Spotlights

These are the career stories of diverse individuals working in a variety of careers. Watch or read about what inspired them to pursue their career, what they were like growing up, what they love most about their career and more!

Brandi Gates, West Oakland Health
Gladeo League reporter Katelyn Torres interviews Brandi about her career as a lactation consultant at West Oakland Health. She shares her passion and motivation for why she helps women breastfeed. 
Healthcare
Jessica Scheiber, Shell
Gladeo League reporter Katelyn Torres interviews Jessica about her job as console operator and shift leader at Shell Oil Martinez. 
Construction & Skilled Trades
Mitu Walia Lennar Homes
Gladeo League reporter Katelyn Torres interviews Mitu Walia about her job as Architectural Manager at Lennar Homes in the Bay Area. Mitu  shares her story on why she was destined from a young age to do what she does! 
Architecture, Art & Design
Paul Yanover
Paul Yanover has been the President of Fandango since 2012. Over seven years, the once small movie ticket selling company has grown from under 125 employees to over 700 with offices in the U.S. and South America. Yanover said it has become a dedicated marketplace of “experiences for consumers across the entire lifecycle of entertainment” through the acquisition of companies like Rotten Tomatoes and M-Go, which helped build the home streaming service FandangoNOW. Before he helmed the NBC Universal affiliate, Yanover held executive positions at The Walt Disney Company’s Animation Studio and… Read more
Entertainment, Media & Sports
Marcela Denniston
Marcela Denniston is the Vice President of Field Engineering at ShieldX Networks; a San Francisco-based company that focuses on protecting organizations against cyber threats. Marcela’s cyber security career began at Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU), where she joined their U.S. Navy program immediately out of high school. Marcela worked in the Navy for seven years, then moved into the commercial sector. She said cyber security is about protecting information systems and networks connected to the internet, including computers, servers, cell phones and vehicles. What kind of people thrive in… Read more
Computer & Information Technology
Claudia Salazar
Gladeo League reporter Katelyn Torres interviews Claudia Salazar about her job as Head of Asset Management. Claudia shares her story on how she made the leap from file clerk to an asset manager!
Real Estate