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Career Series Spring 2022

April 28 SIGN UP HERE: https://forms.gle/wVyGZezjr4s9hAun8

Fair Oaks:  Accounting

Mike Fujii is a tax partner at Johannsen and Yao Accountancy Corporation.  He has been in public accounting for 16 years.  Before working in tax, he was a controller for a museum in Santa Barbara (where he met his awesome wife).  He earned his BA in Business Economics with an Accounting emphasis from the most prestigious school in the state…or the nation – UCSB.  He earned his Masters in Tax from local powerhouse, San Jose State.  He serves on the board of Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, is President of CalCPA Silicon Valley Chapter and is a 49er Faithful (as difficult as that is sometimes…)

Also in attendance:

Marie Byars is a Senior Tax Accountant at Johannsen and Yao Accountancy Corporation, where she has worked for 2.5 years.  She grew up in Walnut Creek and graduated from Sonoma State.  She started her career at one of the big four accounting firms in San Francisco and currently lives in San Jose with her fiancé and two cats.

May 5 SIGN UP HERE: https://forms.gle/JDGTwzRYYnLDq29J6

College and Career Center: TOPIC: Taarika Foundation, Children’s Psychiatry

Leena A. Khanzode MD President- I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing in Los Altos, California. I am an Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Child Psychiatry Department at Stanford. I am the President of a non-profit organization called Taarika foundation, whose mission is to create awareness of mental health in children and teens. 

Fair Oaks: TOPIC: Senior Program Manager of NASA and Civil Space

Jeanette Quinlan has more than 15 years experience in the Space industry working on satellites with varying roles as an Engineer, Director, Consultant, Investor, and Program Manager. Jeanette is currently a Senior Program Manager of NASA and Civil Space at SpaceLink Corporation, a Space startup, where she oversees all of SpaceLink’s work with NASA. She founded the Bay Area Women in Space and Aerospace, a quarterly speaker series promoting diversity and creating opportunities for women in the Aerospace industry to build their professional networks. 

May 12 SIGN UP HERE: https://forms.gle/iS2sqvkUMgunWi5H7

College and Career Center: TOPIC: SV Entrepreneur

Ivy Millman is an entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of WHIZDOM, Inc. WHIZDOM was founded as a software company focused on "flight simulators for business" and is now a boutique firm providing business services to Silicon Valley companies, both startups and global corporations. Ivy began her career as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and worked at Apple for seven years. Ivy brings a MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois. 

Fair Oaks: TOPIC: Tech Artist, Big Fish Games

SPEAKER BIO: I graduated from UCI in 2019 with a degree in Computer Game Science and currently work at Big Fish Games as a Tech artist.  It took me 6 schools and 6 years to graduate, and it has allowed me to start a career in a field I truly enjoy. 


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  • Career Spring Series 2022
    • Dana Kuhlmann