Saturday, September 16, 2017

Women In STEM with Cassandra Reese

On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I hangout with Cassandra Reese and we chat about her experiences as a woman in STEM. 

Cassandra Reese received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of San Diego in 2014. She then moved to Hattiesburg, MS in fall 2014 to pursue her Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Derek Patton at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her works focuses on polymer surfaces, which can be applicable to a variety of applications (tunable adhesives, flexible electronics, antiwetting surfaces). Cassandra is strongly involved in campus and community outreach activities. Specifically, Cassandra served as the President for the Women in Science and Organization (WISE) organization at USM from 2016-2017, and the Vice President from 2017-present. The mission of WISE at USM is to retain and empower women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by offering mentoring, support, and inspiration. During her WISE presidency, she was involved in submitting a grant through USM Foundation, titled “Retention of Women in STEM”, which ultimately got funded. This grant allowed the WISE officers to host their 1st Annual WISE Conference: WISE with RISE, The Power of You!

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Business of You: Owning Your Career with Lakrisha Davis, MBA

On this episode, I hangout with Lakrisha Davis and we chat about how to take charge of your career.

As a Career Coach, Success Mentor, and Speaker, Lakrisha helps ambitious career hunters navigate the corporate landscape in order to create the life and career they’ve always dreamed of.

She has worked in the corporate arena for over 10 years, with experience in the areas of legal compliance, corporate governance, and human resources. ​

Years ago, Lakrisha felt as though her career was at a standstill. She just couldn’t find a satisfying or lucrative enough career no matter how hard she tried. She was barely making it financially, and felt empty going into work everyday because she knew she had a greater calling.

Like many other job seekers, Lakrisha had done everything right: graduated college with high honors, gained valuable experience and always made a good impression. She started to feel like her only option was to settle because life seemed to be throwing her nothing but lemons. Deep down she knew she deserved better.

Eventually, Lakrisha decided that enough is enough. She was determined to turn things around and put every ounce of her energy into creating the career and life that she loved.

In just 4 weeks, she had secured her dream position, and more than doubled her salary. She was astounded. Lakrisha knew that she wanted to share what she'd learned with other women. ​ 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Genius Hour with Jacqueline Rose

On this episode, I hangout with Jacqueline Rose and we chat about bringing Genius Hour to your classroom.

Jacqueline Rose is an Educational Technology Specialist in Fort Worth ISD. She is incredibly passionate about student-led learning, which led her to fall in love with Genius Hour. This, along with connecting teachers/students to the awesomeness the world (and its people) has to offer, has truly transformed her educational approach. She is a connected educator, a constant learner, and empathy-based practices are my jam.

You can find her on Twitter/Instagram/Periscope/Snapchat at . Hit her up with any and all questions about getting the above mentioned practices started!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The CEO of You with Koereyelle

On this episode, I hangout with Koereyelle and we chat about her journey from elementary school teacher to author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and boss!

Koereyelle made her mark in 2011 when she founded The Single Wives Club, an education and empowerment organization that inspires single ladies to become better women before becoming wives. She has truly become the voice for single women, representing the “new single woman” who wants love and marriage, but has not detoured her focus from her education and career. She's an International Speaker and educator who's been featured nationally by ESSENCE Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, MadameNoire, Rolling Out, NBC and many more for her empowerment projects. She is also the creator of the Inner Circle, a professional mentoring program for women entrepreneurs. Most recently, she's added Author to her resumé with the release of her debut title, WERK101: Get-Your-Life-Together Guide and sophomore project Confessions of a WERKaholic: Success Secrets for Fearless Female Entrepreneurs. She is on a mission to show women all over the world that they can have whatever they want