Skills 4 Life

Skills 4 Life

Skills 4 Life is an engaging, short, weekly podcast for parents of high school aged teens. We talk with a new guest each episode about high-demand jobs that are shaping future opportunities. This show is brought to you by the Northshore Schools Foundation, a Top-Rated Great Nonprofits award-recipient, Guidestar Gold Participant and best of a Best of Northshore nonprofit. To learn more about the Northshore Schools Foundation, visit us at https://www.northshoreschoolsfoundation.org/

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June 20, 2022 15 min

Michael Matosich is a Corporate Strategy Associate for Global Water Security with The Nature Conservancy. His academic and professional pursuits have centered around environmental sustainability – from coordinating U.S. environmental, science, technology and health policy for 22 countries in Central America and the Caribbean, to advising some of the world’s largest multinational corporations on global water risk. He has earned degr...

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Barry Glenn is an Insurance and Financial Services Agent who owns and operates his own State Farm Insurance business. He worked in technology and sales before moving into insurance and financial services as a business owner. 

State Farm, Barry Glenn - https://www.barryglenn.com/

Host: Kira Dorrian

Produced by the Northshore Schools Foundation, a Top-Rated “Great Nonprofits” award-recipient, “Guidestar” Gold Participant, and Best of a ...

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Diane Andolsek leads outreach & communication for the interdisciplinary graduate program in Human-Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D) at the University of Washington. The Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design is offered by four departments: Computer Science & Engineering, Human Centered Design & Engineering, the Information School and Division of Design in the School of Art + Art History + D...

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Lana Gochenauer is a Virtual Design Construction and Design Solutions Manager in the field of Construction. She went to trade school to become a Drafter where she focused on the technology aspect of construction. She has multiple professional accreditations and certifications and has an experienced and interesting perspective on the field of construction and where it is going in the future.

 MacDonald Miller: https://macmiller.com/c...

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John Pollard is a First Officer Pilot for Alaska Airlines with over a decade of experience in the Aerospace, lean manufacturing, and commercial aviation industries. He has flown small seaplanes to large Boeing 737’s and has worked on the production process for the Boeing Dreamliner and a Quality Inspector.

Arlington Skyfest(largest fly-in in the PNW): https://www.arlingtonskyfest.com/

Northwest Aviation Conference(largest aviation co...

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Johanna is a statistician working in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis at UCL, London's leading multidisciplinary university currently ranked joint 7th in the QS World University Rankings. An Inglemoor High School graduate, she also has a BS in Mathematics from Western Washington University, certificate from the University of Washington in Statistical Analysis and a Masters in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygien...

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Michael Havrda has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management: Wildlife Conservation, with a minor in Quantitative Science, from the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. He is currently finishing up a M.S. in Wildlife Science in the Predator Ecology Lab at the same school. Michael spent several years working as a wildlife field technician (mostly with wolverines) before the Woodland P...

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Kona Farry has a degree in Community, Environment and Planning from the University of Washington. His interest in urban planning and public transit lead him to create PanTograph, a transit tracker for the greater Puget Sound and six other major regions across the US and Canada.

 

Pantograph Transit Tracker: https://pantographapp.com/

Community Transit: https://www.communitytransit.org/

University of Washington – Community, Environment ...

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Scott Flatness is a Project Engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Redmond, WA where he leads technical teams that design, build and test rocket engines to support human space flight. He is a Woodinville High School graduate with advanced degrees from Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington. He is currently working developing and building propulsion for the NASA Orion crew module. 

Aerojet Rocketdyne: https://www.roc...

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Nita Khandelwal, MD, MS, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Harborview and a UW associate professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She earned her MD at Loyola University and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Khandelwal's clinical interests include trauma, surgical critical care and neurocritical care. Her research interests include economics of critical illness, end-of-life ca...

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Brian Tuskan is the Chief Security Officer, Sr. Director for Global Security Operations in the Microsoft Global Workplace Services Organization, responsible for the physical security of all of Microsoft’s global corporate locations. Brian was named one of The Most Influential People in Security 2017. He founded Cop to Corporate, providing free advice for law enforcement professionals to plan their transition to the private sector. ...

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Dr. McLaughlin received her DVM degree from Oklahoma State University, and has practiced exotic animal medicine exclusively ever since. She is a managing veterinarian at CBEAM, as well as a relief veterinarian for the Seattle Aquarium. Dr. McLaughlin has been involved in veterinary leadership throughout her career, and has authored/co-authored articles in both professional journals and national conference proceedings. She frequentl...

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February 11, 2022 8 min

Skills 4 Life Podcast
Produced by The Northshore Schools Foundation
Guest: Carmin Dalziel

The career world has changed and the horizon is changing significantly. The Northshore Schools Foundation will introduce opportunities that are out there for teens as they prepare to be adults, the steps they should take to pursue those opportunities and the skills they will need to be successful in the “real world.”

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