Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 |
Time: 4pm - 5pm |
What does a career look like in health and wellness? Learn from a diverse group of panelists the many different career paths in the health and wellness field. Panelists will discuss how a degree in the Humanities has helped support the mental and physical well-being of others.
Post-doctoral fellow |CAPS UCLA
Dr. Alejandra Torrero (pronouns: they/them) is a post-doctoral fellow at CAPS this year. They graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2013 with a double major in History and Psychology. They pursed their first job as an Assistant English Teacher in Japan, through the JET Program. After living a few years abroad they returned to Southern California to pursue teaching before considering a career in Clinical Psychology. What drew them to the field of psychology was their desire to connect with clients, learn their history, accompany them through hardship, and to offer care, support, and wellness. They earned their doctoral degree with an emphasis in Multiculturalism, and conduct therapy with a social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility focus.
Owner of We One Wellness
Vanessa Garcia, the owner and founder of We One Wellness, is a native Angeleno. She is a certified holistic practitioner body worker for chronic pain and stress management, and helps to treat many pathologies. She holds two certifications in IPATH (Integral Postural Alignment Technique) and is a Master Teacher Trainer and ERYT International Yoga & Meditation teacher specializing in breath work. She has been training/coaching for over 20 years, teaching yoga for over 13 years, and has additional certifications in accessible yoga, yin/meridian health, TRX, and IPATH pilates. Vanessa received her BA in Performing Arts in dance and is currently helping others with MFR (myofascial release) and skeletal and joint alignment. She is currently working on clinical certification in Aroma Therapy with the New York Aroma Therapy Institute. She also teaches Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, and Breath Technique classes. She believes in the power of mind-body connection through mindfulness. “Creating space” is powerful, and she believes in the art of pausing, rest, and mindful living. Vanessa aims to make these practices accessible to everyone and anyone regardless of any demographic, especially to people of color and those that have been marginalized. Her heart is in building community and helping people align back to their true expansive selves.
Corine is co-founder of Kona, the wellbeing and burnout platform for people-first teams. Kona has helped over 200 of the best tech teams in the world build empathy and psychological safety. Corine writes regularly on people-first leadership. Their work has been featured by Yahoo, Fortune, TechCrunch, Harvard Business School, Forbes, BuiltIn, and more.