#CareerHighlights - Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Author of "Collateral Damage: A Triptych" and "Salve"

#CareerHighlights - Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Author of "Collateral Damage: A Triptych" and "Salve"

Here's something for our young writers! Read about the story, career, and life of Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, an East Coast Native living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she presently serves as a 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate and final judge of the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. An excellent source of author advice! 

#CareerHighlights - James LeBrecht, Principal Sound Designer of Berkeley Sound Artists

#CareerHighlights - James LeBrecht, Principal Sound Designer of Berkeley Sound Artists

Interested in Sound Design? Read about the story of James LeBrecht, Principal Sound Designer of Berkeley Sound Artists Intrigued by sound even as a child, James LeBrecht knew from the start what field he belonged to. As a high schooler and a college student, James was greatly interested in theater, and used his talents with audio to become the lead sound designer for several theatrical performances. After college he took his talents another step forward by opening Berkeley Sound Artists where he records, edits, and mixes the audio for television, film, and games.

#CareerHighlights - Chrissi Hernandez, Creative Director and Travel Blogger

#CareerHighlights - Chrissi Hernandez, Creative Director and Travel Blogger

Are you in love with design and aesthetics? You don't want to miss this #CareerHighlights interview! 

Chrissi Hernandez is a creative director and travel blogger living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She started out designing bohemian prints for Scanty, a small loungewear company. For the last six years she has been sharpening her digital skills, art directing for thredUP and Sephora in foggy San Francisco and freelancing for smaller companies in sunny southern California. When she is not designing, she is traveling across the globe/ She is passionate about exploring, whether that means visiting a new city or country (Croatia is a recent favorite), or discovering new inspiring tunes.

#CareerHighlights - Aurora Diaz, Marketing Development Specialist, Musely

#CareerHighlights - Aurora Diaz, Marketing Development Specialist, Musely

Born and raised in Richmond, CA, Aurora Diaz grew up in a humble household where she would soon become the first person in her family to pursue a higher education. Growing up, she was very outspoken and outgoing which played towards her advantage as she spearheaded her marketing career. Guided by her personal interest in beauty, Aurora is currently the Marketing Development Specialist for Musely, a free beauty and lifestyle app which promotes healthy living.

#CareerHighlights – Brendan Reville, Software Engineer at Code.org

#CareerHighlights – Brendan Reville, Software Engineer at Code.org

Brendan Reville has had a productive 20 years. From ideating and working on the XBox Live Feed at Microsoft, to being a vital team developer at Code.org, the world's leading computer science education site, Reville has made wide-reaching impacts on the world through his work as a software engineer. Before starting his professional career Reville earned his degree in computer science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Later relocating to Seattle, WA to work at Microsoft, Reville is still based out of the city today. Reville is a software engineer at Code.org and integral to the development of the organization’s “Hour of Code,” an introductory course designed to teach the basics of computer science and computer programming to a diverse range of students.

#CareerHighlights - Misty Espinoza, Vice President of Communications at Entertainment Industry Foundation

#CareerHighlights - Misty Espinoza, Vice President of Communications at Entertainment Industry Foundation

Misty Espinoza is the Vice President of Communications of Entertainment Industry Foundation, (EIF), a leading charitable organization of the entertainment industry that harnesses the collective power of the entire industry to raise awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues in order to make a positive impact in our community and throughout the nation. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she moved to California to major in Communications at Stanford University. Misty used her degree and love for entertainment to pave a road to success- one which leads to working with companies such as Disney during the rise of the social media empire. A true social entrepreneur, she is a key member of EIF’s renowned programs such as Stand Up to Cancer and Think It Up.

#CareerHighlights - Toi Cook, President of Empire Sports

#CareerHighlights - Toi Cook, President of Empire Sports

Toi Cook, former NFL player, has adjusted to life after the big leagues very well. While some athletes struggle in managing their money and business opportunities after playing professionally, Toi has done exactly the opposite. After playing 11 years of professional football Toi now operates two thriving businesses; Empire Sports and Toi Cook Management Group. As an NFL player Cook had plenty of hands on experience with sports agents and is now on the “other side of the mirror” with Toi Cook Management Group. Check out our interview with Toi Cook!

#CareerHighlights - Isabell Fearnsby, Professional Artist and Adjunct Professor at Cogswell College

#CareerHighlights - Isabell Fearnsby, Professional Artist and Adjunct Professor at Cogswell College

From an early age, Isabel Fearnsby had a curious mind and an artistic passion.

Isabell was born Wales in the United Kingdom before moving to Santa Cruz, California, where she spent her childhood exploring, finger painting, doodling, and drawing on walls. An artist by heart, her passion soon carried on to her adult life, becoming a fine art painter and an adjunct professor at Cogswell College in San Jose, California. 

#CareerHighlights - Ariel Sultan, Co-Founder of Food Guru

#CareerHighlights - Ariel Sultan, Co-Founder of Food Guru

Ariel Sultan is the entrepreneur behind Food Guru, a marketing and video production company that focuses on the culinary arts.

Ariel grew up in the San Francisco-Marin County, California with her parents and younger brother. As a student, Ariel was an athlete, balancing school with sports. She attended New York University, where she earned a degree in film. Ariel balanced her college life with internships at Discovery ChannelLate Night with Jimmy Fallon, and BBDO. Today, she currently lives in San Francisco, where she runs Food Guru.

#CareerHighlights - Sharon Preston, Senior Program Manager at Junior Achievement of Northern California

#CareerHighlights - Sharon Preston, Senior Program Manager at Junior Achievement of Northern California

The first career profile created by one of our Gladeo League members is live on GladeoX ! The scribes have spent the last month researching careers with the help of professionals from different industries, one of which is Sharon Preston, Senior Program Manager at Junior Achievement of Northern California. As the Senior Program Manager, Sharon is responsible for implementing and managing programs within non-profits; a great job for anyone who is detail-oriented and enjoys coordinating events!