LaSTEMA Career Conference

CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT ASAP! is excited to invite parents, students and STEMA professionals to the 2018 LaSTEMA Conference Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. Hosted by Kansas City Kansas Community College at their Technical Education Center, area colleges and companies who are seeking diverse applicants will be sharing information about their education programs, scholarship information, job listings and professional advice on how to succeed in STEM careers. was created as a media platform to connect more diverse women to careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and advertising. can be found on the web and on social media channels. For students, the target audience of the conference, they will be able to listen and learn from women already in established in their STEM industry. Five speaking tracks are being established to invited colleges and professional women to give advice and direction on how to enter and succeed in their individual industries. Students will also have an opportunity to meet with area schools who have established STEM education tracks and scholarships. 

In addition to the panel discussions, there will be exhibition space for local community colleges and secondary colleges to share information about their STEM programs.  Local STEM companies who have STEM employment openings are invited to use the day-long conference to recruit new hires to their organization by sponsoring and having a booth at this unique event. is currently seeking diverse professional women to join the list of presenters and panelist who will share advice and success stories to high school, college, and young professionals. For more information, please download the sponsorship document and contact Nicholas Segura, Executive Director. 

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Program Guide

9:00A.M. Introductions
Nicholas Segura
Ruby Montoya Event MC
Dr. Marisa Gray - Dean of Community Education
Keynote Address SnapIT CEO Neelima Parasker 
10:00A.M. Science Panel
Valerie Vaughn - APEX Business Advisors - Moderator
Rekha Patel - Catalent Pharma Solutions
Mayela Roa - Cerner
Kellyann Jones - Prep KC
Diana Acevedo - KU Med
11:00A.M. Technology Panel
Carlanda McKinney - - Moderator
Janelle James - 99 Prospect
Anna Randazzo - LaBella Vita Inc
Ina Montgomery - Urban TEC
12:00P.M. - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00P.M. Engineering Panel
Phyllis Battle - Moderator
Alexandria (Lexi) Palomarez - Turner
Nikki Conley - GBA
Stephanie Carreon - Burns McDonnell
Margery Sendze - Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City
2:00P.M. Math Panel
Jennifer Pregues - Northwestern - Moderator
Hidy Aguilar - Enterprise Bank
Kimberly Meyer - KMU Analytics LLC
Alma Azuara - Sprint
3:00PM. Advertising Arts Panel
Ruby Montoya - Segura Marketing - Moderator
Andrea Garcia - Mind Matter
Christal Watson - Unified Government
Nicole Emanuel - Interurban Art House 
Jennifer Garbos - Hallmark Cards
5:00P.M.  Networking Happy Hour
Mason Jars Brews and Burgers 
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