Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CAREER PATHS TO REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL International Student Conversation Series

November 3, 2015 | 6-8 PM
The Career Center, Mary Gates Hall, Room 134
Please join a diverse panel of young professionals
across technology, education, public service, and startups
for an interactive workshop about utilizing your college years
to develop a thriving and meaningful career.
All majors are encouraged to attend.

Di Ye is founder and coach of ZHENNOVATE LLC, a talent development firm specialized in equipping people with skills needed to thrive in career and personal life. With her coaching and consulting services, Di supports her clients on personal development, career, and life decisions, as well as design thinking and leadership development. She also advises educational organizations in social-emotional intelligence development. Di is a former program manager for Microsoft, an MIT graduate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a founder of several mindfulness and educational initiatives. She has interned with Seagate, Qualcomm and researched with MIT Media Lab as well as Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Having grown up in China, Di supports international students on their cultural adaptation journey.

Kurt von Laven is a software engineer at Endless, where he helps develop an operating system for the developing world. While a software engineer at Google, he helped raise over $25,000 for a variety of initiatives increasing access to education for African children. He graduated in the top 20% of his class from Stanford in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He helped Stanford save trees and ~$100,000 by co-organizing a program to reduce paper towel consumption. Kurt is an American-Costa Rican and hails from Alabama. He cares deeply about helping others discover and pursue their passions.

Chelsea Lei is a public policy professional passionate about helping individuals and communities realize their potentials. She currently works as a performance auditor at the legislative branch of King County government. Prior to moving to Seattle, she was a researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Chelsea holds an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.A. from Stanford University. During her student years, she completed internships at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Apple Inc., American Express, Community Service Society of New York, and The New York Times. Chelsea hails from China and now finds herself at home in the Pacific Northwest.

Bao Truong currently works as a nuclear engineer at TerraPower LLC, an energy innovation company. Bao is a graduate of MIT, where he earned his Ph.D., Master and Bachelor degrees in Nuclear Science & Engineering. He is on the board of the MIT Club of Puget Sound and interviews college applicants to MIT as an Educational Councilor. During his student years, Bao won various scholarships and fellowships to support his undergraduate and graduate studies. He also completed internships in organizations across academia, national laboratory and industry in the United States and Europe. Bao hails from Vietnam and now lives with his family in Bellevue.