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!

Intrigued by sound even as a child, James LeBrecht knew from the start what field he belonged to. As a high schooler and a college student, James was greatly interested in theater, and used his talents with audio to become the lead sound designer for several theatrical performances. After college he took his talents another step forward by opening Berkeley Sound Artists where he records, edits, and mixes the audio for television, film, and games. Tell me your story - where do you come from in the world of Audio? I grew up back on the east coast, just North of New York city. I had a reel to… Read more
Entertainment, Media & Sports
Brendan Reville
“Every roadblock is a chance to learn, and I’m constantly learning.” Brendan Reville has had a productive 20 years. From ideating and working on the X-Box live feed at Microsoft, to being a vital team developer at, the world's leading computer science education site, Reville has made wide-reaching impacts on the world through his work as a software engineer. Before starting his professional career Reville earned his degree in computer science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Later relocating to Seattle, WA to work at Microsoft, Reville is still based out of the city… Read more
Computer & Information Technology
Aurora Diaz
“One of my biggest motivators is setting a pipeline for women, specifically minorities, letting them know that the tech field is booming and we need to be apart of it.” Born and raised in Richmond, CA, Aurora Diaz grew up in a humble household where she would soon become the first person in her family to pursue a higher education. Growing up, she was very outspoken and outgoing which played towards her advantage as she spearheaded her marketing career. Guided by her personal interest in beauty, Aurora is currently the Marketing Development Specialist for Musely, a free beauty and lifestyle… Read more
Jennifer Rudin
Jen had aspirations as a child actor with a photographic memory starting as early as eight years old and eventually found a passion for casting. She interned with casting directors while attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated with a BA in History and Women’s Studies in 1994. She began working full-time in casting in 2000, and over the next 17 years has had a storied career working as a casting associate for Susan Shopmaker Casting where she helped cast Verizon’s “Can You Hear Me Now” campaign, working as a casting director for The Walt Disney Company and running… Read more
Entertainment, Media & Sports
Marnie Duda
Learn about a career in entertainment finance from Marnie, Head of Finance for Fox Searchlight Pictures
Entertainment, Media & Sports