Where to Go from Here? Liberal Arts Career Stories

From French to fencing to physics, you’ve got a variety of interests… and pursuing the Liberal Arts meant you got to learn about all of them. But after graduation, the path isn’t so clear. Our panelists will share how they combined their broad range of interests and Liberal Arts experience to shape a unique career.

Stephanie Mendoza

Global Licensing Coordinator
Sesame Workshop
Stephanie began her career in the licensing world at a start up video game company in New York City, and was involved in the development of accessory products for gaming companies such as Nintendo, Pop Cap, and Majesco Entertainment. She is currently the Licensing Coordinator for Global Toys (Global Consumer Products) at Sesame Workshop, the non-profit children’s media organization behind Sesame Street.

Ashley Edwards

Studio Manager, Global Brand Design
Ashley Edwards manages the day-to-day operations of Etsy’s in-house Brand Design Studio. We serve Etsy by creating powerful communication tools for a global audience, with the belief that the work we do is part of a larger creative culture represented by the millions of people who make Etsy a successful global marketplace.

We provide design, art direction, and project/production management for all variety of design projects for many teams & departments across the company, in various regions throughout the world. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to, creating and upholding Etsy’s brand standards, campaign concepting & design, illustration, printed artifacts, promotional materials, motion graphics & screen design, books, advertising, event collateral, signage/environmental graphics, and onsite & offsite product marketing.

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Alicia Maule
Community Editor
Alicia Maule is a community editor for msnbc.com. Prior to joining msnbc, she worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign in Chicago and the inauguration committee in Washington D.C. On the campaign she was a jack-of-all trades on the digital team responsible for a range of projects including launching microsites, co-producing digital tool training videos, and managing the production process for more than 500 unique pieces of political literature. Throughout college, she interned at VH1, Bad Boy Records, Jive Records, and Columbia Records. A native of Chicago, Maule received her B.A. in Africana Studies at Brown University in 2011.

Stephanie Dockery

Manager, Sponsorship and Corporate Relations
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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