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Panel on Careers Outside of Academia
April 6, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Panelists will be UNC Sociology grad alumni:
- Lindsay Guzowski, Partner at Falcon and CEO at The Crucible, has been with Falcon since 2012 and its sister company The Crucible since The Crucible’s inception in 2020. She leads assessment, diligence, and executive search at the C-Suite level for a number of leading, middle market private equity firms and plays a key role in guiding Falcon and The Crucible’s strategic directions. Prior to joining Falcon/The Crucible, Lindsay provided in-depth analysis on potential private equity investments at the Chaifetz Group. She also spent seven years with McMaster-Carr Supply Company in a variety of progressive roles across Finance, Logistics, and Sales Operations. Lindsay is involved with several non-profit boards and is a member of ACG. Lindsay received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, an MA in Sociology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and AB from Dartmouth College. Her research on leadership and culture has been published in leading peer reviewed journals.
- Akram Al-Turk is Director of Research and Evaluation at the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, a nonprofit that focuses on addressing homelessness in Austin, TX. He received a PhD in Sociology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin.
- Renee Ryberg, Ph.D., a 2018 graduate of the department, is a Research Scientist II at Child Trends, a non-profit, non-partisan research organization. Her work at Child Trends focuses on education equity and the intersection of poverty and higher education. She is currently working on an analysis examining the role of policy interventions in explaining the decline in child poverty over the past 30 years. She is also providing technical assistance to community colleges and their partners in supporting young parenting students.