Featured Speakers: Spring 2013
So, You Want to Work in the Game Industry?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
80 William Street • Worcester, Mass.
Fiona Cherbak, Game Industry HR Consultant
Fiona Cherbak is a staffing professional who develops strategies and recruiting campaigns for a wide range of game companies. She has provided services for Activision, Disney, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, NCsoft, Sony, THQ, and more. She’s been a regular speaker at GDC’s Game Career Seminar series, and an advisory board member and speaker at SXSW Screenburn/SXSW Interactive. She is co-producer of the Boston Festival of Indie Games and has supported IndieCade and Fantastic Arcade. A former chairperson for IGDA Women in Games SIG, and a founding member of Women in Games International, she is currently director of U.S. operations for Interactive Selection, a global games recruitment firm with nearly 200 clients in more than 20 countries. She was previously senior staffing specialist for Irrational Games and senior talent acquisition manager for Tencent Boston.
Stranger in a Strange Land: Being a Veterinarian in Public Health
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Daniels Hall • Leicester Campus
Catherine M. Brown, DVM, State Public Health Veterinarian
Dr. Catherine Brown received her DVM from the University of Minnesota, completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship, then worked in a busy emergency practice. She moved to London to earn a master of science degree in wild animal health from the Royal Veterinary College, then worked as a wildlife veterinarian from 1997-2005. She was the staff veterinarian for DuPage County’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Illinois before moving to The Humane Society of the U.S. Cape Wildlife Center in Mass., and earned a master’s of public health from Boston University. She was awarded an Applied Epidemiology Fellowship sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the New York State Department of Health. She has servedas the state public health veterinarian at the Massachusetts Department of Public Healthsince 2006, where she oversees surveillance and educational outreach on all zoonoticand vector-borne diseases.
Emancipating Lincoln: How the Great Emancipator Led – and Misled – Americato Freedom
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street, Worcester Mass
Harold Holzer, Lincoln Historian
Harold Holzer is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. Prolific writer, lecturer, and frequenttelevision guest , Holzer serves as chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, successor organization to the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC), to which he was appointed by President Clinton in 2000 and co-chaired from 2001-2010. President Bush, in turn, awarded Holzer the National Humanities Medal in 2008. He has authored, co-authored, and edited 43 books. His latest are How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America and Emancipating Lincoln: The Emancipation Proclamation In Text, Context, and Memory.