Thursday, January 26, 2012
Room 2105A, Michigan Union
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. celebrates their annual Founders' Week and invites all to "Women Taking Over the Workforce," a panel of diverse women who will discuss the experiences and struggles they have faced in the work force. They will offer some suggestions for future workers and discuss topics such as marriage, having children, and how they balanced these with their work life. Some will also discuss how being Latina has affected their work lives. Panelists include: * Raquel Casarez Clayton, a University of Michigan School of Nursing graduate from San Antonio, Texas, who identifies as Mexican and who is currently the Clinical Care Coordinator of Vascular Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System. * Milagros Dougan, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate with three master's degrees in Civil Engineering and Business from Caracas, Venezuela, who is currently the Assistant Treasurer and in charge of debt management for the University of Michigan. * Jane Hassinger, a lecturer in the Women's Studies Department at the University of Michigan and a Project Leader at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She also co-founded and directed the Interdisciplinary Program in Feminist Practice. * Tamara Montiel, a recent University of Michigan graduate in Civil & Environmental Engineering who identifies as Mexican American and is currently a Staff Engineer at Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. As a recent graduate, she will be able to also offer advice about the transition from college life to the workforce. This event is free and open to the public. 7pm, Room 2105A, Michigan Union.