Session 2: 11:00AM to 12:15PM, choose one to attend

Seminar: Converting Your Academic CV to a Non-Academic Resumé (STEM)
Panel: Arts & Culture (HSS)
Workshop: Redefining Networking
Panel: Management and Business

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Workshop: Converting your Academic CV to a Non-Academic Résumé (STEM)

When you are looking to transition from the academic world into the corporate world, a succinct and strategically written document about you is a must. That document is a resume. An effective resume guides a future conversation to where you want it to go, using relevant accomplishments and customized value. When well written, a resume will maintain the audience’s attention and limit distractions. This is the most effective way to relay your intended brand. Crafting this type of document requires insight into who you are, your unique value proposition as well as what are the needs of the reader. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to assess your business value, deconstruct the needs of your audience and refine your messaging in a 1-2 page resume that can be used in a variety of settings. Don’t settle for a static, historical document that lists tasks and duties. Create a dynamic forward thinking resume that resonates with your reader and guides your future interaction.
Mary McHale
Mary McHale brings a unique blend of experience from her work in the corporate and higher education arenas. Mary holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Human Development and Communication. She received her Masters of Education degree at the University of Vermont in Higher Education Administration. Mary worked as an administrator at Northern Arizona University, Loyola Marymount University and the University of San Francisco. Mary also worked for 10 years in corporate consulting in Change Management, Organizational Development and Strategy with Changeworks, Inc. and Accenture. Today, as a Career Advisor with CS Advising, Mary enjoys helping clients explore their career goals and discover the path to their future career.

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Panel: Arts & Culture (HSS)

Committed to public engagement with the arts and fostering cultural exchange? Hear from humanities PhDs thriving in careers in film & media, museums, and the nonprofit sector.
Amadeus Regucera
Artistic Production Director (SFCMP), Production Director (Eco Ensemble), Operations Manager (UCBSO) at San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP), Eco Ensemble, UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) - PhD in Music
Amadeus Regucera has worked as a composer, performer, and producer of new music since completing his doctorate in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. As Artistic Production Director for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Production Director of UC Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble, and Operations Manager for the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus has produced full concert seasons, as well as a variety of large scale and portrait concerts, composer residencies and special projects. Amadeus has devoted his career to the creation of contemporary music and to the production of events and concerts that bring this music to audiences worldwide. Amadeus specializes in contemporary chamber and orchestral music. His own compositions have been performed internationally at ManiFeste, the Festival Musica, Voix Nouvelles (France), the Resonant Bodies Festival and the SONiC Festival (New York), the Havana Festival of Contemporary Music as part of the American Composers Forum artist delegation, the Hong Kong Modern Academy, the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany, the Impuls Academy (Austria), June in Buffalo, and the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts. Groups such as Ensemble Linea, Alarm Will Sound, JACK string quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, EXAUDI vocal ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and Duo Cortona have performed his music.
Kim Tran
Freelance Journalist - PhD in Ethnic Studies
Kim Tran is finishing her Ph.D in Ethnic Studies and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at UC Berkeley. Her research explores how Asian American communities build solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. She’s an Executive Publisher with Third Woman Press: Queer and Feminist of Color Publishing and a contributing writer for Everyday Feminism. Kim’s work has been featured on Vice News, PRI, Ms. Magazine, Vox and Mic.
Lauren Palmor
Assistant Curator of American Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - PhD in Art History
Lauren Palmor is the Curatorial Assistant for American Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Washington and a Master of Arts with Merit in the History of Art and History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has held fellowships at Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has worked for a number of institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Frye Art Museum. Her publications include contributions to various exhibition catalogues, including Revelations: Art from the African American South(Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2017) and the forthcoming publication Cult of the Machine Precisionism and American Art(Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in association with Yale University Press, 2018). She is the two-time recipient of the Kollar Endowed Fellowship in American Art, a Luce American Art Dissertation Research Award, and a Presidential Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Washington.
Matthew Tiews
Associate Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University - PhD in Comparative Literature
Matthew Tiews has worked to implement the university-wide Arts Initiative at Stanford University since 2010, first as executive director of arts programs, then as associate dean for the advancement of the arts and now as associate vice president for the arts. Begun in 2006, the Arts Initiative has been a strategic effort to make the arts fundamental to a 21st-century Stanford education, to connect the arts across disciplines, and to build the resources to make the arts a vibrant part of the university’s offerings to its campus and community. As part of the Initiative, Tiews has been responsible for bringing online the new facilities in Stanford’s Arts District, particularly Bing Concert Hall, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, and the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History. He also developed Roble Arts Gym and other student-facing facilities across campus and has created numerous interdisciplinary programs drawing on Stanford’s research strengths. As associate vice president for the arts, Tiews oversees Stanford’s non-departmental arts organizations and serves as primary point person in the strategic planning process for the next phase of the arts at Stanford. Trained in acting and piano performance, Tiews holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a doctorate from Stanford in comparative literature.
Eric Blind
Director of Heritage Programs and Sites for the Presidio Trust - PhD in Anthropology
Eric Blind is the Director of Heritage Programs and Sites for the Presidio Trust. As an archaeologist at the Presidio since 1998, Blind established the Presidio’s state-of-the-art Archaeology Lab and authored the plan for public archaeology at the Spanish Colonial site of El Presidio. He directed the development of the public programs and exhibition galleries in the Officers’ Club, which opened in 2014 and combines cutting edge exhibits and a full calendar of concerts, discussions, film screenings, and more that connect visitors to their heritage. Eric also directs all the educational staff of the Presidio Trust who serve school age children in a variety of experiences from curriculum based field trips to overnight camping experiences. He serves on the executive team of the Park Youth Collaborative, which aims to broaden and deepen the impact national parks can have in the lives of young people. Eric earned a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and has performed archaeological fieldwork in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. His work has been featured in the SF Chronicle, Bay Area Backroads, KQED’s Spark, PBS series America’s History in the Making, the History Detectives website, and the Travel Channel series Metropolis. He was the recipient of the California Governor’s Award in 2004. Eric and his wife are raising two beautiful children, a dog he found in Alaska, and six chickens.

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Workshop: Redefining Networking

Generally people think they know what networking is and how it's done. But most are missing the foundation of what it really is and the main principles of effective networking. In this workshop we'll begin by deconstructing networking from the ground up and building up principles of "real" networking that translate to actual success in life and career. We'll make practical action plans about what you can do today to start building your network.
Sahar Yousef
Leader and Organizer of Products Initiatives and Humans - Ph.D. Candidate in Vision Science
Sahar is a 6th year PhD student in Vision Science. Her research interests are centered mostly on neuroplasticity—the possibility of the brain changing for the better, and applications for tools and therapies stemming from these changes, specifically aiming to train attention and memory. Before and during her BA in Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley, she was active in community building and leadership, elected as the youngest student member of the Ohlone College Board of Trustees to date. Sahar co-founded and directed the California Cognitive Science Conference, served as President to multiple organizations, and was granted several awards for leadership excellence. Sahar has also been facilitating a course at Cal teaching Tamarkoz® (Sufi meditation) since 2010.

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Panel: Management and Business

Interested in a career in Management or Business? Hear how PhDs entered the field and their career in Industry.
Tatyana Mamut
General manager and director at Amazon - PhD in Economic and Cultural Anthropology
Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader, product innovator, and economic anthropologist. She is General Manager & Director of Product at Amazon Web Services, where she is driving the development of a revolutionary new digital product. Before that, she was Vice President & Head of Product Experience for the Salesforce IoT Cloud, a big data, real-time event processing platform. She also led Salesforce’s Re-Invention of the premier CRM product, culminating in the “Lightning Experience.” Tatyana also built and led the Organization Design Practice at global design firm IDEO. She led many high-stakes IDEO engagements including the creation of digital tools to drive citizen engagement and cultural transformation for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, development and scaling of a User-Centered Innovation Culture at Life Technologies, and the Human Centered Design (HCD) Toolkit for the Gates Foundation. She has also founded two successful consulting businesses, Emergent Thinking and CS Solutions. She has won numerous design awards for her work at IDEO and holds multiple design patents for her work at Salesforce and Amazon. Tatyana has a PhD in economic anthropology from UC Berkeley and a BA in economics from Amherst College. She is a keynote speaker at global conferences and lectures at the Stanford D-School, focusing on technology & innovation — as well as the role of leadership & culture in creating and sustaining long-term competitive advantage in a rapidly-changing world.
Lane Weaver
Senior Manager in the Market Analysis & Strategy group at Genentech- PhD Bioengineering
Lane is currently a Senior Manager in the Market Analysis & Strategy group at Genentech, where he supports BD efforts, clinical development planning, and strategy for commercial & developmental-stage products. Prior to Genentech, Lane was a Senior Life Sciences Specialist (LSS) Consultant in L.E.K.’s San Francisco office, where he completed ~15 strategic engagements in the life sciences sector for biotech, pharmaceutical, life science tools, provider, venture capital, and PE clients. Before L.E.K., Lane was a graduate student in the Joint Bioengineering Program at Berkeley / UCSF, where he developed metabolic engineering methods for the production of renewable biofuels, biochemicals, and pharmaceuticals in Jay Keasling's lab. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, soccer, and riding around the city on his Triumph Bonneville.
Mara Bryan
Operations Manager at Caribou Biosciences - PhD in Evolutionary Biology
Mara Bryan has worked in research operations and laboratory management for the past ten years, in both academia and industry. She has worked in operations at UC-Berkeley's Energy Biosciences Institute, Calico Life Sciences, and most recently at Caribou Biosciences. Prior to moving into research operations, she received her BA in Biology from Rice University, and her PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University.
Amanda Cannata
Research-Based Content Marketing Manager at GuideSpark - PhD in Music History
Amanda Cannata is a Content Marketing Manager at GuideSpark, the leader in employee communication software. She holds a PhD in Music from Stanford (2014), where she spent her final year at the Stanford Humanities Center as a Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow. While pursuing her degree, she realized that academic culture was not the right fit for her, and decided to pursue a non-academic career in the fast-paced technology sector. Five days after defending her dissertation on music and identity at world’s fairs, she took a position at GuideSpark, conducting subject matter research for the company’s products. It turned out to be the perfect way to enter the company and demonstrate the value that her research expertise could bring to the team. After a year in that role, Amanda moved into product management, spending a little over two years managing the company’s highest-selling product line, before joining the marketing team to help launch the company’s first content marketing program. In her current role, she is responsible for editorial strategy and content curation related to GuideSpark’s thought leadership site, Engage. ( She also manages the company’s social media presence and content development for GuideSpark’s customer advocacy program. Each day at a mid-stage startup brings a new challenge and a new opportunity to learn, and she’s looking forward to sharing her experience with participants at the Beyond Academia conference.
Brendan Mullaney
Lead Development Scientist at Invitae - PhD in Neuroscience
Brendan is a lead Development Scientist at Invitae where he focuses on design and development of software platforms for scalable interpretation and reporting of clinical genomic diagnostic testing results. Prior to transitioning to industry his academic research was focused on genetics of metabolism as well as the neurocircuitry underlying feeding behavior. He earned a B.A. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSF and completed postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley. His personal interests include backpacking the wilderness areas of California, fly fishing and spending time with his wife and two sons.

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