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Rachael Cianfrani


Rachael Cianfrani is an attorney in private practice specializing in Criminal Defense. She has served on various boards and committees working in the non-profit sector. She has participated in the Anti-Defamation League's Steinberg Leadership Institute as well as the Innocence Project. Rachael has lectured on numerous topics including "Unlawful Searches and the 4th Amendment" and "When You Turn 18 - Knowing Your Rights". She has been recruited to speak at various High Schools through the Bar Association of San Francisco and was the lead attorney with the Lawyers in Schools program for at-risk High School Students. Rachael was also awarded "Volunteer of the Year" from the Volunteers in Parole program where she mentored those recently released from prison.

Law Offices of Rachael Cianfrani
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Anthony Eisenman


Anthony Eisenman is a National Account Manager for NAVCO Networks and Security, the largest privately held security integrator in the US and headquartered in Orange County. Anthony currently manages the Western Region working with Fortune 500 companies. He has more than 12 years of business development and relationship management experience in multiple verticals including Financial Services, Technology, and Healthcare. Anthony graduated with a BA in Corporate Communications from Edinboro University of PA, and a received his MBA from Hodges University.

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David Erickson


David Erickson is Vice President, Investor Relations at Edwards Lifesciences, an international medical device company in Irvine, California. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Investor Relations field and is an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), having served in leadership positions at both the national and local levels. In conjunction with NIRI and the University of California, Irvine, David helped create a certificate program in Investor Relations, was the instructor for one of the courses and served on the program’s advisory committee. David has a B.S. in Business Administration (double major Finance and Marketing) and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from California State University, Long Beach. He currently serves on the CSULB Finance Department Advisory Board.

Edwards Lifesciences
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Paula Goodman


Paula Goodman is Director of K-12 Programs at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. She created the Art Center for Kids program and directs the Design-Based Learning Lab for K-12 teachers and the Saturday High program. Formerly, Paula was Associate Chair of the Advertising Department at Art Center. Prior to coming to Art Center, she worked as an advertising copywriter at Foote, Cone & Belding, Grey Advertising, NW Ayer and Saul Bass/ Herb Yager & Associates. She was a feature film translator/ subtitler for United Artists and MGM. She also taught French and English at Beverly Hills High School. Paula has a Master¹s degree in French language and literature from UCLA, a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley, and a California teaching credential from Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School at UCLA.

Art Center College of Design
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Lisa Hernandez


The Long Beach Depot For Creative ReUse is a recognized City of Long Beach Green Business and is currently the only creative reuse shop serving the Southern California area. Founded in 2008 by Lisa Hernandez and her Daughter Yoshino Rosalia, their mission has been to encourage and inspire reuse of items typically destined for the landfills while promoting "unity in our community" through creative reuse, up-cycling & sharing. A Pepsi Refresh Project Grantee for Environmental Stewardship, "The Depot" carries scraps, samples, misprints, overruns, millends, pieces, discards and other items that may be used for creative projects. Motto: Environmental Education + Art = Creative Reuse!

Long Beach Depot for Creative ReUse
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Jenn Kinkel


Jenn has been working with children and families for over 18 years, in a multitude of roles. She currently works at the Huntington Beach City School District as their Director of Early Childhood Education, where she acts as a liaison among parents, the early learning and education community, the Huntington Beach City School District Preschool Academy and early childhood educators, the Orange County Children and Families Commission, and the Orange County Department of Education in order to promote and support school readiness for children from birth to age five. Jenn also serves on the Orange County Chapter of the California School-Age Consortium, the Irvine Child Development Center Operating Corporation Board of Directors, the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council, and the Board of Directors for Dance Innovations. She additionally teaches courses as an adjunct faculty member at Fullerton College and Irvine Valley College in the field of Child Development and Educational Studies. Jenn completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, and earned her Master of Arts degree in Human Development at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena.

Huntington Beach City School District
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Michael Shanklin


Michael came to Kidspace following 3 years as the Executive Director at The Discovery Science Place in Tyler, Texas. While in that position, the Discover Science Place achieved a spot on Parent’s Magazine’s prestigious list of Top 25 Science Centers, in addition to earning the Texas Downtown Association Business of the Year award. During that time Michael also hosted a local television news segment promoting hands-on science activities children could do at home. Prior to his tenure in Texas, he was the Director of Guest Experience at the Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he helped expand the museum from 20,000 square feet to 74,000 square feet; and was the Aviation and Space Curator at Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, where he successfully lead the museum through Smithsonian affiliation and U.S. Air Force Museum certification. Other positions Michael held include Program Developer at the University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Flight Academy in Norman, Oklahoma and the Program Director at the Aerospace Science and Technology Education Center in Oklahoma City. Michael holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from California State University, Northridge.

Kidpace Children's Museum
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Sara Young


Sara Young is a member of the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Orange County (JLOCC), an organization dedicated to developing the potential of women and improving the community through voluntarism. When not participating with JLOCC, Sara is the Director of Informal Dispute Resolution/ Compliance for the Capistrano Unified School District, working the special education department to build effective programming for student's with unique learning needs. Sara has a Bachelor's degree in special education from Vanderbilt University, a Master's degree in special education from the University of Kansas, and a law degree from Brigham Young University. She is currently completing a PhD in at the University of California, Irvine.

Junior League of Orange County