by Daniel Negrete and Megan Crossfield
Hi, I’m Daniel Negrete. I work with Silicon Valley Career Pathways (SVCP). I graduated from San Francisco State University in May of 2017.
Describe your typical day at SVCP:
SVCP is one of those organizations where there isn’t a typical day. Most of my projects are communications oriented -content creation, video recording and editing, and blogging- but in a pinch, I can fill any of the outreach roles or conduct workshops for students at Silicon Valley Career Technical Education center and other campuses.
Are you an Android or iOS user?
Android, all the way.
What are you listening to/reading/ watching these days?
These days I listen to a lot of podcasts. Some of my favorite podcasts include NPR’s Planet Money Podcast, How I Built This, Talking Fussball, and Lore, among other podcasts. As for reading, I’ve been reading Machiavelli’s The Prince, 15th-century Italian politics is a roller coaster ride.
What’s the best thing about working at SVCP?
The best thing about working at SVCP is working with our partners to organize our Career Pathways Days for students. Our Career Pathways Days give students the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and learn that careers in Silicon Valley are a possibility for them. Hearing the students share their thoughts on how the Career Pathways Day changed their outlook on pursuing a career in Silicon Valley is the most rewarding part of my job.
What do you like to do when you’re not working on workforce development (or education)?
When I’m not at work I go hiking and exploring different places with my girlfriend. We recently went to Mt.Tamalpais. The forest and the views of Mt.Tamalpais are amazing. We took our time to appreciate the scenery and try out different photography and film techniques. Besides hiking, I can usually be found taking lessons on YouTube and SkillShare on video production and entrepreneurship.
Thank you, Daniel. We're glad to have you on our team!