Encountering barriers in academia has prompted Dr. Robyn Magalit
Rodriguez to launch into entrepreneurship. She is leaving her
post as a full professor at UC Davis to create her own school,
farm and learning center.
Alycia Anderson pivoted from a successful career as a sales
executive to start her own company
championing diversity, equity and inclusion in the
As senior program director of Capitol Impact, Anna Fontus
crafts policies that address inequality in California’s
complex social systems.
Brandon Brown is CEO and co-founder of the fast-growing
Sacramento-based company Grin. His thought leadership on
influencer marketing is based on authenticity.
Freelance essayist Sarah Miller lends her idiosyncratic
style to The New Yorker website and many other
publications. The Nevada City-based writer was
commissioned by Substack to start her own
newsletter earlier this year.
Gallerist Faith J. McKinnie is highlighting the work she wants to
see in her Midtown gallery that highlights contemporary art
by underrepresented artists.
Licensed marriage and family therapist Lupe Nambo considers
it her mission to “decolonize therapy.”
Tucked into a Tahoe Park warehouse is Spiders Garage, a
wonderland of vintage clothing collected and sourced by owner
Meredith Cancilla has made it her business to build up
Melissa McGillicuddy and Shahera Hyatt are hosts and
comedians of the Moving Van Show, a comedy show based out of
a rented U-Haul.