Third OLP Women’s Symposium

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2017's Speakers & Panelists

Keynote Speaker: Marcela Valladolid '96
Chef, author and co-host of the Food Network television series, The Kitchen

Marcela is passionate about changing the perception of authentic Mexican food. She has released two Mexican cookbooks, both reaching the #1 spot on Amazon; hosted her own Food Network show, Mexican Made Easy, for five seasons; created her own product line of tasty Mexican snacks and meats at Safeway stores; and is currently a host on the Emmy-nominated TV show, The Kitchen. Read More

 

Mistress of Ceremonies: Katia Lopez-Hodoyan '98
Bilingual Journalist at NBC 7 San Diego

Katia Lopez-Hodoyan is an award-winning bilingual journalist, currently working for NBC 7 San Diego. She recently came back from Rome, Italy, where she worked as a foreign TV correspondent for five years. She covered the election of Pope Francis, both terrorist attacks in Paris, and papal trips to Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Bosnia-Herzegovina. While overseas, Lopez-Hodoyan lived in a refugee camp in Jordan. Read More

Closing Speaker: Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi
Founder and CEO of ‎NuttZo LLC

Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi is revolutionizing the peanut butter and nut butter industry. With over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, Danielle developed and implemented the strategic rollout of the NuttZo™ brand. Of course, NuttZo is more than just nuts and seeds. The heart and soul of the company is its non-profit, Project Left Behind. Read More

Arts & Entertainment Panel

Anne Sweeney
Member of Netflix's Board of Directors
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Carol Lazier
President, San Diego Opera Board of Directors
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Brenda Chapman
American Writer, Animation Story Artist and Director
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Pamela Davis
Segment Producer at KUSI
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Priscilla Guido '00
Client Development at Christie's Mexico City
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Alexia Maria Esquer
Fashion Designer/CEO at Alexia Maria
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Business & Entrepreneurship Panel

Felena Hanson
Founder at Hera Hub: Collaborative Workspace for Women
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Mary Ann McGarry
President and CEO, Partner at Guild Mortgage Company
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Michele Comtois
Principal of Executive Liability Practice at Barney & Barney
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Kymberli Parker
Owner of Mrs. Parker's Charm School
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Jamie Moraga
President and CEO of intelliSolutions, Inc.
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Amy Wimer
VP & Associate Publisher at San Diego Business Journal
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Healthcare Panel

Dr. Diane Perez
Internationally Recognized Physician, Medical Journalist, Televisa, Galavision/Univision
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Patricia Aubanel, M.D.
World-renowned Interventional Cardiologist
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Priscilla Ibarra, M.D. '98
Renowned Dermatologist
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Patricia Robinson, R.N.
Co-Founder and Executive Board for Mercy Outreach Surgical Team
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Laura van‘t Veer, Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist, Leader of the Breast Oncology Program and Associate Director of Applied Genomics
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STEM Panel

Ilkay Altintas, Ph.D.
Chief Data Science Officer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center
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Cheryl K. Goodman
Executive Director at Athena and Co-Founder of SoGloMo, LLC
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Corina Antal, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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Kristi Jaska
Vice President, Engineering at ViaSat, Inc.
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Saura Naderi
Staff, Government Affairs Analyst at Qualcomm Incorporated
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