A Conversation with: Jan Oncel, VP of Sales at Forrester

As a young girl, Jan Oncel would ride her bike through the Silicon Valley orchards where present day tech powerhouses were just being built. Surrounded by the excitement of developing companies for most of her life, it's no surprise that Jan took to the business world well herself. After graduating from Santa Clara, she began … Continue reading A Conversation with: Jan Oncel, VP of Sales at Forrester

Love Talk: A Series on Relationships

Welcome to Love Talk, a new Conversationalist series on love and relationships! I think people have such unique perspectives in relationships, but there are common elements uniting our disparate experiences. To capture these different viewpoints, I've conducted ten interviews with some single folks, individuals who have been dating for about a year, some who just got engaged, … Continue reading Love Talk: A Series on Relationships

A Conversation with: Jazeel Limzerwala, Mayo PhD Candidate and Former Professional Soccer Player

Hearing from inspirational and successful people is always stimulating, but there is something special in talking with someone close to my own age who has accomplished incredible things. It is equally terrifying, because it causes me to think "Well shoot...what have I been doing with the first 22 years of my life" as well as … Continue reading A Conversation with: Jazeel Limzerwala, Mayo PhD Candidate and Former Professional Soccer Player

A Conversation with: Emily Voss, Founder of VOSStudios

Welcome to another edition of The Conversationalist with Emily Voss, the founder and sole photographer of VOSStudios in Wausau, WI. It was refreshing to sit down in her local studio in the town where I grew up-it certainly felt much more familiar than doing segments in Silicon Valley or London, and her delightful dog Finn just … Continue reading A Conversation with: Emily Voss, Founder of VOSStudios

A Conversation with: Delaine Le Bas, Acclaimed British Artist

While studying abroad in London, I sat down with acclaimed artist Delaine Le Bas in the middle of an exhibition called "Blake's Outsiders"at Worthing Museum.  The exhibit is based off of the work of poet William Blake, and celebrates his outsider status towards the end of his life. Delaine's work was fittingly displayed in the exhibit, because … Continue reading A Conversation with: Delaine Le Bas, Acclaimed British Artist

A Conversation with Stephen J. Russell: M.D., Ph.D., Director of Molecular Medicine at Mayo Clinic

Welcome to my conversation with Stephen J. Russell M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Russell is the Director of Molecular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also leads the program in oncolytic virotherapy, the practice of using viruses to treat cancer. The connotation  typically associated with viruses is that they are destructive agents; however, they are … Continue reading A Conversation with Stephen J. Russell: M.D., Ph.D., Director of Molecular Medicine at Mayo Clinic

A Conversation with: Scott Resnick, COO of Hardin Design and Development

Welcome to my conversation with the industrious entrepreneur and politician: Scott Resnick. Scott is the co-founder and current COO of Hardin Design and Development, a multimillion dollar company that specializes in creating mobile applications for clients such as The Chicago Tribune, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford. Scott has also been an active politician in Madison WI, where Hardin … Continue reading A Conversation with: Scott Resnick, COO of Hardin Design and Development

A Conversation with: Caroline Macfarland, Founder of CoVi Think Tank

Welcome to my conversation with the innovative, hard-working, and articulate Caroline Macfarland, founder and executive director of the first visual and crowdsourced think tank: CoVi. Caroline was named one of Management Today’s 35 Women under 35 in 2015 for her progressive work in the think tank world.  Previously the Managing Director of think tank Respublica and adviser to … Continue reading A Conversation with: Caroline Macfarland, Founder of CoVi Think Tank