Now Spoke Speakers

Meet our 2021 speakers

With our Now Spoke x TRIO partnership, we're excited to share our panelist from a variety of industries, locations, and backgrounds. We'll be updating our full line-up of speakers throughout the month of February 2021. Please feel free to connect with our amazing 2021 speakers.

Francesca Badoino

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Associate Commercial Marketing
Manager @ T-Mobile, University of Florida Alumni

She/Her/Hers

When I was in college, I thought I was going to be a journalist. I imagined myself traveling the world and writing stories about people (that's what I thought journalists do). Today, I work as a Marketing Manager at T-Mobile, driving innovation for the voice acquisition team. I could not be more fulfilled.  Being open to new opportunities led me to start two college clubs, move across the country, and discover a career I love. Now, I am on a quest to help students find what makes them spark.

Meghan Onserio

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Associate Product Marketing Manager II @ Google, Harvard University Alumni

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I am a graduate of Harvard University where I studied History & Literature. As an undergrad, I quickly discovered my passion for storytelling which led me to secure marketing internships at Facebook and Google, and ultimately work in product marketing at Google. I care about creating equity and bridging the gap between tech and the arts.

Priscilla Tenggara

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Product Marketing Manager @ Sellics Marketplace Analytics, University of California, Irvine Alumni

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I'm an Indonesian-American marketing manager based in Berlin. Before moving to Germany, I spent time bouncing between tech hubs like Silicon Valley, Austin, Chicago, Madrid and Hong Kong.

At work, I focus on launching go-to-market strategies, product positioning and cross-functional collaboration across North America and Europe at Sellics. 
I'm the founder of the Indonesian Professionals Association - Germany and work closely with leaders & institutions to promote business and investment opportunities amongst Indonesians in Germany.

Renny Chan

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Head of Marketing @ Vowel, The University of Calgary

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I'm a data focused growth marketer. I've held a variety of positions from Sales, Analytics to Growth. I've launched loyalty programs for airlines, created data warehouses for SaaS companies developed predictive models for marketing. All of these things are based on data!

Leo Rodriguez

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Creative Project Manager @ Target, Georgia State University Alumni

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I am an alumni from Georgia State University and now working at Target as a Creative Project Manager. I manage the creative process for multicultural and brand campaigns. I’m extremely passionate about my culture so I lead the community initiatives in our Hispanic Business Council. On my free time, I enjoy videography, DJing, writing and drawing. 

Karen Ngo

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Sales Operations Program Manager @ Microsoft, University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business Alumni

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I am a sushi & bubble tea connoisseur who happens to love blogging about career & development in hopes of inspiring students and young professionals around the world to chase their ambitions. At Microsoft, I strive to make a big impact by presenting business insights to our senior leaders and empowering the communities that I am a part of to achieve more.

Nada Al-Musawi

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Business Systems Analyst @ Nike, University of Washington Foster School of Business Alumni

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I am an alumni from the UW Foster school of business where I studied Operations & Supply Chain Management and minored in Diversity. During undergrad, I started my Nike journey back in 2016 as a store athlete. Now I'm currently supporting retail stores in tech operations!

 

I'm passionate about all things in footwear but I'm aware products aren't everything. I'm still on my path of finding my 'career' but I hope I can help others create their own path in any industry they inspire to be in.

Derrik Robinson

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Buyer - Audio (Speakers, Amplifiers, and Antennas) @ Stellantis, MBA student @ University of Michigan-Dearborn, The University of
Texas @ Austin

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I am passionate about lifting the next generation of students through education and career development. I have seen the impact that mentorship has on young people. and I strive to pass along the knowledge that has been passed along to me. With my background in business, I have worked at KPMG and Stellantis.

Khyree Watson

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Technical Support Engineer @ Adobe, University of Washington Alumni

He/Him/His

I love to bring a smile to individuals' faces and I hope this bio will do just that. Fun-loving, risk taker, Anime enthusiast, and sports fanatic are just some of the qualities that I posses.

I am a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. There, I obtained two degrees; B.S. in Human Centered Design & Engineering and B.A. in Education, Communities, and Organizations. While in college, I began to realize my passion for understanding individuals and their stories, as well as how technology does or does not empower them as users. Essentially, I am a person who loves to identify and solve problems and, most importantly, build genuine relationships along the way.

Chelsea Ip

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Software Engineer @ ADP, MS in CS @ Georgia Tech, PM @ Neutrify, University of Washington Alumni

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In 2017, I started at a community college in Seattle as an international student. Later, I went to UW for Computer Science and did a number of internships at startups to midsized companies. Prior to graduation, I secured an offer at Fortune 500 company as a Software Developer in the performance engineering team.

 

I learned how to ensure a better UX for employees at hundreds of small businesses to enterprise clients. Aside from scaling availability in different regions, I support data engineering projects to fuel the next generation's HR products.

Nikka Mofid

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Graduate Student Researcher @ Stanford, MS Electrical Engineering student @ Stanford, University of California, Irvine Alumni

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I am a second-year masters student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University focusing in Systems and Machine Learning! I did my undergraduate at UC Irvine double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the past I have interned at Microsoft and Amazon! I am also the co-President of Stanford Society of Women Engineers.

Suren Jamiyanaa

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Product Manager @ Microsoft, Princeton University Alumni

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I have great joy in bringing new and creative ideas into the world, and creating technology with peers is one of my favorite ways to do so. I pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Princeton, and I am currently a Program Manager at Microsoft. There are many obstacles when navigating career and life, and I hope to lift others where I can and share learnings that I picked up along the way.

Sabrina Vega

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Software Engineer & Co-founder of HOLA SOMOS @ Microsoft, University of Florida Alumni

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I am the daughter of Colombian immigrants, a Florida native and am passionate about the ways technology can create social impact and opportunities. As an undergraduate, I worked with the UF Hispanic & Latinx Affairs Department to increase Diversity & Inclusion Education. Now at Microsoft, I work as an engineer for the Word Online team in the performance space and am the co-founder of SOMOS, our early in career community for Hispanic/Latinx employees—the first culturally-focused EiC community at the company.

Aaron Ng

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Product Strategy & Operations Intern @ TikTok, University of Washington Class of 2021

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I'm currently a senior at the University of Washington studying Finance, Information Systems, and minoring in Informatics! Throughout college, I have gathered experience in consulting and marketing which has led me to the tech world. Currently, I'm a Product Intern at TikTok where I am working on monetizing the app through hashtags and AR effects.

Nate Woodman

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Analyst @ Vanguard, Emerging Leader Development Program @ Vanguard, Penn State Alumni

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I am an alum of the Penn State Schreyer Honors College and currently at Vanguard in their rotational leadership program. During school, I interned at one of the fastest-growing tech companies. I’m a 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar, former Division 1 swimmer, and have spent time with industry-leading deal-makers. I enjoy staying active and spending time with family and friends.