Diverse Voices Speaker Series: Season Three

Event Date/Time
April 6, 2021, 5:00pm
Event Location

Diverse Voices, a Baskin School of Engineering professional speaker series spotlighting industry leaders and Baskin Engineering alumni, returns in April 2021 for its third season. The Diverse Voices series aims to promote diversity in engineering and tech and inspire more individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue STEM education and careers.


The 2021 lineup is as follows:

Tuesday, April 6: “Spring Board: A UCSC Founder’s Path on Driving Change in  Heavy Industry.” Presented by: Mothusi Pahl, Chief Commercial Officer at B3Bar Holdings and Entrepreneur in  Residence at UC Santa Cruz.
Wednesday, April 21: “Living on the Edge of Your Comfort Zone: Women in  Executive Leadership.” Presented by: Kelly Harkins Kincaid, Chief Executive Officer at Claret Bioscience  LLC & Astrea Forensics LLC.
Tuesday, May 11: “Retaining  Women in Tech: The Skills Needed by Women to Help Face the Challenges of Staying and  Thriving in the Tech Industry.” Presented by: Jossie Haines, UCSC Computer Science M.S. graduate and Senior Director of  Platform & Web Engineering and Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Tile.
Wednesday, May 26: “My Journey from Jamaica to Google: From Majority to Minority.” Presented by: Sheldon Logan, UCSC Computer Engineering Ph.D. graduate and Senior  Software Engineer at Google.


All talks start at 5 p.m. (PDT) and will be held over Zoom. To learn more about this year’s speakers  and to register for each event, visit the Diverse Voices 2021 websiteThis event series is sponsored by Baskin Engineering, Baskin Engineering’s Inclusive Excellence  Hub, and SK hynix.

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