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SLĀ Foundation Presents The Power of Storytelling with Shane Adams

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It's hard to dream big when you don't know what's out there. That's why we bring young professionals from a broad range of fields to inspire high-school students through the power of storytelling. This is your chance to learn what all those people in the downtown office buildings actually do, how they got there and what it's like to be one of them.

It's hard to dream big when you don't know what's out there. That's why we bring young professionals from a broad range of fields to inspire high-school students through the power of storytelling. This is your chance to learn what all those people in the downtown office buildings actually do, how they got there and what it's like to be one of them.
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United States

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It's hard to dream big when you don't know what's out there. That's why we bring young professionals from a broad range of fields to inspire high-school students through the power of storytelling. This is your chance to learn what all those people in the downtown office buildings actually do, how they got there and what it's like to be one of them.

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English


Episodes

Dwamian Mcleish - Extended

11/20/2019
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Dwamian Mcleish is the founder at Journely and former chief technology officer at Camp Gladiator. Dwamian and Shane recall his childhood days in Jamaica, where he fell in love with the computer lab—except it wasn’t much of a lab considering there were only two computers. Despite this, he realized his passion for technology as a young child. Dwamian also talks about how he used his skills in track and field to make his way to college in Kentucky. He talks about assimilating to the US and...

Duration:02:16:26

Dwamian Mcleish

11/20/2019
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Dwamian Mcleish is the founder at Journely and former chief technology officer at Camp Gladiator. Dwamian and Shane recall his childhood days in Jamaica, where he fell in love with the computer lab—except it wasn’t much of a lab considering there were only two computers. Despite this, he realized his passion for technology as a young child. Dwamian also talks about how he used his skills in track and field to make his way to college in Kentucky. He talks about assimilating to the US and...

Duration:00:37:10

Kelsey Creveling

11/13/2019
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Kelsey Creveling is the Founder and CEO of her own ventures, including KelsC. Consulting and The Consultants Closet to name a few. Shane and Kelsey have known each other for years, as they crossed paths in Texas as Shane was seeking someone skilled and ambitious to join his company Sagacious Consultants. Kelsey opens up to Shane about her life before that as she talks about struggling with trying to fit in and losing herself in the process. Kelsey also talks about her journey as an...

Duration:00:38:10

Kelsey Creveling - Extended

11/13/2019
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Kelsey Creveling is the Founder and CEO of her own ventures, including KelsC. Consulting and The Consultants Closet to name a few. Shane and Kelsey have known each other for years, as they crossed paths in Texas as Shane was seeking someone skilled and ambitious to join his company Sagacious Consultants. Kelsey opens up to Shane about her life before that as she talks about struggling with trying to fit in and losing herself in the process. Kelsey also talks about her journey as an...

Duration:01:51:09

Lori Mankin

10/30/2019
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Lori Mankin is an Integrated Marketing Manager at Lifesize, a video conferencing software company with clients like Netflix, LinkedIn, and many more. Lori sits with Shane to talk about her college experience at California State University, Chico and how she found her passion in journalism. She tells about her rocky road to where she is now as she had to deal with childhood bullies, financial instability, and mean bosses. Lori also talks about going to therapy to cope with the challenges...

Duration:00:40:28

Lori Mankin - Extended

10/30/2019
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Lori Mankin is an Integrated Marketing Manager at Lifesize, a video conferencing software company with clients like Netflix, LinkedIn, and many more. Lori sits with Shane to talk about her college experience at California State University, Chico and how she found her passion in journalism. She tells about her rocky road to where she is now as she had to deal with childhood bullies, financial instability, and mean bosses. Lori also talks about going to therapy to cope with the challenges...

Duration:01:45:57

Mrignayni Chhotwani

10/10/2019
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Mrignayni Chhotwani, or Maggie, is a senior software engineer at Visa. Shane and Maggie talk about her love for stand-up comedy, her recent relationship status, and her thoughts on the importance of persistence. She also discusses some of the challenges she faces being a woman in a male-dominated industry, how she found her love for computer science, and how she was able to acclimate after a big move from India to the US for her master’s degree. According to Glassdoor, the salary of a...

Duration:00:56:53

Mrignayni Chhotwani - Extended

10/10/2019
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Mrignayni Chhotwani, or Maggie, is a senior software engineer at Visa. Shane and Maggie talk about her love for stand-up comedy, her recent relationship status, and her thoughts on the importance of persistence. She also discusses some of the challenges she faces being a woman in a male-dominated industry, how she found her love for computer science, and how she was able to acclimate after a big move from India to the US for her master’s degree. According to Glassdoor, the salary of a...

Duration:01:29:09

Dana Rygwelski

9/25/2019
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Dana Rygwelski is Founding Director for MassChallenge, a startup accelerator. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dana sits down with Shane to talk about her many many feats, including being one of 5 women to squat over 700 pounds, working in some awesome positions in companies like Hulu, and even defeating cancer. Dana is an open book as she sits down to tell Shane about obtaining an abortion in college and even getting caught as a rebellious teen for stealing. Despite all these struggles, Dana...

Duration:00:51:05

Dana Rygwelski - Extended

9/25/2019
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Dana Rygwelski is Founding Director for MassChallenge, a startup accelerator. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dana sits down with Shane to talk about her many many feats, including being one of 5 women to squat over 700 pounds, working in some awesome positions in companies like Hulu, and even defeating cancer. Dana is an open book as she sits down to tell Shane about obtaining an abortion in college and even getting caught as a rebellious teen for stealing. Despite all these struggles, Dana...

Duration:01:36:41

Aanandh Chandrasekar

9/18/2019
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Aanandh Chandrasekar is a chemical engineer major who became an Investor Evangelist at Capital Factory. Aanandh talks with Shane about growing up in Sugar Land, Texas as a child of Indian immigrants. He talks about being bullied for being smart and going to Nationals for Quiz Bowl. Aanandh offers the challenges he faced in college, advice on finding jobs, and details on his work in venture capital. He talks about how he didn’t let his college major determine his career and that an...

Duration:00:45:01

Aanandh Chandrasekar - Extended

9/18/2019
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Aanandh Chandrasekar is a chemical engineer major who became an Investor Evangelist at Capital Factory. Aanandh talks with Shane about growing up in Sugar Land, Texas as a child of Indian immigrants. He talks about being bullied for being smart and going to Nationals for Quiz Bowl. Aanandh offers the challenges he faced in college, advice on finding jobs, and details on his work in venture capital. He talks about how he didn’t let his college major determine his career and that an...

Duration:01:15:10

Stephanie Cantú

9/12/2019
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Stephanie Cantú, PhD is the Senior Student Program Coordinator at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Stephanie and Shane sit down to talk about growing up as a child of divorce, being bullied for being less affluent than her peers, becoming a yoga instructor, and studying the social psychology of mating. She recalls the major factor that led her to where she is today— seeing a female president of Texas A&M University and being inspired to become a female...

Duration:01:04:28

Stephanie Cantú - Extended

9/12/2019
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Stephanie Cantú, PhD is the Senior Student Program Coordinator at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Stephanie and Shane sit down to talk about growing up as a child of divorce, being bullied for being less affluent than her peers, becoming a yoga instructor, and studying the social psychology of mating. She recalls the major factor that led her to where she is today— seeing a female president of Texas A&M University and being inspired to become a female...

Duration:01:56:14

Danny De Los Santos

9/4/2019
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Danny De Los Santos is a Global Sales Enablement Manager at the technology company Cloudera. Danny came from the small town of Mercedes in the south of Texas. In this episode, Danny discusses his sexuality with Shane and struggles he’s faced because of it. Danny also talks about breaking out of the status quo when it comes to extracurriculars. He mentions how one of the best way to escape a bad situation is through obtaining an education, which is why he was the first in his family to go...

Duration:00:52:03

Danny De Los Santos - Extended

9/4/2019
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Danny De Los Santos is a Global Sales Enablement Manager at the technology company Cloudera. Danny came from the small town of Mercedes in the south of Texas. In this episode, Danny discusses his sexuality with Shane and struggles he’s faced because of it. Danny also talks about breaking out of the status quo when it comes to extracurriculars. He mentions how one of the best way to escape a bad situation is through obtaining an education, which is why he was the first in his family to go to...

Duration:01:39:41

Shayna Dunitz

8/28/2019
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Shayna Dunitz is the Chief Operating Officer at the startup Central Athlete. Shayna talks about working in startups ever since she graduated from Ithaca College in New York and how she enjoys running marathons. Shayna and Shane discuss getting out of her comfort zone, taking initiative in business, navigating friendships, and becoming more involved in college. The two discuss how many people don’t consider themselves artists, athletes, or coders, but it’s never too late to try something new....

Duration:00:47:21

Shayna Dunitz - Extended

8/28/2019
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Shayna Dunitz is the Chief Operating Officer at the startup Central Athlete. Shayna talks about working in startups ever since she graduated from Ithaca College in New York and how she enjoys running marathons. Shayna and Shane discuss getting out of her comfort zone, taking initiative in business, navigating friendships, and becoming more involved in college. The two discuss how many people don’t consider themselves artists, athletes, or coders, but it’s never too late to try something new....

Duration:01:56:18

Vida Biggins

8/21/2019
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Vida Biggins is a Management Consulting Senior Analyst at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm. Vida talks with Shane about dropping out of high school, attending community college, and then graduating from the Ivy League college Columbia. She discusses how having determination and taking initiative opened up new possibilities for herself. Vida talks about how she turned her adversity into strengths and initiated conversations that helped her further her career. She discloses how...

Duration:00:49:39

Vida Biggins - Extended

8/21/2019
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Vida Biggins is a Management Consulting Senior Analyst at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm. Vida talks with Shane about dropping out of high school, attending community college, and then graduating from the Ivy League college Columbia. She discusses how having determination and taking initiative opened up new possibilities for herself. Vida talks about how she turned her adversity into strengths and initiated conversations that helped her further her career. She discloses how...

Duration:01:49:50