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Writing Works Career Day 2020: From Passion to Profession

June 20, 2020–10:00 am-1:15 pm EDT

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Speakers for Girls Write Now’s Career Day 2020 include:

Public Relations Specialist Carolina Alduey

Carolina is the founder of La Gerencia LLC and a high energy, creative, multicultural Talent Manager and Public Relations Specialist with relationships in both general & Hispanic markets. Successful in shaping public perception and promoting established and emerging projects, Carolina is a strategic, straightforward and persuasive communicator,. confident and loyal relationship-builder, and a determined, decisive and resourceful problem-solver who is calm under pressure and a natural team leader. 

Digital Game Designer Sande Chen

Sande Chen is a writer and game designer whose game credits span over 15 years in the industry. Her writing credits include 1999 Independent Games Festival winner Terminus and the 2007 PC RPG of the Year, The Witcher, for which she was nominated for a Writers Guild Award in Videogame Writing. She is the co-author of Serious Games: Games That Educate, Train, and Inform and a contributor to Writing for Video Game Genres, Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, and Secrets of the Game Business. In 2006, she was profiled as one of the game industry’s top 100 most influential women for her work as Director of Girls in Games, Inc. She has spoken about games at conferences around the globe, including the Game Developers Conference, Austin Game Developers Conference, and the Serious Games Summit D.C. She also has a Grammy nomination.  She can be found on Twitter: @sandechen.

Television Writer Naomi G. Davis

Born and raised in the Bronx, Naomi G. Davis attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. At Tisch, Naomi received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant and earned the Martin Wygood Award and the Fox Television Benjamin L. Hooks Award. Most recently, Naomi worked in the writers’ room of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down” on Netflix and was the Writers’ Assistant on her second season of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Golden Globe Award-winning comedy “The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel.” Currently, Naomi is developing a series with Kronicle Media and Universal Cable Productions.

Writer & Filmmaker Natalie Guerrero

Natalie Guerrero is a writer, artist, activist, filmmaker, photographer, entrepreneur, digital marketer, and content creator. She currently works in Editorial & Film Development at MACRO, and has previously held positions with William Morris Endeavor as the assistant to Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, HarperCollins, Writer’s House, and ICM.

Therapist Britton Williams

MA, RDT, LCAT, holds a master’s degree in Drama Therapy (NYU), and is a registered drama therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including: schools, residential treatment facilities, domestic violence shelters, day treatment programs, and acute care. She currently works in private practice in New York City with adults and adolescents. Britton’s work also extends to non-clinical settings. In this capacity, she uses drama therapeutic techniques with organizations, companies, schools, and universities to help guide and facilitate discussions on: cultural humility and awareness; implementing creativity in the workday for increased employee engagement, team-building, and productivity; and self-care.

Activist & Lawyer Noelle Yasso

Noelle Yasso is dedicated to fighting the systemic and intersecting oppressions of communities of color. After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Noelle worked as a paralegal and case manager at Sanctuary for Families in the Bronx, New York. At Sanctuary, she assisted undocumented survivors of domestic violence and trafficking in obtaining immigration relief. She later worked at the Vera Institute of Justice, a New York-based criminal justice research organization, where she helped police departments throughout the United States improve their relations with local communities. During law school, Noelle worked at the National Immigrant Justice Center, where she represented detained immigrants who were convicted of crimes and conducted know-your-rights presentations at jails and detention centers throughout the Midwest. Noelle also interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she honed her skills and interest in civil rights litigation. 

Currently an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at Catholic Migration Services, Noelle represents immigrants facing deportation in Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY. After her two-year fellowship, she plans on continuing to help advocate for greater racial and gender justice through direct legal services and impact litigation.

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June 20, 2020
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