Season 4, Episode 8 – Unexpected Career Paths: How a Degree Can Continue to Serve in New Ways

About This Episode:

In this episode we uncover the surprising ways a degree can serve us throughout our careers. Our esteemed guests, all accomplished alumni from various fields, share their personal experiences of how their education has equipped them with lifelong adaptive skills that have proven invaluable in unexpected ways. Discover how social factors, vital knowledge, and unique perspectives gained from a degree have helped our guests thrive in diverse industries. From transitioning to new roles to shifting careers, we'll explore the remarkable stories of those who have found success by applying their education in unconventional ways. Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, this episode offers a fresh perspective on the lasting value of higher education beyond the classroom


Featured on This Episode:

  • Anna Lee is the Co-founder and Head of Engineering of Lioness, the women-led sexual wellness company that built the world's only smart vibrator that improves understanding of sexual pleasure through biofeedback data and science. Anna was previously a mechanical engineer at Amazon, launching the Amazon Dash Button's original concept and the Kindle Voyage Page Press Technology. She has most recently been named Forbes 30 Under 30 and Anna has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley.
  • Elaine Petralli is the executive director for Rambler Sparkling Water. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in child and family Development from Stephen F. Austin, a university out of Nacogdoches, Texas.
  • Matthew Doyle is a TV literary Agent at Verve Talent & Literary Agency. He earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia.

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