FCCNY is partnering with Also-Known-As and APA NBCUniversal to host a career networking event for our young adult adoptees!
Thursday evening, June 8th, at 7pm.
30 Rockefeller Plaza!!
Five Asian American adoptees will speak on a panel about their personal experiences in relation to their professions. There will be a Q&A and time to network and socialize with other young adults, Asian Americans, and adoptees that will be attending this event.
This event is for 18 year olds and older.
We would like some more professionals in their fields to attend. If you, or someone you know would be willing to attend to give our Young Adults advice during the network sessions, please forward this event for registration. Ideally they are Asian American and/or adopted, but neither are requirements, we welcome all.
Parents are welcome but the target audience is young adult FCC members, and the goal of the program is for them to connect with other Young Adults, Asian Americans, and Adoptees in a professional setting.
You must have an ID to enter NBC (30 Rockefeller Plaza). Your registration name must match your ID.
Pre-Registration is necessary to attend and closes June 4th. There will be no tickets at the door and no refunds. This is for NBC security.
As this is a social and professional networking event held at NBC Studios, smart casual dress is strongly encouraged.
We are pleased to announce our Asian American Adoptee panelists and moderator!
Susan Becker, Vice President at Mizuho Securities USA, works as a Project Manager and Business Analyst in Corporate Development. Susan started at Mizuho over 10 years ago as an Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer. She was eventually given opportunities to work in other areas and began working in her current department in 2012. Susan graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in International Studies.
Katie Cadamatre started her career as the women's fashion illustrator for Abercrombie & Fitch and brands. She naturally transitioned to graphic and textile design for apparel at Hollister, Gymboree, Aeropostale, the Children's Place, and Aerie. She spent a short time at Macy's Merchandising Group as senior manager of research and development assisting with design and direction of activewear and their private label brands. She is currently a full time freelance fashion illustrator and content creator. Some of her clients include Joe Fresh, Lands' End, Disney, the Real Real, Glow Recipe, Gap, and Bloomingdale's.
Dave Jackson is the Director of Infrastructure at WeWork, where he focuses on his passion for SaaS technology with a thriving global company that finds itself in over 16 countries and 150 locations. Dave joined WeWork after spending 4 years with Warby Parker, the New York based eyewear disruptor, where he was the Head of Technical Services. Dave joined Warby Parker as they began their entrance into the brick and mortar retail space, and helped develop their technology roadmap growing to over 50 stores nationwide. He is obsessed with building great tech team culture, creating business value through automation and innovative technology.
Jae Rindner is currently a Senior Annual Giving Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her background in fundraising and development stems from a drive to give back to the community and causes that hold personal significance. Jae previously worked at the American Red Cross and has been on the Board of Directors for Also-Known-As, Inc. for four years. She attended Holt Heritage Camp from the age of ten until she was fifteen, and continued to serve as a staff assistant and counselor at Holt and IKAA's KIDS Camp for several years. She graduated from the University of Southern California with dual bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Psychology and completed her master's degree in Psychological Counseling.
A special thank you to our Moderator, Edward Pokropski, who helped coordinate this event and secured the venue with APA NBCUniversal. Thank you for the privilege and opportunity.
Ed was born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted at 19 months old. He was raised mostly in Philly and while he doesn't like cheesesteaks, he has been boxing since he was 17, so some stereotypes do stick. Throughout the week, Ed hosts open mics under Laughing Buddha Comedy at Klimat in East Village. He performs standup in various clubs throughout the city and has hosted numerous charity events including this year's Plate by Plate dinner organized by Project by Project. Ed also writes and directs content for a children's television network known as Sprout, which is owned and operated by NBCUniversal. He lives in NYC, loves food and shamelessly promotes Asian Americans everywhere, any chance that he gets.
Thank you to Mike Mullen, with Also-Known-As, for coordinating on this event and reaching out to our panelists.
Questions or comments about this event: LisaGibson@fccny.org