Breakout Session Presenters

Amy Polacko escaped the 9 to 5 to become what she calls a “Freedom Warrior.”  Her passion is helping others discover that same lifestyle. Amy is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and worked as a newspaper and television reporter for over... read more

Brian Frenette has worked in career services for over 10 years and currently serves as Senior Associate Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services in the Office of Career Strategy at Yale University.  In his current role, he works with... read more

Danielle Casioppo is the Health Educator for Being Well at Yale. Over the last six years in her role as Health Educator, she has focused on bringing new and meaningful stress reduction, mindfulness, positive psychology-based programs to Yale... read more

Denval Lawrence is a Managerial and Professional Recruiter in Human Resources at Yale University, where he works to find top future talent and create strong candidate pipeline strategies for Information Technology, Human Resources, Environmental... read more

Ihssane is the President and Co-Founder of Connecticut Young Professionals. He formulates and implements the strategic plan that guides the direction of CTYP.  With a tremendous commitment to the community, he connects groups and individuals to... read more

Konstantza Popova is a Strategic Sourcing  Manager at Yale Procurement where she buys Professional Services and Consulting for the University. In her role, she negotiates, manages risk, and signs agreements on behalf of the University, and works... read more