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Global Brigades@Marshall Hosts Second Social Impact Careers Panel
March 1, 2017 • by News at Marshall
Students at the 2016 Social Impact speaker's panel.

Many Marshall students are driven by a desire to make a difference in the world. Much like last year’s inaugural gathering, the Social Impact Careers Panel, held at the Tutor Campus Center on Feb. 28, drew approximately 100 Marshall students eager to learn how to achieve that ambition.

The event, spearheaded by the undergraduate student-run Global Brigades@Marshall in partnership with Los Angeles Community Impact and the USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, invited speakers from a range of industries to inspire attendees. These included organizations covering education, food security and nutrition, food and beverage, impact investing and corporate social responsibility.

Adlai Wertman, David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and founding director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, moderated this year’s panel discussion with Kelly Wilson of Warner Bros. Entertainment; Erika Taylor of International Labor Standards, The Walt Disney Company; Daniel Tellalian of Avivar Capital; Vivienne Lee of REDF; Kate Doyle of The Wonderful Company; Robert Egger of LA Kitchen; and John E. Kobara of the California Community Foundation.

“Exposing Marshall students to non-traditional impact careers is one of our missions at the Brittingham Lab,” said Wertman. “We are so happy to be partnering with Global Brigades in bringing change-making successful role models to campus.”

Iris Kim ’19, vice president of external relations for Global Brigades and the main organizer behind this year’s event, was also excited for the panel.

“As students at USC, we’re taught to be well-rounded, global citizens through our curriculum that emphasizes the humanities as well as professional skills,” she said.

“Through this panel, we’re hoping the speakers, some of whom have unconventional educational backgrounds and career paths, can provide inspiration and insight as to how we can all make a difference, no matter what our occupation.”


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