HEAF’s Spring “Health, Science and Technology Career Panel” is critical to helping our students gain the knowledge they need to make informed decision about their work in high school, college and into careers. featured eight leaders from across practices and focus-areas and allowed our students to gain a deeper understanding of career opportunities in these fields.

“Many HEAF students express an interest in medicine, science and technology,” said Marie Hu, Director of Career Connections. “We seek to help them hone their areas of focus to help identify internships, coursework and college programs that may be of greatest interest to them in the long run. This panel is a critical piece of the puzzle.”

Panelists included:

  • Timothy Caputo, Clinical Director, SPEAR Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Rashid Epps, Software Engineer, Google
  • Lauren Fried, Occupational Therapist, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
  • Michael Gera, Allied Health Instructor, Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center
  • Ghazi Ghumman, Investment Banking Analyst, Perella Weinberg Partners (Healthcare Group)
  • Aster Meche, Research Scientist, Pfizer
  • Tanya Parker, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, Program Director Nursing Professional Development Center for Professional Nursing Practice New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Behavioral Health Center
  • Bryon Young, MD, Emotional Wellness Program Developer and Consultant, DoingItWell

During the panel, participants discussed all things related to working in the health, science, and technology fields. They answered questions like “what is the most difficult thing about your profession” and “why did you choose the profession you are in”. The panelists also provided our students with great advice on what to consider when exploring careers in these fields. 

The panel was a success for our students, and we are thankful for our volunteers who participated.