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Dr. Elmida Baghdaserians, Professor of Child Development
Dr. Elmida Baghdaserians, Professor of Child Development

Learn what you can do with a child development license as we follow Dr. Baghdaserians’ academic/professional journey from community college to an Ed. D. 

L. Denice Labertew, J.D.  – Professor of Sociology
L. Denice Labertew, J.D. – Professor of Sociology

How did volunteering at a crisis hotline for domestic violence open the door to writing legislation to protect abused women and monitor human rights for the United Nations?

 

Luis Cabrera – Outreach & Mentoring Coordinator for Science/Engineering/Nursing Students
Luis Cabrera – Outreach & Mentoring Coordinator for Science/Engineering/Nursing Students

In high school, Luis joined Upper Bound which helped him navigate his way from South Central to UC Irvine. Now he is building a career on helping those same students navigate STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) careers at LAVC. 

 

Chauncey Maddren, Associate Professor  of Music; Academic Senate President
Chauncey Maddren, Associate Professor of Music; Academic Senate President

Listen to Chauncey’s uplifting decades-long journey of starting at LAVC as a music major, working at every level of the college, until eventually becoming a tenured faculty and President of the Academic Senate. 

Dr. Ron Mossler – Chair of the Psychology Department
Dr. Ron Mossler – Chair of the Psychology Department

Ever wonder what you can do with a Marriage and Family Counseling Master's Degree? Join our conversation with Ron Mossler as he describes his journey through graduate school at CSUN and UCLA and a rich career including his own counseling practice, textbook writing, research, and teaching.

 

Sabrina Luna - LAVC Alumna/UC Berkeley Student/Philosophy Major
Sabrina Luna - LAVC Alumna/UC Berkeley Student/Philosophy Major

How do you go from learning the multiplication table to UC Berkley? You do it one step at a time. Listen to Sabrina’s journey to Berkley and the advice she was given every step of the way from family and faculty.

Happiness
Happiness

Last year Yale announced a class on Happiness, and it was mobbed by thousands of students who wanted to enroll. Scott and John talk about the science of how to be happy in the face of the challenges of college.

Miguel Sandoval, EOPS Counselor
Miguel Sandoval, EOPS Counselor

Sometimes you just don’t look like you belong in school. Once in while you get a teacher who will tell you so to your face. Meet Miguel, whose hustle and character changed that teacher’s mind.

Howard Levine--Professor of Accounting
Howard Levine--Professor of Accounting

Join us as we learn the breadth and depth of what doors an accounting degree/CPA license opens as we follow Howard story at a Big 8 accounting firm, as an entrepreneur of his own accounting company and as tenured faculty.

Producer/Engineer Jess Callejas

Meghan Gaynor Cason – Librarian and Faculty
Meghan Gaynor Cason – Librarian and Faculty

Sometimes what you need in life is a group of friends that help push you to find your potential. Meghan met those friends in roller derby.

 

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