San Francisco Career Month 2016

Network with fellow alumni at this annual event.

Cost: Cost: $10/person in advance; $15/person at the door
Online registration remains open until 3 business days prior to the event, Walk-ins welcome day of event.
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During November 2016, the Alumni Club of the Bay Area, along with clubs in 10 other cities, will participate in the University’s annual Career Month series. Career Month events connect alumni with each other, leverage their professional expertise, and demonstrate the power of the UChicago alumni network. Join us downtown for an evening of networking with fellow graduates.


Alex Cantero is a University Relations Business Partner at Electronic Arts. Prior to joining EA in 2015, Alex held various alumni relations roles spanning eight years at The University of Chicago Alumni Association and Chicago Booth. In 2011, he moved to the Bay Area to assist in establishing UChicago's SF office. He is a 2007 graduate of The College with concentrations in Latin American Studies and Political Science.

John Kelly has made a career for himself in civil service, working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in air programs.  This was an unexpected move for him at the time.  After receiving a Biology degree from The College in 1988 and earning a Master’s degree in Air Resources in 1996 from Illinois Institute of Technology, he had several years of environmental consulting (in water) under his belt when the offer came his way via a call from his former Department head at IIT.  The EPA was looking for new staff in their Air Programs in their Chicago Regional Headquarters.  John just celebrated his 20th year with EPA, the last 15 of which were in the San Francisco Regional Office.

Koryn Kendall graduated from the College with a degree in Public Policy in 2008. After graduation, she began her career in real estate development working for First Solar developing utility scale solar farms in the southwestern United States. She led the real estate acquisition efforts for two of the worlds largest solar power plants at 550MW each located in San Luis Obispo County and Riverside County, CA respectively. After a successful 8 years, Ms. Kendall recently began work at Google, Inc. in the technical infrastructure group. She is actively involved with the Alumni Club of the Bay Area, currently serving as the interim VP of Programming.

Vivien Sin is a product manager at LinkedIn. Previously, she was a product analyst at if(we). By night and weekend, she makes art and has a painting studio in Potrero Hill. She is actively involved with Code and Canvas, SF Opera Bravo! Club, and is a board member of an artist-in-residency program that matches artists with tech companies. Ms. Sin graduated in 2013 with a degree in Economics.

Todd Slaby
is currently a scientist in South San Francisco for synthetic biology leader Intrexon. After graduating from the College in 2003 with a degree in Biological Sciences, Mr. Slaby spent a year as a NIH Fellow before attending University of California, Berkeley, for doctoral training in genetics, molecular and cell biology. In 2010, Mr. Slaby departed his Ph.D. program early to join synthetic biology pioneer Amyris – a UC-Berkeley startup funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and multiple venture capitalist funds. At Amyris, he speared the development of novel high-throughput DNA manufacturing processes to enhance company’s yeast genetic engineering platform. In 2013, Mr. Slaby joined Intrexon’s Industrial Products Division, where he has led both scientific software development and laboratory core services for the company.

Parking available in the Moscone Center garage for $1/hour, or use Montgomery Street BART.


Event Contact
Lucie Sandel