Wednesday, April 28

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Meeting Number: 187 925 6028


Carlos Garza

Session: Wednesday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. – Hard Days Ahead: Forging a Focus Mind

Presenter: Carlos Garza

Session Description: Young adulthood is about exploration, whether if it’s through starting a career, education, and even in life. Sometimes, exploration can lead to opportunities in life. When I made the decision to minor in English to improve my understanding of the language, this led me to meet college faculty, which opened a whole bunch of things for me, including technical writing.

Bio: Carlos Garza-Medrano. I was raised in Garland, TX, which is a small town by Dallas. I am a family guy, and enjoy laughing like anyone else. I recently started working at Metrocare as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. I got my Bachelors of Art in Psychology at OLLU. I went on to get my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at the University of Georgia. My future goals are to get a doctorate degree in counseling, so that I may teach at a university level and become a supervisor.

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David Carbajal

Session: Wednesday, April 28, 11 a.m. – Relentless

Presenter: David Carbajal, Owner of Defiant Motion Pictures

Bio: David Michael Carbajal is a young man from South Texas reigning on his  American dream.  With mental management and a value structure, he has been able to create a film career from the dust.

Firm Bio: Defiant Motion Pictures is a narrative film company created by David Carbajal in 2018. Since then they’ve produced One feature film “Desolation Row”  and many short films alongside some great filmmakers. A recent project, Seth Magana’s “The Big Red White & Blue”  was accepted into the Austin Film Festival with numerous nominations. David produced and starred as Raymond Littel in the picture.

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Stephanie Sanders

Session: Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 p.m. – Getting What You Want with Grant Writing!*

Presenter: Stephanie Sanders, Grants Manager for the Community Behavioral Health Division: Colorado Department of Human Services

Bio: Stephanie Sanders is the Grants Manager for the Community Behavioral Health Division within the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health. She has more than 10 years of experience designing grant documents and sustaining funding for nonprofit organizations in the Greater San Antonio area and statewide initiatives and community programs throughout the State of Colorado. Stephanie provides subject matter expertise in development campaigns, private foundation grantmaking, and supporting single state government authorities with project coordination and timely creation and submission of federal grant deliverables. Stephanie earned a Master of Arts focused on technical communication and grant writing from Our Lady of the Lake University.

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1:45 p.m. – Conference Conclusion

“Bet on yourself. Always,” Carlos Garza.

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