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Perkins Coie – Corporate Partner Spotlight

What is Perkins Coie’s approach to diversity? Diversity has been a long-standing core value of the firm.  We also made it one of our strategic goals.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive community where opportunities to succeed are transparent and accessible to all. Perkins Coie embraces diversity as part of our commitment toread more
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Gigi Chavez de Arnavat – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel in the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs.  I advise the Emerging Markets Latin America sales and trading business and serve as counsel to various risk committees of the firm. I am alsoread more
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Kelvin Jones – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a Senior Vice President at GE Asset Management and I lead a team of risk professionals responsible for the management of market and operational risk for our externally managed assets.  This includes our Alternative Asset area which is comprised ofread more
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Anastasia Williams – LA Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am an Associate at MediaLink, a strategic advisory and business development firm with offices in NY, Los Angeles, and Chicago. I was originally hired as an Assistant, handling project management and juggling calendars for 5 SVPs. What is the biggest challengeread more
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Stacie Mintz – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I work in the investment industry as a quantitative equity portfolio manager.  In my role, I use quantitative models to build equity portfolios for institutional investors (like pension funds) and retail mutual funds.  My goal is to help clients’ assets grow,read more
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Katrina Gomez – Leadership Board Spotlight

I work as a Senior Consultant with Grant Thornton in the Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practice. This job has been the culmination of a lot of different life choices, from volunteering in Ecuador, to going to business school and falling in love with consulting to working with start-up companies; all my experiences shaped my skillsread more
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Nyron Persaud – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am executive compensation and employee benefits attorney. I have always had an interest in law as a profession and when it came to choosing a practice it was important to me to focus on area that directly impacts people inread more
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Public Theater – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? As the nation’s foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics. The Public’s mandate to createread more
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Jennifer Minezaki – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Director, Communications for Disney Channels Worldwide.  I oversee communication and press relations for Disney XD, including its properties with Marvel and Lucasfilm, and Disney Channel’s popular franchise — Disney Channel Original Movies. While attending USC, I worked onread more
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Reena Abraham – CUP Fellow Spotlight

 What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I run the education portfolio at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national community development financial intermediary.  The education portfolio mostly consists of charter school real estate loans and grants.  I came to work here through my experience with charter school lendingread more
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