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Graduate Alumni Panel Discussions

April 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm  |  Humanities 2, Room 259


Join us for lively panel discussions: Careers and Resources for Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students in the Santa Cruz Region, San Francisco to Monterey (1p-2:15p); Graduate Student Alumni Leaders in Santa Cruz Region, San Francisco to Monterey (2:30p-3:45p) and, Life after Graduate School. Panelists will share their stories and work experience in academic career, non-academic career, government, and startups. Refreshments will be provided.

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Panel 1: Careers and Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students

1:00–2:15 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 259.

J Guevara, Ph.D. Literature 2012; Economic Development Manager, Santa Cruz Economic Development Office, and Municipal Broadband and Right-of-Way Manager, City of Santa Cruz

Adam Siepel, Ph.D. Computer Science 2005; Professor, Watson School of Biological Sciences, and Chair, Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Emily Sloan-Pace, Ph.D. Literature 2012; Professor in Residence, Zoho Corp., Pleasanton, CA, and Chennai, India


Coffee and Light Refreshments between panels, 2:15–2:30.


Panel 2: Leadership Opportunities for Graduate Students

2:30–3:45 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 259.

Claudio Campagna, Ph.D. Biology 1987; Marine Conservationist, Argentina and Marine Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Adjunct Professor and Research Associate, UC Santa Cruz

Dan Heller, M.F.A. Digital Arts and New Media 2013; CEO, Two Pore Guys, Inc., Santa Cruz

Betsy Herbert, Ph.D. Environmental Studies 2004; Earth Matters international columnist, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Chair, Science Advisory Panel, Sempervirens Fund

Adam Siepel (see bio info above)

Emily Sloan-Pace (see bio info above)


Networking Mixer, April 29, 4:00–6:00 p.m., Cafe Iveta

Immediately following the second panel discussion on leadership, please join the panelists and other visiting graduate student alumni at the networking mixer. Sponsored by the Division of Graduate Studies and administrative and faculty representatives from the five academic divisions in welcoming back to campus our five distinguished graduate student alumni honorees, panelists, and other returning graduate student alumni at this social gathering to celebrate our fantastic graduate programs and network with other graduate students from UCSC.


Graduate Alumni Honored, 2016-17

The UC Santa Cruz Division of Graduate Studies and the divisions of the Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences will honor five distinguished graduate student alumni representing each division at an award luncheon on April 29, 2017, during UCSC’s Alumni Weekend. Click here to read more


April 29, 2017
1:00 pm
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