Job Shadowing


Sunday, August 30th, 2020

12:00 PM - 3:20 PM PST

Virtual, Zoom

Organizations speakers have worked with include:


A free, interactive Zoom seminar bringing in professionals from a diverse set of industries to provide insight on career choices!


Learn about the fields and professions that interest you, experience the daily lifestyle of experts, and participate in virtual group activities!


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Teresa Howard: Working as a NASA Research Scientist 

12:50 PM - 01:35 PM
Edi Danalache & Coco Chen: Project Management and Business Analysis

01:40 PM - 02:25 PM
Dan Sagmiller: Insight into the Computer Science Industry

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Rachel Calder: Educating Students at the Institute for Systems Biology
03:15 PM - 03:20 PM
Closing Statements and Future Opportunities


Edi Danalache
Eduard (Edi) Danalache is a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. He graduated from Rice University in 2019 with a B.A. in Computer Science and Managerial Studies. He advises and serves clients across industries on strategy and operations topics such as go-to-market design and business unit strategy. Before joining McKinsey, Edi worked as a software engineer at Facebook and in technical roles across the financial and public sectors.
Coco Chen
Coco Chen is a Strategy Analyst at Accenture. She graduated from Duke University in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and Minors in Economics and German. Her consulting experience spans across telecommunication, high tech, and pharmaceutical industries; her team’s business intelligence Tableau dashboard was presented to the CEO of a $132B company. Prior to Accenture, she worked at Procter&Gamble’s Amazon Customer Team in Seattle.
Dan Violet Sagmiller
Dan Violet Sagmiller is a Senior Unity Programmer at Microsoft and a leading contributor to many experimental technologies, including virtual reality and artificial intelligence. He has 20 years of experience in game development, has received 2 MVP awards from Microsoft, and has spoken at various Unity conferences across the globe. He has even led the development and architecture at NASA Kennedy Space Center's simulations for the Shuttle Launch and Mars Base experiences.
Teresa Howard
Teresa Howard is a research scientist at the UT Center for Space Research, and a mentor for NASA's SEES program. She has contributed to multiple emergency activations, including that of Space Shuttle Columbia, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Bastrop TX Wildfire, and Hurricane Harvey. She also has extensive experience with geography, working as an archeological illustrator for Minoan excavations in Crete, and going on a LiDAR data collection mission in the Dominican Republic.
Rachel Calder
Rachel Calder is an Education Coordinator at the Institute for Systems Biology. She collaborates with scientists, students, and educators to support equity in STEM education. She also has experience in natural sciences, researching molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, conservational biology, and computational biology at the University of Washington.
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