee Sankhala is the founder and president of Crossroads Initiative. Stemming from her passion for  storytelling and mental health advocacy, she created Crossroads as a way  to give teenagers the opportunity of self expression. Through this  organization, she hopes to decrease the mental health stigma by  appreciating the unnoticed mental struggles that people face in their lives. Outside of Crossroads Initiative, she is also a  filmmaker in her school’s broadcast, where she continues to pursue her  love for storytelling. Join Shailee and Allene's conversation about the struggles of mental health among high school students in a competitive atmosphere, and hear us tackle the topic of prioritizing mental health over academics or extracurriculars. Listen to how Shailee founded Crossroads Initiative and how she's been using the power of storytelling to spread mental health awareness everywhere.
30:41
February 09, 2021
Empowering Women in STEM ft. Chahak Pahwa
Empowering Women in STEM ft. Chahak Pahwa
Chahak Pahwa is the founder and president of  GirlSTEMpowered- an international youth organization that aims to  encourage interest in STEM amongst high school girls. Since the inception of the organization, she has built a team of over 70  enthusiastic girls from 5 countries across the globe. As of now, GirlSTEMpowered has curated content on several modern STEM concepts,  from neuroplasticity to dark matter, in ways that appeal to the  interests of young girls, organized webinars that allow girls to network  with women pursuing college degrees and careers in STEM, and recognized  female scientists and entrepreneurs that have shattered glass ceilings  in their fields! Besides her passion for empowering girls to pursue STEM, she is an avid writer. She was awarded the Hindustan Times Scholarship in 2016 and was recognized as one of the brightest young minds in the city.  In today's episode, host Allene Yue interviews Chahak Pahwa, the founder of GirlSTEMpowered, all the way from India. Hear us discuss imposter syndrome faced by women everywhere, along with the importance of building community and combining STEM with various other fields. Learn about Chahak's story in founding her organization, her interest in the life sciences, and find out what she has planned for the future!
34:50
February 02, 2021
Changing the World of Politics ft. Jackie Bueno
Changing the World of Politics ft. Jackie Bueno
Jackie Bueno is the proud daughter of immigrant parents from Nicaragua and the Philippines. Jackie is a Cal graduate and the Founder of Empower to Change (e2c). Jackie's love of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) led her to  initially started her professional career working in digital politics  after graduating from Cal. Jackie first worked at a Democratic Super PAC, then worked in Congress for a first-term  Congressman from Chicago. Through this experience, Jackie switched her career to tech to become more well-rounded as a young  professional and pursue her interests in the intersection of politics  and tech. Jackie currently works in tech sales covering government accounts in her territory. Jackie's aim is to address issues of DEI in the tech space when she's not running e2c. In today's episode, host Allene Yue interviews Jackie Bueno about her experiences in the political and technological world at an early age. Listen to Jackie talk about her journey, graduating from UC Berkeley, moving to Washington D.C., and then moving back to California, and hear about how her incredible experiences and fascinating jobs led her to found Empower to Change.
34:24
January 26, 2021
Her Journey Teaser
Her Journey Teaser
Allene, founder and executive director of Self-care Support, is hosting a new podcast for her organization! Stay tuned to listen to the amazing stories of inspirational women across the world; learn about both their impact, and how they managed to get to where they are now!
01:50
January 18, 2021