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Ep. 28: Addressing Social Justice in Higher Education (Part 1)

Zachary Ritter received his Ph.D. in higher education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), focusing on Asian international students’ cross-racial interactions. He is currently an adjunct professor at UCLA, La Verne, and Redlands, teaching social justice history. Additionally, he is a diversity and inclusion consultant for Organic Communications. He was most recently the interim associate dean of the…

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Ep. 24: Destigmatizing Mental Health

Ravi Sharma’s experience has predominantly been in structured finance and banking (e.g. Western Asset Management Company). He is also a repeat founder with exits in healthcare and cleantech. After having family struggle with mental health and losing a friend to suicide, Ravi has embraced the challenge to democratize mental healthcare. OOTify is a mental health community that…

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Ep. 23: Meet the Evolving Speakers Part 2

Evolving is an event created by The Mandala Foundation. The vision of this event is to educate, inspire and motivate women by giving you tools and strategies to create a healthy mind and healthy habits! Today in part two, I speak to two women n the panel.   Heidi Huiskamp Collins: Just a little over a…

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Episode 22: Evolving Part One

Evolving is an event created by The Mandala Foundation. The vision of this event is to educate, inspire and motivate women by giving you tools and strategies to create a healthy mind and healthy habits! Today in part one, I speak to two women on the panel. Katie Thompson: Founder of The Market: Journey to…

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Ep. 21: Money Can’t Buy True Value

Heidi Huiskamp Collins has over 38 years of investment experience. Heidi grew up in Rock Island, IL and graduated from Augustana College, with honors, with a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. After graduation, she re-located to the Chicagoland area where she went to work for a large bank. She later moved…

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Ep. 19: Early Education – The Reggio Emilia Approach

Cassaundra Dunbridge is the Lead 2 year old Preschool Teacher at Rivermont Collegiate.  Dunbridge is also a Children’s Book and magazine genre Illustrator. Cassaundra enjoys engaging the minds of little learners, and the concepts of “learning through play” and Reggio/Project Approach. She describes, “The terrific Twos are full of possibility and eager learners”. The Only 2-Year-Old…

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