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Symposium Schedule

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast


8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary Session: Discover your Options. Take Charge of Your Career
Plenary Speaker: Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D.


10:00 AM – 10:15 AM



10:15 AM – 11:45 PM

Workshop: Effectively market your transferable skills and relevant experiences.

Refine Your Resume/CV

Facilitator: Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D.


12noon – 12:30 pm

Founder, CEO, and Entrepreneur Career Journey

Dr. Mary Ann Leung, President of Sustainable Horizons Institute

Mr. Tony Bova, CEO & Co-Founder, Grow Bioplastics

Mr. Dan McDonald, President & Co-Founder of Phenotype Screening Corporation

Dr. Ronald Michaels, Technical Director & Co-Founder of Phenotype Screening Corporation

Dr. Ky Pohler, Assistant Professor of Animal Science and UTK 2016 Innovation Driver Awardee

Dr. Jennifer Jones, Founder and CEO of Great Smokey Mountain Institute at Tremont


12:30 pm – 2:30 PM

Symposium Networking Lunch