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Mental Health Match with Ryan Schwartz

Ryan Schwartz is the founder and creator of Mental Health Match. Ryan gives people a resource for finding a therapist in an easy and confidential way, while also removing the stigma associated with mental health. Taking elements from popular dating sites, Ryan believes that, in the digital age, it should be just as easy to find a therapist as it is to find a date. In this episode we discuss: Mental Health Match Contact CSTEM: Donate to CSTEMCSTEM.orgAnnual Report


A Career as a U.S. Marshal with Flora Gant Bridges

Flora Gant Bridges is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She is employed by the Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service and holds the position of Chief Inspector. The United States Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency responsible for safeguarding the federal court system, protection of the federal judiciary, management of the federal witness protection program, fugitive investigations, the transportation of federal prisoners and management of seized...


Going to Camp with Sunni Markowitz

Sunni Markowitz is a community leader and volunteer, academic researcher or mother, Sunni's career has been defined by a singular commitment to children. She is the founder and Executive Director of Camp Lantern Creek. In this episode we discuss: The importance of selecting an accredited camp for your child/children. Contact Sunni: Camp Lantern Creek Contact CSTEM: Donate to CSTEMCSTEM.orgAnnual Report


Responsible Recycling with Kelly Hess CEO of CompuCycle

Kelly Hess is the president and CEO of CompuCycle. CompuCycle provides strong environmental standards which maximize reuse and recycling, minimize exposure to human health or the environment, ensure safe management of materials by downstream handlers, and require destruction of all data on used electronics. In this episode we discuss: Kelly Hess Info: CompuCycle WebsiteKelly Hess LinkedIn For more information visit Contact: Donate to CSTEMCSTEM.orgAnnual Report


Financial Engineering with Zawadi Bryant

Zawadi Bryant as Chief Executive Officer for NightLight brings a wealth of business marketing and quality improvement experience. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a master’s degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management. Ms. Bryant has been recognized by Black Engineer Magazine as one of the Top 30 Black Engineers under 30, and a recognized leader in business and process improvement. In this episode we discuss: For more...


Ascending in Leadership with Special Agent in Charge Perrye Turner

Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner manages the FBI’s Houston Division. Mr. Turner became a special agent with the FBI in 1991 and was assigned to the Birmingham Division, where he worked criminal investigative matters in the Huntsville Resident Agency. Four years later, he transferred to the New Orleans Division and investigated gang, drug, and public corruption matters in the Monroe Resident Agency. In 1999, Mr. Turner was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal...


Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace with William 'Jack' Jackson

William 'Jack' Jackson is a senior consultant with SafeStart who helps companies on creating a safe working environment for employees. Jack’s career has included working in production, operations and safety at Johnson Controls for 19 years, followed by seeing Avanzar Interior Technologies through the safety phase of new construction. In addition to developing a safety program, he also developed a conditioning program to prepare team members to become industrial athletes.Coach Jack worked...


Robotics in the Food & Beverage Industry with Alan Spreckley

Alan Spreckley has worked for ABB since September 2003 and currently holds the position of Global Industry Segment Manager RMRO, for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packed Goods with responsibility for the sales and implementation of robotic automation within food, beverage and personal care application areas. Alan also has responsibility for the segment strategy ensuring that ABB remain in the forefront for robotic automation within these key industries. He is also a guest lecturer on...


Putting Yourself in Position for Capital with Yolanda Vallier

Yolanda Vallier founded Interim Capital Lending Solutions to bring education, experience and resources to the business community. With over 10 years experience as a licensed Business banker, she has facilitated hundreds of commercial loans helping business owners across the country get access to working capital. Vallier is an experienced Realtor and FINRA Registered Agent with a wealth of knowledge in understanding the financial dynamics of acquiring commercial capital and assets. In this...


Making STEM Accessible For Everyone with Dr. Ray Ann Havasy

Dr. Havasy has been a scientist, educator, and not-for-profit business executive for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor's Degrees in zoology and education from Connecticut College and Davis and Elkins College, and her Masters and Doctorate Degrees in biology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was a science teacher, a district wide science coordinator, and a middle school principal. She is a founder and President of The Center for Science Teaching and...


Understanding Crisis and Emergency Management with Angela Barrow

Angela Barrow is the Manager of Corporate Emergency Preparedness and Response at Chevron. She has more than 20 years of Crisis and Emergency Management experience and currently has oversite of the Emergency Management Program and Regional Advisors, whose core responsibilities span the globe to support the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa regions, delivering support for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Crisis Management, and Business Continuity. She also...


Creating Science Competitions with Maya Ajmera

Maya Ajmera is the President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and Publisher of its award-winning magazine Science News and its family of media properties. Founded in 1921, SSP works to promote the understanding and appreciation of science, and the vital role it plays in human advancement. It is best known for its world-class science competitions including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS. Maya is an...


From Case Western Reserve to Capitol Hill with Eric Hammond

Eric Hammond is the Director of Government Relations at Universities Space Research Association (USRA). USRA's mission is to advance the space-and aeronautics-related sciences exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs; promote space and aeronautics policy; and develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of humanity. In this episode we discuss: LinkedIn:...


Heart & Wellness with Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery

Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery is a Board Certified Cardiologist with years of experience in the latest medical practices and nutritional health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas in Houston, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the founder and president of the Houston Cardiac Association (HCA). Having seen many patients suffer the consequences of chronic heart disease, Dr. Montgomery founded the...


Finding New Approaches with Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson is the Coordinator of Science Education for Portsmith Public Schools. In this episode we discuss: Contact: Donate to CSTEMCSTEM.orgAnnual Report


Making Healthy Choices with Dr. Martina Ogbonna and Dr. LeTitia Franklin

Dr. Martina Ogbonna is a practicing Family Practitioner in Houston, TX. Dr. Ogbonna graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. She currently practices at The Methodist Academic Medicine Associates and is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Letitia Franklin is an Anesthesiology Specialist in Houston, Texas. Letitia T. Franklin, MD is a practicing Anesthesiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Franklin graduated...


Teaching STEM Literacy: A Constructivist Approach for Ages 3 to 8 with Juliana Texley and Ruth Ruud

Juliana Texley holds a master’s in biology and chemistry, and a PhD in curriculum development/science education from Wayne State University, and has over thirty years of teaching experience. She is a graduate-level adjunct professor specializing in educational technology and assessment, science, and science teaching at Central Michigan University. Juliana has been a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) member for thirty years, and served as president from 2014-2015. Ruth M. Ruud has...


The Challenges with Cyber Security with Dr. Lanier A. Watkins

Dr. Watkins’ research presently encompasses the areas of critical infrastructure and network security. He is also developing expertise in the area of bio-inspired cyber security. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State University where he was advised by Raheem Beyah, three M.S. degrees in Biotechnology (Johns Hopkins University), Computer Science and Physics (Both from Clark Atlanta University), and a B.S. degree in Physics (Clark Atlanta University). Dr. Watkins is...


Making the Leap from Contributor to Leader with Marc Davidson

Dr. Marc Davidson has over 30 years of industry experience. He leads technology for Production Enhancement, Cementing and Multi-Chem units for Halliburton. Marc holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. In this episode we discuss: Understanding the range and connectivity within STEM. Identifying mentors and sponsors within the workplace. How to transition from a contributor to a leader.


The Cost of Doing Business with Myoshia Boykin-Anderson

Myoshia Boykin-Anderson is the founder of AndTech Solutions LLC specializing in information technology consulting and training services for organizations of all sizes. In this episode we discuss: Contact: AndTechLLC Contact: Donate to CSTEMCSTEM.orgAnnual Report