The career breakout session is an hour-long Q&A session with a career professional allowing attendees to gain more knowledge about the necessary steps needed to reach a profession. Attendees will also be able to hear first-hand accounts of the what it is like in the career itself or any question that comes to mind. Attendees have the option of choosing between four career breakouts: business/marketing, engineering, computer science, and healthcare.
Laura Siu Nguyen is a Chinese-Honduran entrepreneur and CEO of Laura Siu Planning and Events. She is a graduate from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelors in Biological Sciences and a Masters in Romance Languages in Spanish. At the age of 26, she left the corporate world to pursue her passion: event planning and event marketing. Since then, she has launched her own Speaker Series called We Are: Speaker Series that empowers women and highlights all women nationally and internationally. She has collaborated to create Charity Improv Night where she raises money through comedy, and she has collaborated in the First Annual Wing Festival, Mac n Cheese Festival, and Brunch Festival in Baton Rouge.
Danny Truong is a Software Engineer and UX Designer for GE. He attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 2015 with a bachelors in Computer Science, a bachelors in Kinesiology, and a minor in Robotics. Danny first became fascinated with computer science after watching the first Iron Man movie. Since then, he has worked in many fields of software engineering including Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, IOS app development, Android app development, Cloud infrastructure, Databases, and Web applications.
Jimmy Uong is an electrical engineer for Shell. He studied engineering at Louisiana State University and interned at companies like Albemarle and CITGO petroleum to determine his ideal career path. With the desire to remain close to home, Jimmy started working for Shell Chemicals in Geismar, Louisiana. Jimmy has been with Shell for three years and his main responsibility as an engineer is to keep the lights on. Grateful for what he has accomplished and be blessed with in his career, Jimmy welcomes the opportunity to share knowledge and guidance he has gained from his profession.
Jenny B is a first generation Asian-American born and raised on the Westbank of New Orleans. Being the youngest of eight, she grew up with a strong support system filled with traditional family values. Jenny B graduated as valedictorian of Helen Cox High School, graduated with summa cum laude at LSU in Baton Rouge for undergrad, and is currently a third year medical student at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans studying to be an internal medicine physician. Some of her interests and hobbies include playing volleyball, playing Fortnite, binge-watching Netflix, and dancing.