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August 26, 2021|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jumpstart is excited to bring you a unique virtual event to explore landing a job, financial planning, being an advocate through your work or in your spare time, and more. We have special guests from our nation-wide network coming together for this unique virtual experience. Join discussions both large and intimate, expand your networks, and hear from keynote speakers all from the comfort of your own home!
7pm ET / 4pm PT
Key note speaker: Morgan Brand
Key contributors: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton International Law Firm & First Republic Bank
Developed by: Jumpstart’s Alumni Relations and Development department in collaboration with the Policy and Government department and the Development department.
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5 Minutes – Welcome Session
20 Minutes – Guest Presenter – First Republic Bank
First Republic will facilitate a panel discussion on financial considerations young professionals should think about as they reenter world post pandemic. Topics covered will include: managing personal finances, common financial mistakes/misconceptions and how to develop financial knowledge/skills.
20 Minutes – Guest Presenter – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Kilpatrick Townsend contributes to the success of leading businesses and brands around the world by delivering exceptional legal advice for complex intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactional matters. As a Firm, they are committed to active citizenship and driving positive change in community leadership, diversity and inclusion, philanthropy, pro bono, and volunteerism.
Kilpatrick Townsend has supported Jumpstart for seven years now, providing significant support and volunteer hours. Key leaders at Kilpatrick have and continue to serve as National and Local Advisory Board members, and the Firm has generously supported Read for the Record every year.
Their presentation will provide advice on transitioning to the professional workforce.
30 Minutes – Key Note Speaker – Morgan Brand
Morgan Brand’s interest in child development led her to Jumpstart where she served as both a Corps Member and Team Leader at two universities. Her experience in Jumpstart ignited her interest in public service.
Currently, Morgan works as a legislative analyst in the Office of Legislative and Policy Analysis at the National Institutes of Health. As a liaison between Members of Congress and NIH, Morgan sits at the intersection of biomedical research and public health. Her path to the NIH began when she became a STEM Public Policy Fellow through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, where she gained experience in Congress and the nonprofit sector. She then became a legislative aide for health and education in the Senate, where Morgan worked for five years translating constituents’ needs into public policy proposals. Transitioning from the Hill to the nonprofit sector, Morgan acted as Government Relations Manager for YWCA USA where she actively engaged with advocates on the ground and champions in Congress to develop legislation to prevent gender-based violence.
Morgan is a graduate of Emory University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology.
15 Minutes – Questions and Answers – All three sets of guest presenters will be available to try to answer some of your questions.