ABOUT ME

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I’m the Talent Development Manager at Inspire, the creator of Self Made Millennial, a blockchain geek, and a board game-lover.

Self Made Millennial is a YouTube channel that provides rapid fire, battle tested career and job search advice. Since founding the channel in Oct 2017, it has brought in hundreds of powerful testimonials, thousands of subscribers, and has been featured on Business Insider, Newsweek, Career Contessa, and more. This year, I was named a top 50 person to follow on LinkedIn, and a top 10 YouTube channel for job seekers.

I am a two-time author. My first book came out when I was 18, called "You Don't Get Me: A Teenage Girl's Insight on How to Parent Your Teenage Daughter," available on Amazon. And I recently released, "Fill in the Blank Job Hunt: Essential Email Templates for the Job Search," which has shown to speed up people's job searches and get incredible results!

 

I started my career with my heart set on journalism, but quickly found myself building training programs, recruitment initiatives, and onboarding processes for new writers at my publication. I decided to follow that passion and went on to join Scopely’s Human Resources team. I also earned my Master's in Applied Psychology, Organizational Development from USC where I focused on statistical analysis of employee populations and crafted customized facilitations to cultivate company culture.

In 2015 I came to learn about Gem, one of the few LA companies focused on blockchain tech at the time. Thus began my incredible journey into cryptocurrency investment and exploration of blockchain technology at large. I was hired as the first People Operations employee and built all the processes around recruiting, feedback/review programs, culture initiatives, org development, and onboarding.

I currently work at Inspire where I lead Talent Development, and craft engaging learning experiences for employees to meet company objectives and invest in our people.

 

You’ll find me speaking at events on career development, networking, job searches, human resources, and emerging technology. I do keynote addresses, facilitate workshops, speak on panels, and am featured on podcasts. The most popular topic organizations ask me to speak on is networking, and I share my ECAU framework. Below are some topics I’ve spoken on in the past for each category.

Do reach out if you need a speaker or panelist for your next event:

 

Career Development​

  • Networking in Today's World: Tools for High Impact Relationship Building

  • Not your mother's job search: hacking the job search process in today's job market

  • How to go from zero experience to dream job

  • Actionable interview tips that WOW interviewers

  • Unlock the value of LinkedIn

  • Advancing Women: How to be seen, heard, and noticed to get that promotion

  • It's more than a salary: negotiating an offer at a start up

  • Any topic you see on Self Made Millennial :)

People Operations and Workplace Culture

  • How to Build Company Culture at an Early Startup

  • Gamification of the workplace

  • Army of One: What to look for in your first HR hire

  • Developing Company Values

  • Building Culture on a Budget (Great culture is not about expensive perks)

  • How to Create a Direct Feedback Culture

  • Crafting the Onboarding Process

  • Designing the Candidate Experience

  • Building Engaging & Impactful Facilitations to Sculpt Company Culture

Blockchain

  • Everyone's an "Expert": Sussing out true blockchain talent from the posers

  • How to break into the blockchain industry

  • Best tips to ramp up quickly in the blockchain space

  • How to get started investing in cryptocurrency

  • Building a team at a blockchain company

  • How to train a team with no direct blockchain experience

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BEFORE CAREER ADVICE, I GAVE PARENTING ADVICE

"YOU DON'T GET ME"

The parenting advice book for parents of a teenage daughter, by a teenage daughter.

 

EVENTS AND FEATURES

 

Events

  • "Mapping Your Career," Guest Facilitator, USC, September 2019

  • "Young Alumni Workshop: Network Like a Trojan," Headlining Facilitator, USC, June 2019

  • "Webinars: The New Overlooked Talent Strategy?" Guest Speaker, CareerArc, May 2019

  • "How to find Job Opportunities in Unexpected Places," Guest Speaker, Lambda School, May 2019

  • Keynote Address, Keynote Speaker, Chi Omega Founders Day, Eleusinia, Kappa Lambda Chapter, April 2019

  • "360 Interview Prep," Guest Speaker, Lambda School, February 2019

  • "The Equity, Bias & People Side of Big Data/Analytics," Panelist, Women in Big Data, January 2019

  • "Live Resume Review - Facebook Live Event," Featured Guest Coach, Cultivated Culture, January 2019

  • "Networking in Today's World: Tools for High Impact Relationship Building," Keynote facilitation, Women of Technology, Hollywood, December 2018

  • "MAPPing Your Career: 3 Things You Haven't Done Yet to Snag a Job," Guest facilitator, USC Master of Applied Psychology Program, November 2018

  • "Recruitment Marketing: Lessons for the Master Recruiter," Panelist, LAX Tech Recruit Conference, July 2018

  • "Empowerment and Inclusion," - Women in Blockchain Summit, April 2018

  • "Key Tactics to Get More Job Opportunities Through Your LinkedIn Profile," Guest Speaker - Society 56, March 2018

  • "Conquering the Job Search and Breaking into the Blockchain Industry," Guest Speaker - Cultivated Culture, March 2018

  • "How to Get a Job in the Blockchain Industry," Guest Speaker - Breaking Into Startups, February 2018

  • "How to Launch a Career in Human Resources" Panelist - USC Master in Applied Psychology, November 2017

  • "Getting the Most Out of College" Guest Speaker, UCSD Chi Omega, February 2017

Features

 
 

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