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169: What It’s Like to Be the Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank w/ Dr. Janet Yellen, The Brookings Institution

Dr. Janet Yellen is currently serving as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at The Brookings Institution. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Yellen served as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the first woman to hold this position. During her time as the head of the Federal Reserve, unemployment dropped from 6.7% to 4.1%! The post 169: What It’s Like to Be the Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank w/ Dr. Janet Yellen, The Brookings Institution appeared first on...


168: What a Talent Agent in Non-Scripted TV Does at William Morris Endeavor (WME) w/ Sharon Chang, Endeavor Talent Agency

Sharon Chang is a Vice President and Talent Agent in the non-scripted television department at William Morris Endeavor (WME), a division of the Endeavor Talent Agency. Sharon landed her first job, equipped with a freshly minted English degree from Vassar College, at CBS Sports. The post 168: What a Talent Agent in Non-Scripted TV Does at William Morris Endeavor (WME) w/ Sharon Chang, Endeavor Talent Agency appeared first on Time4Coffee.


167: How to Break Into International Affairs & Diplomacy w/ Amb. Rick Barton, Princeton University [Espresso Shots]

Ambassador Rick Barton teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as the co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiatives and Ullman Fellowships. He has served as an American ambassador to the United Nations and the Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the United Nations, and he was the first Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations under former president Barack Obama. The post 167: How to Break Into...


166: How to Break Into Functional Medicine w/ Dr Mark Hyman, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine [Espresso Shots]

Mark Hyman, MD, believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. The post 166: How to Break Into Functional Medicine w/ Dr Mark Hyman, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine [Espresso Shots] appeared first on Time4Coffee.


165: How to Pivot From Journalism Into Venture Capital Investing w/ Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media

Marcus Brauchli is co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media, a partnership that invests in highly innovative media and technology companies in key growth markets around the world. He also serves as an advisor or director of several, including leading digital sites in Poland, India and Taiwan, and digital-content analytics and monetization technology companies. The post 165: How to Pivot From Journalism Into Venture Capital Investing w/ Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media appeared...


164: How to Break Into Philanthropy & Fundraising w/ Johanna Thoeresz, Oregon Community Foundation [Espresso Shots]

Johanna Thoeresz is Chief Development Officer at the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) whose mission is to “improve the lives of Oregonians through the power of philanthropy” and which provides a total of $120 million dollars a year in grants across the state of Oregon in order to accomplish this goal. Johanna is an expert in the field of philanthropy with 30 years of experience. She leads a statewide team at OCF to cultivate a network of high net-worth donors. A graduate of Reed College...


163: How to Break Into Corporate Partnerships at a Global Nonprofit w/ Scott Williams, GlobalGiving [Espresso Shots]

Scott Williams is a Senior Corporate Partnerships and Product Manager at Global Giving, the largest crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. They help nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in in between) access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place. Scott works with private sector companies to develop programs and use GlobalGiving’s platform as a way to do...


162: How to Break Into Architecture & Design w/ Simon Jacobsen, Jacobsen Architecture LLC [Espresso Shots]

Simon Jacobsen is a founding partner of the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Jacobsen Architecture, LLC with his father Hugh Newell Jacobsen, F.A.I.A. Simon operates a company of nine architects and works throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The primary focus of his work is custom residential, commercial and institutional architecture, interiors, furniture and lighting design. Simon Jacobsen’s work is widely published in print and television such as The Wall...


161: How to HATCH Your Superpowers w/ Yarrow Kraner, HATCH and H360

Yarrow is the Founder of HATCH and H360, an Aspen Institute Fellow, and named 2015 top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins. As a Filmmaker, he has directed projects for Richard Branson, The Rock, P Diddy, and international brands. In 1999, Yarrow created the original online community, Superdudes – 3 years before My Space – enabling users to create online identity, profile, friends lists, and play online games, to earn a chance at crowd-voted fame, and get printed in a deck of trading cards....


160: How to Break Into the Field of Data Science w/ Nick Hamlin, GlobalGiving [Espresso Shots]

Nick Hamlin is a data scientist and uses statistics and programming, along with his own curious brain, to ask and answer intriguing questions in the non-profit, social sector at GlobalGiving. Under the slogan: “Donate to charity and see your impact with regular updates,” GlobalGiving has become the largest crowdfunding community in the world. Nick works on a diverse array of projects, including measuring the on-the-ground impact of the organizations his nonprofit supports through crowdfunded...


159: How to Break Into Cancer Research at NIH w/ Dr. Art Shaffer, National Cancer Institute, NIH [Espresso Shots]

Dr. Art Shaffer is a Staff Scientist in the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, National Cancer Institute, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he and many other researchers are working tirelessly to find the cure for the 400+ diagnosed cancers. He’s currently working to find a cure for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Art has worked at NIH for almost 20 years and says he wakes up every day grateful and excited to go to work. Art did his undergraduate studies at the University of...


158: How to Break Into National Security Law & Startups w/ France Hoang, FH+H law firm [Espresso Shots]

Francis Hoang — aka France — is a veteran entrepreneur who has used his impressive skills and experience to build companies across the industries of law, aerospace, and technology. Born into war, France fled Vietnam as a refugee to the United States in the 1970’s and eventually attended West Point, where he graduated in the top 1% of his class. As a Partner with FH+H, France represents, advises, and counsels middle market companies on a wide variety of matters, including sensitive government...


157: What It’s Like to Work in Private Equity Investment in China w/ Brock Silvers, Kaiyan Capital

Brock Silvers is Managing Director at Kaiyuan Capital, a private equity investment firm in Shanghai, China. Previously, Brock served as the CEO of Laris Group, as well as Managing Director of Kaiyuan Investment Advisory. Additionally, Brock was a co-Founding Partner at Power Pacific Company and he served as Director of International Development for Eagle Industries. Brock earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Studies...


156: How to Build a Career Around a Love of Trees and Nature w/ Matthew Barker, Arborist

Arborist Matthew Barker puts his expertise and passion into practice in his position as an arborist for the city of Alexandria, Virginia. His days include examining trees and assessing their health and well being, as well as planning strategic tree plantings that maximize the human health and wellness benefits of each tree planted in one of the most densely populated cities in America. Prior to his position in Alexandria, Matthew worked in the tree care division of the Architect of the...


155: What it’s Like to Be An Actor in a TV Drama w/ Scott Lowell, Actor

Scott Lowell is an actor who has plied his trade both onstage and onscreen. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1987 with a BA in Theater, Scott moved to Chicago to begin his career onstage in various productions. Despite being a self-proclaimed ‘theater snob’, Scott’s acting chops eventually led him to various roles on the big screen, playing characters such as Dr. Douglas Filmore in the hit procedural drama Bones. However, Scott is perhaps best known for his role as Ted Schmidt in...


154: How to Break Into the Federal Reserve System as a Lawyer w/ Sarah Smith, Special Counsel [Espresso Shots]

Sarah Smith is a Special Counsel with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC -- with an expertise in commercial real estate, construction and business transactions. Since January 2013, Sarah has provided advice in connection with real estate, construction and general business contract matters. Sarah leads negotiations in connection with settlement of contract disputes and structuring of agreements. She also oversees outside counsel and consulting experts in...


153: How to Report on the Legal Cannabis Industry w/ Bruce Kennedy, DOPE magazine freelancer

Bruce Kennedy is an award-winning media and public relations professional who broke into reporting on the legal cannabis industry almost a decade ago. Since that time Bruce has crafted his own beat covering this booming industry. Today, he is a regular contributor for Leafly and DOPE magazine where he has a big feature story in the April 2019 edition about the uphill struggle for the medical cannabis industry in the United States. Early in his career, Bruce worked for CNN as a producer, copy...


152: What the Director of Finance, Investment & Trade at the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Does w/ Jim Hallmark, MCC

Jim Hallmark is the Director of Finance, Investment & Trade at the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Since 2008, Jim has worked tirelessly with members of his team to help developing countries structure and manage public private partnerships (PPPs) and other types of blended finance transactions to develop infrastructure and other public services in Africa, Eurasia and Latin America. But the work doesn’t stop there. Jim has also seen his fair share of law books, working as a finance...


151: What a Threat Intelligence Analyst Does at Facebook & Why Coding Isn’t Necessary w/ Lauren Boas Hayes, Facebook

Lauren Boas Hayes, a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Facebook, has built a career in cybersecurity as a practical application of her passions: human rights and social justice. A graduate of Georgetown University’s Class of 2013, Lauren majored in International Politics, completed a concentration in Security Studies and earned a certificate in Justice & Peace Studies. Outside of the classroom, Lauren landed internships on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. State Department. After graduation, Lauren...


150: What It’s Like to Work in the Environmental Nonprofit World w/ Jeremy Barnicle, Ecotrust [Espresso Shots]

Jeremy Barnicle is the executive director of Ecotrust, an Oregon-based nonprofit that fosters economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. He has spent more than two decades working at the junction of policy, media, philanthropy and global issues. Previously, Jeremy spent 11 years at the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps, where he helped guide the organization’s global strategy and position the Portland-based nonprofit as one of the most respected...