Podcast Series Archives: Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership. Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders, but laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Edlyn Pena // Changing the Autism Game, Celebrating Life Changing Technology & Empowering Parental Involvement in College

This episode features an award-winning social justice researcher who specializes in students with disabilities – particularly autism. Dr. Edlyn Pena believes technology is changing the lives of people with disabilities and her research is pushing these possibilities even further. This is a very personal topic for her – as she is a fierce advocate and proud mama-bear of her son Diego who has autism. But you’ll hear how even in third grade, Diego is breaking assumptions of what is possible such as his first published book that hit records on Amazon, called Anatomy of Autism. You’ll learn more about what is autism, the tech tools the Pena family uses for communication and the long-term commitment Dr. Pena has in changing the autism game so her son and others with disabilities can have purpose-filled lives.

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Notes from this Episode

Dr. Edlyn Pena – Autism Research Facebook Page

California Lutheran University:  Autism and Communication Center

Damien Pena, Vice President for Student Affairs at Ventura College

Finding Diego

Diego’s First Interview


Ipad App: Proloquo2Go – Symbol-based AAC

Ipad App: TouchChat

Ipad App: Speak for Yourself 

Autism Society of Ventura County 

Diego’s Book : Anatomy of Autism

1 in 68 college students have autism reference: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

1 in 50 school-aged children have autism: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf

CLU Center for Autism and Communication

Conference Autism, Inclusion, and Communication Conference

Subscribe via email

Facebook: @autismandcommunication
Twitter: @autismandcomm

Disability Communication Fund $67,000 grant

ASHA 

TASH 

IACC

Dr. John Hoffman

Edlyn’s Website 

The family that communicates together, one letter at a time.

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The Pena Family: Edlyn, Damien, and Diego

More about Edlyn

Dr. Edlyn Peña is an Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies in Higher Education Leadership at Cal Lutheran. She is an award-winning researcher who studies social justice issues for students with disabilities, particularly autism, in the preschool through higher education pipeline.

As the founding Co-Director of the Autism and Communication Center and a member of the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Dr. Peña is best known for her service to the autism community at the state and national level.

Connect with Edlyn

Facebook: @edlynpena and @autismresearcher
Instagram: @diegos_mami
Twitter: @edlynpena
Website: www.edlynpena.com

Email epena@callutheran.edu

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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James Robilotta // Tripping with Swag, Airplane Friends, Social Media Mountains & Re-Writing the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Previous student affairs educator/pot stirrer turned professional seed planter/leadership speaker and personal coach – James Robilotta packs up a punch on the podcast today. Literally. James warns he’ll get you laughing and then punch you in the feels. Yes, feelings, the real ones. Questions about your life that will make your head spin, while uncontrollably giggling. He also calls out the constant comparison we hold ourselves to on social media – as we climb our own mountain of success. He’ll either change the way your approach meeting people on airplanes or pray you never meet him on one. All these acts are because James believes in the power of our stories – even the imperfect parts. He’ll share his own insecurities and lead you through his flaws, as he did in his book Leading Imperfectly. Because your story is good enough.

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Notes from this Episode

Tina VanSteenbergen

Photography  on Instagram 

Tunnel View, Yosemite

A post shared by James Robilotta (@jamestrobo) on

LinkedIn 

Visco Cam App

Airplane Friends

http://airplane-friends.tumblr.com/post/142827252635/its-not-often-i-sit-next-to-someone-on-an

 

Humans of New York

AFLV Central 

Student Blog #1

Mr. Jeff Dess

Leading Imperfectly

Imposters Podcast

Brene Brown

James Website

Tripping with Swag Tedx Talk

NorthCoast

Peoples Improv Theater

Westside Comedy Theater

Michelle Rodems

Larry Wray

Why My Life Is Better Than Yours (blog post)

Living Imperfectly Podcast (Coming Soon) – Follow his blog for the last updates.

It’s time to start owning who you are. #leadingimperfectly

A post shared by James Robilotta (@jamestrobo) on

Trill not Trill

Student Blog Post #2

Tom Krieglstein

Ross Szabo

More about James

James Robilotta is an author, professional speaker, personal coach, emcee, and entrepreneur. In July of 2015 James had his first book published, Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings. He also speaks internationally to willing and unwilling audiences about authentic leadership and promoting memorability. His clients include American Express, General Electric (GE), Yale University, Ohio State University, and many others. As a speaker, he is doing the two things he loves the most: causing audiences to think critically about their leadership journeys and making people laugh! His thought-proving talks are infused with self-awareness and comedy stemming from his background as a trained stand-up and improv comedian.

James is also a personal coach. He loves helping people get out of their own ways to live the lives they deserve and be the leaders they are capable of becoming. James’ clients undergo purposeful life-changing and self-affirming transformations. His clientele ranges from CEOs to college students. If you would like to know more info about James’ speaking or coaching, feel free to visit his website: JamesTRobo.com.

Connect with James

Twitter: @JamesTRobo

Website: http://www.jamestrobo.com/

Snapchat: @JamesTRobo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamestrobo/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesrobilotta/

Email  jtrobo@gmail.com

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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Joe Sabado // Student-Centered Approach to IT, Leading with an Attitude of Gratitude & Studying the Meaning of Tech

There is more than hardware, software, and programming to Information Technology (IT). On paper, Joe Sabado is the Executive Director and Associate Chief Information Officer at UC Santa Barbara, but he refers to himself as an advocate for student success using technology, as an educator, and a mentor. Joe Sabado shares his purpose and mission in life that studies technology, lifts up first generation and marginalized students, and surrounds everything with an attitude of gratitude. Joe will share the opportunities and challenges in higher education IT, his new role as the chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community and why he is still active on Pokemon Go. You’ll learn more about his family, Instagram foodie pics, uplifting tweets, and how he measures his life by always asking how he can help others.

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Notes from this Episode

Student Affairs Spectacular Podcast Episode

Blog Post: Pokemon Go

Oculus Rift

Snapchat Glasses: Spectacles

Top 20 Self-Actualized CIOS to Follow on Twitter 

Student Information Systems and Technology (SIS&T) at University of California Santa Barbara

Leslie Dare, NC State

Jobs to be Done by Clayton Christianson

NASPA Technology Knowledge Community (TKC)

Past TKC Chairs: Lisa Endersby, Matt Brinton, Leslie Dare

NASPA Technology Journal Technology and Higher Education: Emerging Practice

Tech Competency

How to Create a Productive Partnership with an Ed Tech Vendor

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Paul Gordon Brown

Rey Junco

#SAchat

Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion

More about Joe

Joe Sabado is the Executive Director for Student Information Systems and Technology (SIS&T) and the Associate Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Division of Student Affairs at UC Santa Barbara. He is a member of the UCSB Student Affairs Executive Group, IT Council (ITC), and the CIO Council. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1997 with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Asian American Studies and received his MBA with specialization in Information Technology Management in 2016 from Capella University.

Joe is also the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community (TKC) Chair. The TKC provides its members a venue to explore and collaborate within the topic of technology through discussions, research, and the distribution of information about technology. In his IT roles at UCSB, Joe is responsible for leading a team of 65 software developers, engineers, designers, and business analysts, including 10 managers/directors of teams that provide information systems to the Enrollment Services, Graduate Division, and the Student Services Clusters. He oversees more than 150 information systems/websites for more than 22 departments ranging from registration systems, academic records, financial aid, academic advising, electronic medical records, admissions, and outreach. Joe describes himself as an advocate for student success using technology, as an educator, and a mentor.

His commitment to students extend beyond his IT role and includes different roles at UCSB. He is the staff advisor for the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS), Kapatirang Pilipino, and Pilipino Cultural Night. He is also a mentor for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP). Throughout his career at UCSB, Joe has been a First-Year Experience (Frosh/Transfer) discussion leader, EOP Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP), panelists and presenters at several UCSB conferences and programs sharing career advice, social media, and mobile development.

Joe has also presented on the topics of digital reputation, personal learning networks, and professional development using social media, and information technology at NASPA regional and national conferences as well as through online webinars.

Connect with Joe 

Blog: http://www.joesabado.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joesabado

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesabado

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/joesabado

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/joesabado

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/joesabado

Facebook Pro Page https://www.facebook.com/joesabadocom/

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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Lesley D’Souza // Secret Sauce of Storytelling, Higher Ed in Canada, #RyersonSA & Empathic Assessment

What are the core components of a compelling story? What examples in student affairs can we look to for engaging storytelling practices using data and assessment? Look no further than Lesley D’Souza and Ryerson Student Affairs in Toronto, Canada. This self-proclaimed assessment nerd has built a division-wide assessment cycle at Ryerson that fuels the Storytelling team she managers found at RyersonSA.com and #RyersonSA. Lesley shares the ingredients to a good story, which features students, emotions, and data – composed to build community, recruit higher quality students/staff/faculty and even advocate for more resources from campus decision makers. We also talk about the Twitter chat #SAcdn that Lesley manages, which aims to build a functional networked community of Canadian student affairs professionals.

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Josie & The Podcast is proudly sponsored by:

Guidebook

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Notes from this Episode

ACPA – College Student Affairs International 

Laura Pasquini

NDSS Engaging the Digital Generation Book

Slack

Baily Parnell

Ryerson University Student Affairs

Pepperplate App

Heather Lane Vetere – Vice Provost, Students at Ryerson

Chantal Joy, Director of Advising & Student Academic Support at Humber College

Carney Strange, Professor – Emeritus in BGSU Higher Ed & Student Affairs

CACUSS – (Association representing and serving those individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in student affairs and services.)

#SAcdn

#SAchat

Mark Solomon, Director, Student Life at Seneca College

Glen Weppler, Director of Housing at the University of Waterloo

Gavin Henning, Higher Education Faculty at New England College

Contextualizing Differences in Canadian and American Higher Ed

Adam Kuhn, Director, Student & Campus Community Development at University of Toronto

SA Relay Podcast

#SARyerson Blog

ACPA Commission for Assessment & Evaluation

John Austin – Executive Director of Student Affairs, Ryerson University

SAAL – student affairs assessment leaders

More about Lesley

Lesley is the Manager of Student Affairs Storytelling in the department of Student Affairs at Ryerson University. She is a student affairs assessment nerd that specializes in storytelling with data and frequently speaks on topics including data storytelling, building empathy, women in leadership, and student transition. At Ryerson, she is responsible for division-wide assessment and works with the Student Affairs Storytelling team to apply design-thinking to higher education practice, and to transform good data into compelling stories. She has an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University.

She’s a mom of two boys and an avid gardener, tea drinker, writer, musician and random fact junkie. Ask her anything! She hopes to write a book someday, get a Ph.D. and inspire others.

Connect with Lesley 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lesley.dsouza/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesleydsouza/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lesley_DSouza

Website: http://lesleydsouza.com/

Ryerson:  www.ryersonstudentaffairs.com

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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Olga Kay // Self-Taught Everything, Ideas Born from Burnout, a Peek into Musical.ly & Serving up Sass with a Smile

If I only described Olga Kay as a YouTuber turned Entrepreneur that would not give the breadth and beauty to her story. From her humble beginnings in Russia to joining the circus and moving to the US – to present day as the founder and CEO of MooshWalks.  In this episode she serves up sass, advice, and inspiration in what she calls learning by doing – no matter if you are an entrepreneur or in work education – just start and figure it out as you go. We’ll learn more about her vision of bringing socks to life at MooshWalks and how she uses social tools like Musical.ly to connect with customers.

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Notes from this Episode

Crimea, Russia

Draw My Life: Olga Kay

Ringling Brothers Circus

MooshWalks

VidCon

Betsy Johnson

MooshWalks Journey

MooshWalks Doc Series

50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017

Sock Entrepreneur Olga Kay’s 10 Easy Steps to Success

Musicial.ly

Follow Zack King on Musically (@ZachKing)

Mickey Meyer Podcast

Startup CEO

How I Built This podcast

Facebook Post on New Years with Knee High Socks

#iResistBecause … I have legally immigrated to America over 18 years to perform with Ringling Brothers Circus. I was 16 years old. USA truly is the land of opportunity as long as you work hard at building your American Dream.  I became a Green Card holder few years later – I was on my way to become an American Citizen.  After having my Green Card for over 10 years, I applied for an American Citizenship and was denied because of a hiccup in my immigration case not related to anything that I have done. I paid my taxes this whole time, I’ve never done anything illegal and all of the sudden I found myself in a 3 year long immigration limbo which cost me over $7000.00 dollars and constant worrying about what might happen next. Immigration is time consuming, money draining process already and little hiccups can really throw everything off balance that you’ve spent years building. To think that if I was immigrating today, I might say things like: “I am so glad I am not Muslim because I won’t get the same chance” makes me sad that the fundamentals of this country are being destroyed by fear and as a result, it affects innocent legal immigrants who happen to be Muslims. I am Olga Kay and I finally got my American Citizenship on February 23, 2016. 📸 by @lindseybyrnes  I Resist Because Project by @iresistbecause  @cam_eliza

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I Resist Project

Musical.ly

Digital Leadership Coaching

More about Olga

Growing up in a tiny village in Russia, I was extremely poor. I dreamed of owning a pair of jeans and new shoes for every season. My dad taught me how to create a candle out of a gauze and olive oil so I could do my homework in the evenings when our electricity was shut off. I learned the value of hard work and persistence at an early age. At 14 years old, my family and  I ran away with the circus for a search of a better life. As a small village girl there, I often felt invisible. As my family cleaned animal droppings, I struggled to learn new skills alongside my peers who had been training for years.

Because the circus moved so often, every month I was forced to change friends and schools. I studied some subjects twice and some never at all, so I always felt behind academically.  Ultimately, this drove me to work even harder to accomplish my dreams. I practiced juggling 8 hours a day, after school and on weekends. My mother once told me, if I didn’t want to go to college, I would have to work extremely hard to become successful in life…It was the best advice she ever gave me. At 16, I came to the USA with my aunt to perform with The Ringling Brothers Circus. At that time, I didn’t even know how to speak English.

I discovered YouTube a few years later. I taught myself how to create videos from start to finish. I worked 24/7 building a following. My viewers gave me confidence, and for the first time in my life, I didn’t feel invisible anymore. I had an army of cheerleaders cheering me on. After creating 2000+ videos, I realized I was exhausted. For the first time in my life, I decided to slow down and get serious about following my true passion – MooshWalks.

I didn’t want to create another colorful sock company. I looked for socks that felt alive and told their own stories and when I couldn’t find anything out there, I knew I had to make it myself.

My MooshWalks characters were an extension of me – and an opportunity to share them with the world.

Fashion isn’t just a representation of what you wear, it’s a representation of how you feel about yourself. That’s why MooshWalks is so much more than a sock company – it’s the story my own struggles to stand out in a world where I once felt invisible.

Connect with Olga: 

Twitter:twitter.com/OlgaKay

YouTube: youtube.com/user/olgakay

Instagram: instagram.com/olgakay/ (@olgakay)

Musically: @Olgakay

Snapchat: RealOlgaKay

Facebook: facebook.com/OlgaKayFans/

Connect with MooshWalks: 

MooshWalks Website: https://mooshwalks.com/

MooshWalks Twitter: https://twitter.com/MooshWalks

MooshWalks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MooshWalks

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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Sumi Pendakur // Aligning social media with social action, living in integrity and addressing the real horror of the hit film “Get Out”

Meet the Bollywood Bond girl of higher education Dr. Sumun Pendakur – or at least in this episode we laugh she could be. She aims to meld the political, personal, family, and professional – challenging listeners to stake a claim in this world and put power, voice, and a purpose especially for marginalized communities. As the Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity at Harvey Mudd College, her words match her deeds every day on and off-campus. Scroll through her Facebook or Twitter you’ll find the same – and maybe even feel more convicted to action that you did before. Sumi is a role model in digital leadership, calling out systems of oppression and injustice. Sometimes this is even through entertainment, as we discussed the hit movie Get Out. She accomplishes all this with an ethos of love, laughter, and genuine authenticity.    

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Josie & The Podcast is proudly sponsored by:

Guidebook

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Notes from this Episode

NASPA | Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education

NASPA Western Regional Conference 2017 – Island of Oʻahu; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Harvey Mudd College

Women’s Leadership Institute

USC Dissertation of the Year

AsianAve Website

Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) – University Southern California (USC) 

Black Lives Matter (BLM)

Dakota Access Pipeline

The Women’s March

Get Out

Jordan Peele – Get Out Director

Code Switch Podcast

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Mark Lamont Hill

Chris Emdin

Robin Kelley 

Audre Lorde

Bell Hooks

Adrienne Rich

Cherrie Moraga

Connect with Sumi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SumunLPendakur

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_sumi/

Website: http://www.sumunpendakur.com/about/

Harvey Mudd: https://www.hmc.edu/diversity/who-we-are/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumunpendakur

Email Address: spendakur@hmc.edu

More about Sumi

Sumun (Sumi) Pendakur EdD is associate dean for institutional diversity at Harvey Mudd College. She is a member of the president’s cabinet and serves as the co-chief diversity officer, partnering with the Office of Academic Affairs to focus on campus-wide efforts related to access, equity, campus climate, and inclusion. She also directs the College’s social justice education center, the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID). Pendakur serves as a consultant, speaker and facilitator regionally and nationally, helping campuses, nonprofits and other organizations build capacity for cultural competence, social justice, and equitable practices. She is a scholar-practitioner whose research interests include critical race theory, Asian American and Pacific Islander students and institutional transformation.

Before Harvey Mudd College, Pendakur spent more than seven years at the University of Southern California, where she served as the director of Asian Pacific American Student Services. In 2011, she won the USC Remarkable Women Award and the USC Rossier School of Education Dissertation of the Year Award. In 2014, she won the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award from the NASPA Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community.

Pendakur has held leadership positions and presented her original research at NASPA, ACPA, NADOHE, NCORE and ASHE. In addition, she is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Research Coalition Fellow, the 2014–2016 co-chair of NASPA Southern California, the 2015 co-chair for the NASPA Western Regional Conference Research Institute, as well as a 2014–2015 NADOHE Chief Diversity Officer’s Fellow. Sumi served as a Cultural Competence Coach (2013-2016) for the AAC&U’s Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) Institute. Most recently, Sumi was appointed to the Board of Directors for NADOHE, the national chief diversity officers’ organization, for 2016–2019.

Pendakur is a graduate of Northwestern University with a double major in women’s studies and history and a minor in Spanish. She holds an M.A. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan and received her doctorate in higher education leadership from the USC Rossier School of Education.

Pendakur is married to actor Sunil Malhotra and is the proud (and permanently tired) mommy of toddler Shashi Veer Pendakur Malhotra.

Connect with Sumi: 

Twitter

Instagram

Website

LinkedIn

Harvey Mudd College

Email : spendakur@hmc.edu

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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Cidnye Weimer // Social Media as a Grad Student, #LadyBoss Shoutouts and Thriving in the Job Search

There have been lots of research and discussion on how college students use social media – but what about graduate students? In this episode, I featured Cidnye Weimer a second-year graduate student in the College Student Personnel program at Ohio University. She adds another level to the to the graduate students on social, considering she is in the middle of a job search. She shares how she shifted social media usage from undergrad into her master’s program, how she uses social tools in her job search and advice for other grads/job seekers. In light of women’s history month, we also recognize the #LadyBosses that shaped her journey. Finally, Cidnye shares about the Digital Leadership Network, a collaborative group of educational professionals exploring leadership and technology.

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Josie & The Podcast is proudly sponsored by:

Guidebook

*Podcast listeners get a discount! – CLICK HERE to start building your app that automatically includes the coupon code.

Notes from this Episode

The Placement Exchange (TPE)

Zenga

To Catch a Predator

Ancestory.com

AFLV LeaderShape

#TGIT

Digital Leadership Network

The Imposters Podcast

#SAgrad

#SAsearch

Dr. Jenny Hall Jones

Dr. Jason Pena

Martha Compton

Sharon Snyder

Coni Duning

Keely Davin

Kristen Kardas

Lindsay Ritenbaugh

Dena Davidson

The Defining Decade by Dr. Meg Jay

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

More about Cidnye

Cidnye Weimer is a second-year graduate student in the College Student Personnel program at Ohio University where she currently serves as the Campus Programming Graduate assistant and the advisor to the University Program Council (UPC). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University as well. Her interests include traveling the world, trying new foods, and being tortured by Shonda Rhimes every Thursday night (#TGIT).

Connect with Cidnye on the following platforms: Twitter,  LinkedIn,  FacebookInstagram, and Snapchat.

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About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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Mickey Meyer // Connecting YouTubers to the White House, Fatherhood as a Leadership Paradigm Shift & Using Comedy to Bridge the Political Divide

Mickey Meyer is a leader in the digital media, crowned by The Hollywood Reporter the “Don Draper of the Internet.” As a co-founder of JASH a multi-tiered studio with partners Michael CeraTim HeideckerEric WareheimSarah Silverman and Reggie Watts – who are creating endless engaging content, building community with comedians and even previously connected YouTubers to the White House. We explore news sources and social media, how digital media can be used as a tool outside the classroom for learning, ALL the cool things that JASH is up to and how being a father is changing how he leads. Listen in and you’ll get a sense of why Mickey was listed in the 2014 Forbes’ list of “30 under 30.”

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Notes from this Episode

JASH

Maker Studios

JASH co-founders Michael Cera, Tim HeideckerEric WareheimSarah Silverman and Reggie Watts

The Daisy ad

Kassem G

Getting Doug with High

Omar Gharaibeh  – Head of Community for JASH

The Cooties – Check out the “The L.A. Song

ERB (Epic Rap Battles of History) – Suess vs Shakespear

The Theater – Westside Comedy Theater

Top 30 Under 30 Award

Danny Zappin – Co-founder of Maker Studios

Mathew Patrick (MatPat) – Big Frame

The Green Brothers (Hank Green/John Green)

Erik Ortner

White House Entertainment Advisory Council 

Between Two Ferns

It’s On Us

Can’t do Nothing – Milana Vayntrub

Civic Nation Causes

The Creative Alliance

Mickey & Family at the White House

Movie: The Secret

Book: The Secret

So this happened. #joebiden

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More about Mickey

Mickey Meyer is a digital media producer and co-founder of JASH—a multi-tiered studio with partners Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Tim & Eric, and Michael Cera.

Before JASH, Meyer oversaw programming at Maker Studios and produced three of the most watched series to air on YouTube: Kassem G’s ‘California On,’ Ray William Johnson’s Equals 3, and Epic Rap Battles of History, where he received a gold record for his work on Seuss vs. Shakespeare. 

In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter included Meyer in their list of 35 executives part of “Hollywood’s New Class” – calling him the “Don Draper of the Internet.” In 2014, Meyer was included in Forbes’ list of “30 under 30.”

Most recently Mickey served as Executive Producer on several award-winning short films, music videos, and talk shows produced under the JASH banner. These include “Catherine” (starring Jenny Slate), Norm Macdonald Live, Getting Doug With High, Michael Cera’s “Brazzaville Teen-ager” and “Gregory Go Boom,” which won the 2014 Jury Award in U.S. fiction at the Sundance Film Festival. In February, he will gain his first television Executive Producer credit on Comedy Centrals The High Court.

Outside of JASH, he worked to connect the YouTube community to the White House during the Obama administration. He developed and continues to develop, strategies to reach the YouTube audience in inventive ways on behalf of various causes.

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves, and waves!

Josie

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Amma Marfo // Advocating for Introverts, Online Community Building and Creating Relatable Content


The 2017 kick-off episode is the perfect blend of fun, reflection, and resources that a new year needs. My guest Amma Marfo is a queen of content – from books and blogs to podcasts and newsletters. As a speaker, author and consultant in higher education she knows the creativity process means taking risk and projects failing are actually just part of the process. The priority she shares is creating relatable and real content, that includes the silly stuff.  Amma is becoming well known for her work around supporting introverts, so we get to explore more about what it means to be an introvert versus an extrovert.  She also can be found fostering online communities including the Summer Virtual Connection Circle, which comes to life as a Facebook group – not an easy task to moderate but like our podcast interview, with her wit and humor, Amma accomplishes so seamlessly.

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Notes from this Episode

#HigherEd Digital Life Research Project

The Bullet Journal Technique

Marci Walton

The Imposters Podcast

Becca Fick

Mona Lisa Smiles Movies

The Startup Institute

The Introvert’s Guide to the Job Hunt

AmmaMarfo.com Resources

Summer Virtual Connection Circle

Lead365 Leadership Conference

Give and Take by Adam Grant

Hamilton: The Revolution

Paul Jarvis

Maya Elious

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

Between Breaths by Elizabeth Vargas

My Life is better than your’s by Jame Robilotta

More about Amma

Amma Marfo is a thoughtful yet incurably silly independent higher education professional, writer, and editor based in Boston, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida.

Amma is an avid and prolific writer; she writes often for her own blog (“The Dedicated Amateur”), is a contributing editor to the Niche Movement Blog, and guest blogs in a variety of other places (IdeaBlend EDU, NASPA SLP-KC and TKC blogs, The Good Project). Her first book, THE I’S HAVE IT: Reflections on Introversion in Student Affairs, was released in January 2014; her second, LIGHT IT UP, was released in October 2015.

Amma is a dynamic and sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, group dynamics, learning and optimizing the temperament of your organization, cultivating environments that encourage creativity, and incorporating your values into your work and larger goals. She speaks on college and university campuses across the country, at regional and national conferences, and has partnered with organizations like HubSpot, Wayfair, Startup Institute Boston, and General Assembly.

She is an outspoken advocate for creativity, believes strongly in the power of humor, and looks forward to helping you find the way you live and work best. Her other interests include live comedy, surfing, trivia, and gluten-free cooking/baking.

Website

Speaking Info

Twitter: @AmmaMarfo

Instagram: @AmmaMarfo

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher, and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves and waves!

Josie

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Erik Qualman // Empowering Your Best Life, Leadership & Legacy, The Power of LinkedIn & Lessons as College Athletes


Often called a digital Dale Carnegie and the Tony Robbins of tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best-selling author and motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries – and on the podcast – he offers both motivation and tactical tips as a leader in the digital age. We cover content from his most recent book, How to Sell on LinkedIn: 30 Tips in 30 Days as well as one of my favorite that inspired my own research, Digital Leader: 5 Habits Simple Keys for Success and Influence. In our conversation, we also discover how we were both walk-on college athletes, and share the hard work it took on and off the court. Erik and I also discuss the attention on college athletes’ social media platforms. Throughout the podcast, we explore skills for digital leaders that include posting it forward, finding the balance between on and offline and actively producing your digital reputation.

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Notes from this Episode

Social Media Revolution

Digital Leader : 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence

How to Sell on LinkedIn : 30 Tips in 30 Days

What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube

Socialnomics

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Leaders to follow: Guy Kawasaki, Seth Goden, Adam Grant, Arianna Huffington

More about Erik

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best-Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 44 countries. His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.

Qualman has performed in 45 countries with: Coach, Chase, Sony PlayStation, National Restaurant Association, IBM, Facebook, SCG Thailand, ADP, UnitedHealthcare, Starbucks, M&M/Mars, Chrysler, Air Force, Small Business League, TEDx, Equinix, UGG, Google, Transamerica, and many many more. He has shared the stage with: Al Gore, Peyton Manning, Julie Andrews, Magic Johnson, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill O’Reilly, Condoleezza Rice, Brett Favre, Tony Hawk, Jay Leno, and many others of note.

He is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the Head of Marketing at Travelzoo (TZOO).Yet, he may be best known for writing and producing the world’s most watched social media video. His work has been on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, WSJ, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, CBS News, and The Huffington Post. He is also a member of the team that broke the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast. Socialnomics was a finalist for the”Book of the Year.” Fast Company lists Professor Qualman as a Top 100 Digital Influencer. He made Forbes Top 50 Power Influencer list.

Qualman was Academic All-Big Ten in basketball at Michigan State University and been honored as the Michigan State University Alum of the Year. Qualman has an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. A proud husband and father, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin.

Find Equalman:

Website: https://equalman.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/qualman

Twitter: @equalman

Facebook

Instagram: @ErikQualman

Snapchat: erikqualman

About Josie and The Podcast

In each episode, Dr. Josie Ahlquist – digital leadership author, researcher and speaker – connects tech and leadership in education. This podcast will bring you leaders on-campus and online. From Senior Vice Presidents on Snapchat, YouTubers receiving billions of views and new media professionals. All through the lens of social media and leadership.  Josie hopes you will not only learn from these digital leaders but also laugh as we all explore how to be our best selves online and off.

Thanks for listening! Please subscribe to receive the latest episodes, share widely and let me know you’d checked it out! Tweet me @josieahlquist – I would love to hear from you!

Digital hugs, loves and waves!

Josie

Catch past episodes here: www.josieahlquist.com/podcast

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