Connecting Careers to Social Change
Come out to hear panelists from a variety of fields (healthcare, technology, nonprofit, education, and public sectors) share how they connect their careers with service.
This event is planned by the 2016-17 France-Merrick Scholars and Fellows through The Shriver Center.
On Tuesday, 4/11, It will be held in the Library Gallery, beginning at 6 pm. Snacks will be provided by UMBC's Student Government Association. After the panel, there will be an opportunity for the audience to mingle with the panelists.
Dr. Judy Walton
Dr. Judy Walton has years of experience in both healthcare and educational issues. Currently, Dr. Walton runs a consulting firm advising government and private businesses on communication, management, and diversity issues, and works in the manuscript research review department at Howard University. She is on the board of the non profit organizations Damien Ministries (HIV and AIDS education and treatment) and the Southeast White House (Community Center in Southeast Washington, DC), and the chair of the board of Unity Healthcare.
Meghan Carpenter is a UMBC alumnus (‘14, Political Science) and a service coordinator for The Choice Program. She is also an alumnus of AmeriCorps and currently works in education with The Choice Program at Benjamin Franklin High School.
Rajan Patel is an avid maker who believes we can build things to help others. He co-invented the Embrace baby incubator, a product of empathy-driven design that has impacted and saved the lives of over 250,000 babies across the developing world. Today, he is passionate about empowering the makers and problem solvers of tomorrow as the Co-Founder and CEO of Dent Education. He has organized and led over 25 programs on design thinking and social innovation across six countries. Rajan holds a BS in Biomechanical Engineering and an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA from Harvard.
Marianne Young has her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in medical social work. She has spent 10 years in healthcare administration in the private sector, and 12 years as a practitioner in community, home health and hospice setting. Her primary client population is low income, elderly, with healthcare issues. Marianne is an expert in navigating Virginia's elderly and disabled waivers and partnering with a continuum of health care providers. She volunteers in non profit sector with the American Red Cross.