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SOC Gala- My Harrison Ford Story!

On January 26, 2019, Robert and I attended the Society for Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards. This is the third time that I have attended…and it is always a good time! It provides an opportunity to glam up, talk to interesting and talented people, and recognize the achievements of those who work “behind the camera”…
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STEM Advantage in New Mexico at the NSPA (National Scholarship Providers Association) Conference

This past week, I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend the National Scholarship Providers Association annual conference for STEM Advantage. It was the first time at NSPA and the second time I was in Albuquerque. What impressed me the most about the conference was that despite there were folks there from Foundations, Universities, Nonprofits,…
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STEM Advantage Completes First Week of Information Sessions!

It has been a busy week for STEM Advantage; I have been out visiting our five partner campuses in the California State University, hosting information sessions that include a resume workshop! We began at California State University, Los Angeles on September 6, Information sessions at California State University, Dominguez Hills on September 10th and 14th,…
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STEM Advantage kicks off 2018-2019 Year at Cal State Los Angeles!

On September 6, 2018, I visited California State University, Los Angeles, to speak about STEM Advantage, the nonprofit that I work for as Executive Director. It was a packed room, …which was great! I was disappointed not to see as many women in the room as men, but overall the students were very engaging and…
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Candidate Dawn Mooney Digrius Attends Altadena Library Board of Trustees Meeting, August 27, 2018

It was an interesting evening, to say the least! I arrived at the Board meeting 5 minutes late, as a work commitment ran slightly overtime. The meeting had already been called to order by President Kahn as I slipped into a chair at the back of the room. It was standing room only…as expected. Agenda…
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Altadena Library Board of Trustees- A New Beginning!

Today is August 14, 2018. As I alternate between work and preparation for the upcoming November 6 election, I ponder the next few months and my decision to run for the office of Trustee for the Altadena Library District. My family has always promoted civic engagement. From the time I was small, I remember my…
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Tapping the Pipeline: Book Project- STAY TUNED!

Today, I officially began the process to take my work with STEM Advantage on the road. To do so, I have entered into the publishing world, with my upcoming book, “Tapping the Pipeline: Hiring and Retaining the Diverse Talent You Need” It is not difficult to hire diverse talent, especially in the Tech Sector, but…
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Exciting news….a wedding on the horizon!

On July 1, 2018, while on vacation in Napa Valley, my boyfriend of almost 4 years, asked me to marry him! We were in the Coppola Vineyard, in Geyserville, CA (very scenic and romantic)…he got down on one knee, while my favorite song, “As Time Goes By” was playing on his iPhone, and presented me…
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Why Mentoring is Important…

For many college students, mentors are critical to their success outside of the classroom. A mentor is a person who commits their time and energy providing guidance, support, and wisdom. I was fortunate while an undergraduate student, graduate student, junior faculty member, and researcher to have not one but several individuals who have served as…
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Equity in Education and in the Workforce- Californian Perspectives

       This week, I will be participating in two events, both focusing on equity. On March 21, I will attend the Higher Education and Latinos in California event, hosted by California Competes and Univision at West Los Angeles College. Looking forward to learning more about the status of Latinos in Higher Education, although…
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