College of Liberal Arts

The 9 to 5 Series: "Respect the Hustle"

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | GWB 2.206


Tired of sugar-coated career counseling? Feel like you keep hearing about the same jobs? Want to "give back" but also want to be able to pay off student loans or help out your fam back home?

We get it--the 9 to 5 world presents particular challenges to Latinx students, which are not always acknowledged by the folks who are supposed to help.

That's why we've invited two Latinx professionals from diverse fields who both figured it out on their own and are here to break it down for you.

No resumes, only real talk with two local professionals who are going to break it down for us: 


Sara Inés Calderón

Sara Inés Calderón is an entrepreneur and engineer based in Austin, Texas. She currently works as an engineering lead using bleeding edge open source technology, as well as building and leading an awesome, inclusive team. Her career began as a newspaper journalist, she worked in digital media at various startups, then shifted to software startups. She’s worked with Women Who Code Austin since 2015 to create opportunities for women and people of color in technology, is frequently interviewed about diversity in tech, and is currently interested in cybersecurity. Outside of work she focuses on nail art, wilderness survival skills, loving dogs that aren't hers and Star Trek memes. Follow her on Twitter @SaraChicaD


Daniela Nuñez

Daniela Nuñez is a social media program manager for Consumer Reports, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and a lifelong Austinite. She creates social media campaigns to engage consumers on issues including data privacy, product safety, and financial services to build consumer power in the marketplace. Before that, Daniela worked as a grassroots organizer collaborating with volunteer advocates to advance state and federal patient safety protections.

Daniela volunteers as president of her neighborhood association, which last year secured a $100,000 grant to build a new park in one of the most parkland deficient areas of the city. Daniela also serves on the Austin Public Safety Commission, an advisory body to City Council on public safety policy and budget issues.

The rest of the time, Daniela enjoys relaxing at home with her wife Miranda and their three pets, and early morning workouts.

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