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Community Conversation about the Global Pandemic: Keith Hennessey on Economic Policy Responses

A lecturer in economics at the GSB, Keith Hennessey joins Vice Provost Stacey Bent to discuss economic policy responses to the pandemic. Hennessey has more than 14 years of experience advising senior elected officials that includes serving as senior White House economic advisor under President George W. Bush.

Beyond Meat Founder and CEO Ethan Brown @ ETL

Ethan Brown is the founder, president and CEO of Beyond Meat. By shifting consumption from animal to plant-based meat products, Beyond Meat aims to positively impact human health, the climate, natural resources, and animal welfare. The company raised more than $145 million in capital, as well as placements at prominent grocery and restaurant chains like Whole Foods and TGI Fridays, before debuting on the Nasdaq stock exchange in May 2019. 

Redpoint Ventures Managing Director Annie Kadavy @ ETL

Annie Kadavy is a managing director at Redpoint Ventures, a firm that emphasizes early-stage investing and has backed companies like Netflix, Stripe and HashiCorp. 

Prior to joining Redpoint, she served as head of strategic operations at Uber Freight, and also spent four years as a general partner at Charles River Ventures, where she focused on early-stage investments in consumer-driven companies like ClassPass, DoorDash and Patreon. 

Quick Bytes: Self-Compassion in Academia

Struggle is part of the grad school experience. Difficult moments are part of the human experience. How we handle those difficult moments can be the difference between a downward spiral of isolation, and a confident step toward meaningful work. From this workshop, participants will learn what self-compassion is, current research addressing the ways self-compassion protects ambition, and gain tools for how to practice self-compassion.  

Sarah Meyer Tapia, MA, associate director, Division of Health & Human Performance

Quick Bytes: Connecting with Invisible Opportunities

Practice the art of informational interviews and make connections with other grad students in this preview of the popular d.school course, Designing the Professional.

Kathy Davies, lecturer and managing director, d.life Lab

Read Kathy's Bio

Join the virtual session at 12PM on Thurs., Apr. 23 via Zoom. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you once you register for the session.

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