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This winter, the Gordon Career Center will host four "fireside chat"-style winter alumni career exchange activities between well-known alumni and current students. Guests include ESPN's NFL reporter Kimberley Martin '03; Jon Turteltaub '85, film/TV director and producer; Jesse Greenspan '06, health partner supply chain and logistics director; and conference committee chief economist Dana Peterson '98.

On January 21, Myla Stovall '22 (left), a double major in psychology and English, hosted a conversation with ESPN's NFL reporter Kimberley Martin '03. Martin covered the National Football League as a national writer and defeated reporters, and joined ESPN as an NFL reporter in March 2020. She covered the league throughout the year and contributed to ESPN's NFL shows, SportsCenter,, and more. During the discussion, Martin reviewed the reasons why she chose to join Wesley. "Wesley School was actually the last school I visited. I saw every school in the eastern coastal area. Wesley was like home. I felt like a bird singing. This is where I need to go." She said .

Although Wesleyan University does not offer journalism degrees, Martin still cherishes African American studies and psychology degrees. "Becoming a psychology major actually helps me a lot in the reporting field. Because if you think about it, it means constantly dealing with people. Social psychology. Understanding how people work, how they think, and what drives their development. "she says. Martin also shared her initial challenge from ESPN. "I was hired as a TV reporter, but in essence, I am a writer. I am a storyteller. My preferred medium is speech. So this is a difficult transition because I have never done web TV. ."

On January 26, Major Keane Chan Hodges '21 (left), major in Film and Art History, hosted a discussion with film/TV director and producer Jon Turteltaub '85. Turteltaub is known for being a director


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. Although Turteltaub majored in drama and psychology, he said: "I would urge every student in Wesleyan to take a sociology course because I think sociology is...maybe the most important thing in our country or the world."

"The days of going to a film studio to make a movie are very old now. You all have super cameras in your pockets or desks and editing equipment on your laptops. It is much better than anything 25 years ago." Turteltaub said. "Nothing can stop you from making a movie, and... now, you can upload a movie with the push of a button. People can see it. If you want to make a movie, there is no reason not to make a movie."

On January 27th, Fitzroy "Pablo" Wickham '21 of Neuroscience and Drama and Ivie Uzamere '21 of Social Biology and Science hosted the meeting with Partners In Health (PIH) Supply Chain and Logistics Director Jesse Greenspan '06 discuss. . Since joining PIH in 2008, Greenspan has provided supply chain and logistics activities for Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Rwanda and Sierra Leone through the development of forecasting methods, data management and reporting, international procurement and procurement, and budget planning. Provided support, disaster response, and the development and implementation of OpenBoxes (open source supply chain management software developed for global health delivery). Greenspan said: "The model of health partners is to work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health." "We are working hard to ensure that the supplies, equipment and medicines needed to provide care are always available when clinicians need them."

Greenspan is a government major. She explained that as a student at Wesleyan University, she worked at the back-up counter of the Olin Library, participated in the "Global Student AIDS Campaign", and studied abroad in Cameroon. This is her A highlight of Wesley's experience. "I am convinced that the spirit of the school remains the same. I have an amazing experience... and try to make the most of all the wonderful activities, courses and extracurricular experiences that Wesleyan offers." Her two favorite courses are developing countries. Political economy and plant biology. "I took courses outside of my major to try to gain as much liberal arts experience as possible. I think it’s important to be curious, and I think Wesley’s education does a good job of encouraging this."

The final professional dialogue will be held at 7pm on February 3rd. Dana Peterson '98, Chief Economist of the Conference Committee, Head of the Center for Economics, Strategy and Finance, will talk about her extensive experience in the public domain and also worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC



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Throughout the beginning of February, the Gordon Career Center of Wesleyan University will host four career dialogues with students and alumni from different industries participating. Join us for one or all of the upcoming fireside chats.

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