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Shireen Ghorbani

Communications Professional, University of Utah in Salt Lake City

What I Learned As A Woman Running for Congress


Shireen Ghorbani (D) is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Utah's 2nd Congressional District running for accessible and affordable healthcare for every American. Shireen shares some very important lessons about being a woman in the public eye. 

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And you may ask yourself, did we get here

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 18, 2016

Maria Vyas set out to become a concert pianist...but life doesn't always turn out the way you expect. So, what do you do next? For Maria she turned to transportation planning. Salt Lake City is lucky to have such an energetic and passionate advocate for smart transportation planning and growth. Maria explains how thoughtful planning for all modes of transportaiton, walking, biking, driving, and mass transit contribute to the value of our built environment.

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Scamming Your Way to a Better Community

@ VOL 10 ON OCT 14, 2013

Josh Scheuerman began his career by scamming his way into concerts by posing as photographer. Yet what he was really after was a way to connect with a community he associated with. Those early years led to work at SLUG magazine, which led to Josh publishing his own skate and snowboarding magazines. His art passion led him to start a local art adoption program. Josh's desire to connect with and improve his community has driven much of his life and his selfless actions improve the lives around him and the larger community.

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From China to Salt Lake City

@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

Eyee Hsu is a media professional who has dedicated her work to creating mutual understanding between the US and China. Originally from San Diego, she recently moved to Utah after 15 years living and working in Beijing, where she was the Host and Producer of several flagship interview and talk show programs on CCTV (China Central Television), China’s largest television network. These programs focused on relevant issues resulting from China’s rapid transformation and growth, and its impact on the global community. Eyee was also a reporter for NBC during the Beijing 2008 Olympics, hosting features to bring insight on Chinese culture to the American audience.
In addition to her media experience, Eyee has expertise in a variety of
healthcare-related fields, and enjoys dabbling in entrepreneurial pursuits. She
has a strong personal passion for the environment and issues related to
healthcare and children, and serves on the advisory board for two global climate change organizations. She is thrilled to have relocated to Utah with her family, and is looking forward to exploring all this region has to offer!

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@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

Dr. Garcia is an urban planner with a long history of working with and for low-
income communities throughout the nation.

She studies housing strategies to meet the needs of low-income and diverse populations and the relationship between uneven development, grassroots organizing, and community development. She is especially interested in facilitating the integration of racialized and ethnic groups into democratic planning processes.

With NeighborWorks Salt Lake and University Neighborhood Partners, Dr. Garcia is a faculty partner of the Westside Leadership Institute—a program intended to foster leadership skills among residents.

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Perceptions of Me

@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

Jeanne Jackson, FAIA, LEED AP, is a partner at VCBO Architecture, a 90 person firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since joining the firm in 1990, Jeanne has specialized in the design of educational facilities.

She is a pioneer in the incorporation of research-based educational practices into innovative facilities designed for the future of education, and has presented on this topic at numerous national conferences. Multiple schools that she has helped to conceive and design have won national, regional and local awards. Jeanne has served as President of AIA Utah, and is a past president of the national AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, and the Utah Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI).

She has been a member of numerous accreditation visits to schools of architecture as a representative for the National Architectural Accrediting Board. She has been a licensed architect since 1993, has served on the Utah State Architectural Licensing Board for 8 years and led numerous committees and Task Forces for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Jeanne is also the FIRST woman in Utah to be elevated to Fellowship in the AIA, and to be awarded the AIA Western Mountain Region Silver Medal.

In this presentation, Jeanne explores herself, her life, and perceptions about her. 

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Title: Forced into Fashion: A Working Woman's Guide to Navigating Wardrobe

@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

Navigating wardrobe is a delicate dance for working women. Especially in television news. From tomboy to news anchor... the intense focus on my appearance has left me frustrated and confused. I (Kim Fischer) explain how now use my life experience to empower other women and how you can too.

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making Emma and Jane

@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

Madeline Jorgensen studied drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has since produced and directed many professional theatrical shows in the Austin area.

Jorgensen loves producing interactive media such as a horror web series/alternate reality game called "Where is Alice?" as an experiment in viral marketing for the short film, From Underneath. The success of "Where Is Alice?" was featured in a Daily Texan article and reached over 2,000 people.

Jorgensen is currently in Salt Lake City, producing feature films with her husband, Brent. In addition to producting films they are breaking down gender barriers in thier professional community!!

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The Obscure and NOT so Secret Life of an Interpreter

@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

What does a sign language interpreter DO? Why do I need an interpreter if deaf people can read lips?  Is ASL (American Sign Language) Universal? Can deaf people drive?  Are deaf people Death? Why do they wear black?  

Learning about what it is to be an interpreter. 

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WIA looking back

@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

This is Women in Architecture's 5th, yes 5th PechaKucha Night SLC, this presentation takes a look back on what our past presenters have accomplished, and what we have accomplished in those 5 years!