A diverse panel of parents who work across several disciplines discuss the trials and tribulations of balancing work, family, and social pressures, followed by a Q&A session. Lunch will be served.
Panelists include: Licella Arboleda, Gateway Community College Counselor; Alaine Griffin, Hartford Courant State Editor and Southern Connecticut State University Instructor; and James Rawlins, Jr., Data Science Consultant and Goodwin College Instructor.
Licella Arboleda works full time as a Mental Health Counselor at Gateway Community College, is an Adjunct Psychology Professor, and works as a part-time associate at Kohls. Licella sits on the executive board for the CT Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE), and is involved in the Train the Trainer for Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), a suicide prevention initiative. Licella is a mother of 2 daughters, ages 10 & 11.
Alaine Griffin is state editor at The Hartford Courant where she has worked since 2000 as both a reporter and editor. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and New England Associated Press News Executives Association, including top honors for her coverage of the 2010 trial of Cheshire home-invasion suspect Steven Hayes. Alaine has also worked in the last decade as an adjunct instructor of journalism at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She resides in Hamden with her husband and 15-year-old daughter.
James Rawlins, Jr. is a data science consultant, instructor of Business Administration and Management & Leadership at Goodwin College, and doctoral student. He also serves on the board of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America of Southern Connecticut. James lives in Hamden and shares parenting responsibilities for his son.