Immigrants at Work: Stories of First Generation Americans
About This Event
Join us for a panel discussion with entrepreneurial leaders who are representing a cross-section of the underserved immigrant population in New York and beyond. We’ll discuss the trials and triumphs of these individuals, their methods of breaking past barriers, and what it means to represent yourself and your culture in today’s hottest industries.
About the Panelists
Angela ChenMarketing Associate,
Angela joined General Assembly as NYC campus’ Marketing Associate where she helps individuals get connected to NYC’s diverse tech, business, and creative community through GA’s workshops and events. She moderates chats on entrepreneurship and female empowerment while managing GA’s local social platforms and help run the never ending list of events at GA. Previously, she’s held marketing roles in the fashion and beauty industry, which led her to her current passion, education. She’s also involved with Murray Hill Institute and Fuzhou America, all with values placed on mentorship and leadership and uplifting the immigrant community. Besides building relationships, Angela enjoys being a foodie, health-conscious nerd, and a wanderlust.
Sasha HasanbegovicAdmissions Advisor,
Sasha is a former designer and storyteller focused on continuing educations access. As an advocate for displaced communities and a refugee himself, he understands the empowerment and career potential an education can provide.
He has collaborated with companies such as Coca-Cola, UPS and DSW and consulted for Welcoming America and the International Rescue Committee.
When he’s not talking about himself in third-person, he can usually be found biking around town.