Fashion Careers: Ali Mullin guides students through careers in fashion styling

Ali Mullin is a celebrity fashion stylist who does more than just dress the stars.

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Ali is a celebrity fashion stylist in Los Angeles, CA. She always wanted to do something in fashion but wasn’t sure how to do it until she jumped into work and internships and climbed her way up. She’s now successfully working on her own with clients, mainly in the music industry, and continues growing her roster. She thrives on working through the chaos of multiple projects and always strives to get the work done.

“There’s a big difference between failure and a learning experience. You did not fail just because it took you longer to succeed.”

Ali Mullin, Celebrity Fashion Stylist and find your grind mentor

Ali knows that her job is more than just putting clothes on people. She works to make sure they feel comfortable in what they’re wearing.

“We see people when they come to a fitting, and they just got out of a fight with their boyfriend, and they’re super sad, or we see someone when they don’t feel comfortable about what weight they are. What I’ve learned from that is, you can make someone feel so confident in what they wear, and like how they dress. And there’s no greater feeling than when someone feels good.”

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Climate and Sustainability Careers: Amy Keller guides students through careers in entrepreneurship and climate and sustainability

Amy Keller is co-founder & CEO of PurePlus+ which upcycles fruits and vegetables into candy and tells her story to students.

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Amy Keller has spent her career working on environmental initiatives to save the planet. She is also very focused on health and well-being as a 7-time ironman and ultra-marathoner in which nutrition is a very important part of the sport. While she was cross-country skiing across the Arctic, the idea of PurePlus+ was formed – a company that would illuminate the power of fruits and vegetables to restore the health of people and the planet.

“Be the change you want to see in the world. Where there is a vision the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”

Amy Keller, Co-founder and CEO of PurePlus and find your grind mentor

Amy has had a winding path through a few different careers. She attributes her success to the mentors she found along the way and looks to give back in the same way.

“With all that experience along the way, it’s allowed me to find different mentors. So each of those different categories I was involved with, I found an amazing group of people that have mentored me. And I want to make sure that as a female entrepreneur, that I can do the same and give back in that way.”

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Professional Sports Careers: guides students through careers in professional sports

Brittany Isenhour is a professional soccer player for Angel City FC and shares her experiences and advice for students.

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Brittany Isenhour is a professional soccer player for Angel City FC in Los Angeles, CA. She started playing soccer at the age of three in her hometown of Littleton, CO. After watching the US Women’s National Team in Littleton, she realized her dream of playing soccer for a living could be a reality. 

She believes that she is much more than an athlete and tries to use her platform to talk about the real side of professional sports and the hurdles she had to overcome in life to get where she is today.

“Enjoy the process, the process is everything. Truly be in the moment rather than focusing on the end goal. Be intentional with sharing your story and be authentic to your true self; your story might just change someone’s life.”

Brittany Isenhour, Professional Soccer Player and find your grind mentor

Brittany understands the role and responsibilities she has as a professional athlete on social media and crafts her posts to be as authentic as possible. 

“I definitely have the responsibility of portraying a lifestyle that’s true and authentic. I think it’s easy on social media to post all your highlight reels, but that can leave people feeling pretty lonely. I want to use social media as a tool to share my story to be raw and authentic, to share my goals, my hopes, and my dreams, but also some low points and some lessons I’ve learned along the way.”

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Instructional Design Careers: Andrea McEneaney guides students through careers in instructional design

Andrea McEneaney is a freelance instructional designer who owns her own business that connects freelance designers to potential clients.

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Andrea McEneaney grew up in a small, not wealthy city across the Hudson River from Albany, NY. Her dad was a police officer and her mom cleaned houses. Andrea had always wanted to be involved in education in some way and she always ended up being the unofficial trainer in her jobs. 

She later found out that in instructional design, you get to be creative making educational materials of all kinds without having to deal with the annoying part of “regular” school. Andrea also knew she didn’t want to be tied down to one office or company forever, so freelance/business owning was inevitable. Andrea has been in the Instructional Design field since 2016 and loves it because she gets to help people learn.

“What you’re doing in your teen years can have as much or as little to do with your adult life as you want. Some preferences and choices have long-lasting effects on the rest of your life, and some other things will fade totally away. You can choose which is which if you’re careful.”

Andrea mceneaney, Instructional Designer and find your grind mentor

Andrea has a unique perspective on success: it’s not about the money you earn or the specific job title you have, it’s about enjoying your time. There will of course be challenges, but Andrea explains that being able to see the bigger picture and focusing on your long-term goals will make it worth it. That way, you’re willing to put in the work because they are your choices, and will ultimately get you to where you want to be.

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Neuroscience Careers: Dr. Aileen Anderson guides students through careers in neuroscience

Dr. Aileen Anderson is the director of a stem cell research center at the University of California, Irvine and has a unique perspective to guide students.

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Dr. Aileen Anderson is the director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. There she focuses on finding cures for neurological injuries and diseases using stem cells. She and her team’s research looks to find new discoveries and implement those innovations with actual patients in clinical settings.

Before getting started at UCI, Dr. Anderson was the first person in her family to go to college, where she studied engineering. She was just one credit away from graduating and decided to take a biomedical engineering course. There, she fell in the course content and decided to pivot her career goals. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree, Dr. Anderson completed graduate school and earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology.

“Find the thing you have passion for. That will help you sustain your career.”

Dr. Aileen Anderson, Director of Sue and Bill gross stem cell research center and find your grind mentor

Dr. Anderson and her lab at UC Irvine does a mix of discovery and translational research. They work on finding and discovering new things about neurological diseases and injuries. They also focus on how to take those discoveries and actually implement them to treat patients. In fact, Dr. Anderson describes her peak career experience as taking a discovery her lab made all the way to a clinical trial, a process that took over eight years to come to fruition.

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