teaM is a mixer served with tea and an educationally fun topic, curated by Jennifer Kim.
November 23, 2021
Topic: The Pitfalls of Being a People Pleaser in the Entertainment Industry
Guest Speaker: Jen Bosworth-Ramirez, BFA, LPC
Originally from Chicago, Jen Bosworth-Ramirez is a Latina actor/writer/teacher now living in Los Angeles. This is Jen’s second tour of duty in LA. After graduating with a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, Jen spent her 20s working for Nicolas Cage’s production company, Saturn Films while also getting her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. After working for years counseling gang members upon their release from federal prison, Jen is now focusing on her art and teaching full time while living in stunning Pasadena with her skateboarding lawyer husband and their weird French Bulldog, Doris.
Co-moderated by Jennifer Kim
November 10, 2021
Topic: Ask a Manager
Guest Speaker: Matt Rosen, manager-producer at Mazo Partners, spoke to a small group of writers and creatives from Roadmap Writers’ The Cookout (BIPOC) Facebook group, dishing out honest, helpful advice and his takes on what’s current in the industry. Moderated by his client, comedy writer Aadip Desai.
September 2017, Cross Campus Pasadena
Topic: The Culture of School Systems
Guest Speaker: Daniel Diaz, Ph.d., J.D. gives an anthropological perspective to schools as institutions and explain how this perspective can help navigate and may transform schools.
Daniel Diaz is an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands, as well as the host of the “D Report” on KUCR 88.3 FM. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in Anthropology. His work addresses Urban Anthropology, Education, Critical Race Theory and the Law. His current focus outlines the infrastructure of education systems and content analysis in order to support implementation of creative projects of curriculum design in higher education. Daniel also holds a J.D. from the People’s College of Law.
July 2017, Cross Campus, Downtown Los Angeles
Topic: Career Development
Guest Speaker: Yolanda Enoch, digital organizer and headhunter for startups.
Yolanda speaks about builiding confidence in your careers by saving your “receipts,” essentially proof of all the awesome things you have done in your jobs/careers, and keeping this right at your finger tips. It’s keeping documentation of your accomplishments; it’s your workplace “cred.”
Augsut 2017, Cross Campus Pasadena
Topic: Tech Life
Guest Speaker: Facebook Project Manager Elaine Truong speaks about careers in tech and work/life culture in Silicon Valley.