Graduate and Postdoctoral Success Blog
October 2021 Alumni Career Story: Dr. Katherine Wainwright at Google: Once A Researcher Always A ResearcherOct 7, 2021
Dr. Katherine Wainwright will lead this Career Story session to share how she used the knowledge she gained as a Behavioral Researcher in the UTSA Psychology Doctoral Program to become a User Experience Researcher at Google. Join us Thursday, August 14 at 4pm (CDT)
August 2021 GPS Career Story: Bianca Alvarez, Kimberly Mirelez, and Jordyn Patrias: Bringing Art and Expertise to the City of San AntonioAug 12, 2021
August's GPS Career Story will introduce Bianca Alvarez, Kimberly Mirelez, and Jordyn Patrias, from the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture. Join us on Thursday, August 19 at 4pm (CDT)
July 2021 GPS Career Story: Orlando Graves Bolaños, Director of Gallery Facilitation and Experiences at The DoSeumJul 8, 2021
July's GPS Career Story will introduce Orlando Graves Bolaños, Director of Gallery Facilitation and Experiences at The DoSeum, join us on Wednesday, July 21 at 4pm (CDT).
June's GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Caroline Goddard from United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, join us on Thursday, June 17 at 12pm (CST).
May's GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Paola Montufar Soria from UTSA to NYU, join us on Thursday, May 13 at 4pm (CST).
May's GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Kesley Smith from Greenleaf Book Group, join us on Thursday, May 20 at 4pm (CST).
March’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. Manuel Ramirez Garcia, who has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and has transitioned to a career as a contract data scientist, where he gets to analyze all the data he wants and also acts as both a scientist and an engineer. If you’d like to learn more about his data scientist job, the skills he needs to be successful, and his time as an Insight Data Fellow, join us Thursday, March 11 at 4 pm.
February’s GPS Career Story will introduce Mr. Pete Echols at Southern Teachers Agency who is a School Agent and Placement Counselor. What that means for you is Mr. Echols helps teachers, including first-time teachers, find teaching jobs. At his Career Story, Pete will describe his career path that initiated with Music Education, brought in a variety of teaching opportunities and relies on his skills for interviewing others. Importantly, Mr. Echols will share some of the best resumes he’s encountered to inspired you to update your resume. This session has been rescheduled to take place Tuesday, April 13 from 3pm – 4pm.
January 2021 GPS Career Story: Dr. E'Lissa Flores from the Health and Environmental Science Institute (HESI) in Washington, D.C.Jan 20, 2021
January’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. E'lissa Flores, who has a Ph.D. in Translational Biomedical Sciences from University of Rochester and is currently a Scientific Program Manager at HESI, a nonprofit institution whose mission is to engage academia, government & industry scientists to identify & resolve global health & environmental issues.
November 2020 GPS Career Story: Dr. Julia Kent from Literature Graduate Student to leader at Council of Graduate SchoolsNov 9, 2020
November’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. Julia Kent, who has a Ph.D. in British Literature from Johns Hopkins and an MA in French literature from the University of Paris VII, and is currently the vice president of Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Dr. Kent has conducted research on a broad range of topics in graduate education, including Ph.D. career pathways, diversity issues, and the preparation of future faculty. Learn how Dr. Kent shaped her path from literature graduate student to Assistant Professor in Beirut to a leader who shapes graduate education.
October 2020 GPS Career Story: A Working Graduate Student's Quest for Diversity and Humanities Without WallsOct 20, 2020
October’s GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Margaret (Maggie) Nettesheim-Hoffman who is working on her Ph.D. in American History at Marquette University and also working as Director of Marquette’s Career Diversity Initiative. Maggie’s current scholarly work explores the development of philanthropic foundations and political conversations impacting the construction of nonprofit sector policy in Wisconsin. She is also the Associate Director of Career Diversity with Humanities Without Walls and can describe how time spent as a Fellow at Humanities Without Walls helped to shape her career path.
September 2020 GPS Career Story: Education and Equity Champion Joins Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationSep 9, 2020
September's GPS Career Story will introduce Sara Garcia, born and raised in Texas, and has a passion for issues of race and equity and the role of public policy in creating a more equitable education system.
August’s GPS Career Story will introduce Kate Kinnison, who has a Master’s in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin. She will share her career story and describe her time with The Texas House of Representatives, The Artist Foundation in San Antonio, founding CivTechSA, and her day-to-day work with the City of San Antonio.
Graduate Student Highlight: NSF Fellowship Recipient pursues PhD at UTSA to preserve Amazonian cultureAug 17, 2020
Hugo Lucitante is a member of the indigenous Cofán people, a small Amazonian nation afflicted by colonization, deforestation, and pollution from the oil industry. At just 10 years old, he was given the opportunity to pursue a western education and become an advocate for his people. Now, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, he continues his education and research as an Anthropology doctoral candidate at UTSA. Lucitante brings a unique perspective to the Anthropology field and aims to support his people in their fight for cultural survival.
July’s GPS Career Story introduces Dr. Chris Jarrett, who received his PhD at UTSA in Anthropology and was scooped up by the Field Museum in 2019 as their resident Cultural Anthropologist and Environmental Social Scientist.
Dr. Shannon Heuberger received her PhD in entomology and worked with a United States Senator, developing her passion for all things policy. She is now the Assistant Vice Provost at UTSA and is ready to share her story with you Learn about the experiences that shaped her future and be inspired to take control of your own.