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Upper Schoolers Explore Careers at Annual Symposium
Upper Schoolers Explore Careers at Annual Symposium

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors learned about different fields of work at BC's 4th annual Career Symposium.

Dennis Masel, BC parent and founder and former CEO of Creative Circle and founder of The Jeanne and Dennis Masel Foundation, gave the keynote address. He took students through the story of choosing a college, training in the Navy, and his career in advertising and entertainment.

Students then heard from nearly 30 other BC parents, alumni, and faculty on 12 different panels — Arts and Fashion; Business and Finance; Culinary Arts; Education and Public Service; Engineering; Health and Human Services, Law, Politics, and Activism; Marketing, PR and Advertising; Media and Journalism; Real Estate; Sports and Entertainment; and Writing and Publishing.

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Full List of Panelists

Keynote address
- Dennis Masel - The Jeanne and Dennis Masel Foundation; Founder and former CEO of Creative Circle

Arts and Fashion
- Tammy Ngyuen - Artist and BC Visual Arts Teacher
- Krista Stack - Textiles Designer
- Devin Gilmartin '16 - Cofounder, President and Creative Director, Querencia Studio, Fashion

Business and Finance
- Michael Singer - Planning Manager, Victoria's Secret International, Retail
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Felicia Eve - Business owner, String Thing Studio

Culinary Arts
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Clay Williams - Food Photographer
- Melissa Clark - Food writer, New York Times

Education and Public Service
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Tess Salvatore '11 - Special Education Coordinator, Success Academy
- Scott Rubin - BC Science Department Chair and former Peace Corps volunteer

Marketing, PR, and Advertising
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Sloan Gaon '87 - CEO, PulsePoint Technology

Engineering and Technology
- Zak Wills - Energy Engineer at Goldman Copeland Engineering Consultants
- Aparna Pappu - VP, Engineering at Google

Education and Public Service
- Alex Paone '06 - Product Manager, Pearson Inc., Education Technology

Health and Human Services
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Dr. Sarada Krishnamurthy - Oncologist
- Dr. Ann Andrews Arthur - Pediatric Opthmalogist

Law, Politics, and Activism
- Deidre Moskowitz Pardo '01 - Assistant District Attorney, Investigations Division, Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
- Max Jens '13 - Mitigation Specialist, Friends of Island Academy

Real Estate
- Pete Guthrie - Founding Partner of DDG and Chief Creative Officer and Head of Design & Construction
- Kate Witherwax '94 - Real Estate Broker, Brown Harris Stevens, Real Estate

Media and Journalism

Sports and Entertainment
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Jay Mandel - William Morris Endeavor
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Anthony J. Pardo '02 - Sr. Manager, Sponsorship Account Services, Major League Baseball
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Sahr Ali - Actress
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Shane Tilston - Producer, Vice
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Alyssa Robbins - BC Educator/Musician

Writing and Publishing
- Rebecca Gradinger - Literary Agent
- Dennis Norris III - Writer/Editor