The Spring 2018 lineup includes…

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

“The Logistics of Change: Providing a Legal Framework for Meaningful Action”


Cristal Clark Brisco ’02, College Counsel at Saint Mary’s College

As Corporation Counsel for the City of South Bend, Cristal Clark Brisco ’02 laid the legal groundwork for strategic initiatives that helped revitalize South Bend. This summer she started a new job as College Counsel at Saint Mary’s College.



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

“Found in Translation: Using Language to Lead and Serve”


Sandra Alboum, CEO of Alboum Translation Services

Sandra Alboum is the CEO of Alboum Translation Services, exclusively supporting nonprofits and mission-driven organizations. Especially passionate around causes related to public health and education, Alboum has created a business that allows her to use her skill set – not only languages, but business sense – in a meaningful way.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“Digital Games and Emerging Voices: Coding as Creative Practice”


Evva Kraikul, Executive Director and Co-Founder of GLITCH

Coming from a background in neuroscience, today Evva Kraikul is the Executive Director of GLITCH, an organization that promotes the exploration of digital games as a culture, career and creative practice. Focused on developing voices not often recognized by mainstream creators, producers and critics, GLITCH offers a platform for exciting new voices on the digital frontier.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“Invest in Innovation: Funding Ideas for Lasting Impact”


Steven Lehmann ’09, Assistant Director at The University of Chicago Innovation Fund

Valpo alumnus Steven Lehmann is the Assistant Director at The University of Chicago Innovation Fund, a multi-million-dollar fund that invests in promising start-ups from an ecosystem that includes The University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab and the Marine Biological Laboratory. The core mission of the fund is to help researchers turn their innovations into ventures that advance cutting-edge technologies, generate significant financial returns and create lasting impact for humankind.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

“Telling Complicated Stories: A Conversation with NPR’s Kat Chow”


Kat Chow, Founding Member of NPR’s Code Switch

The interviewer becomes the interviewee when we sit down with Kat Chow, founding member of NPR’s Code Switch, an award-winning podcast that covers complicated stories around race, ethnicity and culture.

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