Hey Teens! (12 to 18 years) Interested in learning about different jobs? And what it takes to achieve your dream career?
Look no further, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, in collaboration with Your Future is Our Business, are gathering four local professionals to speak and discuss about their respective job sector.
The event is part of the Santa Cruz Workforce Collaborative grant. The Santa Cruz Workforce Collaborative will offer a holistic approach to jobseekers at various levels of need by bringing together information about local workforce programs in the library's Navigation Center, creating a much needed roadmap of services, and providing bilingual, 1-on-1, and workshop-based support to individuals in navigating the career development process.
For any questions, please contact Iván Llamas at email@example.com.
Theresa L. Wren:
My name is Theresa L. Wren and I am the Work Experience Coordinator at Rancho San Juan High School in Salinas. I have been in Student Services since 2002 and earned my BA, MA, and PPS Counseling Credential from CSU Stanislaus. You name it, I’ve probably done it: counseled crisis students, planned school events, served as an AVID coordinator, presented for school, city, and county members, taught university courses, chaperoned Disneyland grad nights, danced in a school rally, camped with students, attended an FFA state conference, all while promoting career and college readiness and the fact that EVERY student can succeed. It’s been an amazing career and it’s not over yet!
Camilla is currently the Senior Corporate Partnership and Philanthropy Officer for the American Red Cross. A community leader with experience in fundraising, sales, communications and management. I have experience in developing corporate partnerships, community engagement, outreach, program development, and staff and volunteer development. I am a strategic thinker, creative, results-oriented and a team builder. A Rotary member of the Santa Cruz Sunrise Club, who has served as President, and currently an Assistant Governonr for District 5170 for Area 7. I am enthusiastic and passionate in communicating mission and program to corporations and individuals. I am a positive and optimistic person who gets things done and leads by example.
Elaine is a NYC native, holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law and is a certified mediator. Elaine has worked in the fields of juvenile dependency, mediation, criminal law, has extensive experience working in collaboration in the community around Restorative Justice, housing, mentoring programs (Santa Cruz County High School Mock Trial and Elementary Law Programs), and county-wide campaign management. Elaine Johnson recently designed, launched, and managed the Santa Cruz County Neighborhood Courts Program. Elaine currently serves on several local boards, including Your Future is Our Business, Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County, and Encompass Community Services. Elaine is passionate about creating positive change in our community, and believes in the value of mentorships.
Erica Donnelly-Greenan is the current Executive Director at Save Our Shores, a marine conservation non-profit located in Santa Cruz. She has a background as a marine vertebrate ecologist specializing in anthropogenic impacts on seabirds and marine mammals and has served as a marine conservation program manager/director for nonprofit and academic entities prior to joining Save Our Shores. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Erica relocated to Santa Cruz in 2004 to pursue her graduate research focusing on the foraging ecology and ingested plastics in seabirds. She later became involved in tracking marine mammal and seabird entanglements, tracking California coastal health through citizen science programs, marine facility operations and people management, and outreach consulting to support and expand the California Fishing Line Recycling Program.