Gabriel Roybal PhotographyGabriel Roybal – I started taking a million different photographs when I started commuting from Half Moon Bay to San Francisco on a daily Basis. I have also been fortunate to travel to Maui several times over the years for a science and engineering teaching workshop. I am going to miss this drive as well as the epic scenery when I move to the city next month. Just getting it all out of my system now while the opportunity still exists.
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My name is Gabriel Roybal. I am currently an ISIS PostDoc at UC San Francisco Medical School and a lecturer at San Francisco State University. I will be teaching Stem Cell Biology in the Fall of 2012.
It is my hope that this site will serve as a place where students who are interested in an array of careers can hear the human/personal perspective of professionals and other students. You can imagine that it would be somewhat like a virtual Career Panel Discussion. I hope that it will serve as a place for students to see examples of every experience and background and how one can succeed and find happiness in the career of their choice – all the while retaining their identity outside of work.
Over the years as I have sat on Career Panel Discussions and interacted with students of different stages of their career, I am struck by the sense that stereotypes of professions, other students and professionals can influence whether a student thinks they want to pursue or could be successful at a particular career. Most of us have had many experiences in our careers that are ‘non-traditional’ or challenging. Sharing these experiences can enrich the decision making process for people a little earlier in their careers. So rather than waiting for the next opportunity to share your experiences at a formal career panel discussion, i hope you will see this as an opportunity to positively influence students immediately.
I think hearing your story, would be very helpful for students considering various careers.
If you would like to share your experience – please contact me here at TheHumanSide.org – Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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