Are you a young mind eager to embark on your professional journey? Do you seek insights, inspiration, and guidance from seasoned professionals who have navigated the complexities of their careers? Look no further than Digital NEST’s Fireside Chats – a series of exclusive events designed to illuminate the path to success for the youth of Watsonville, Salinas, Gilroy, and Modesto.

Join us for intimate evenings at each of our four centers where professionals from diverse backgrounds share their compelling career stories, unveiling the highs, lows, and invaluable lessons learned along the way.

Fireside Chats 2024 Speakers

Rosie Zepeda Digital NEST Fireside Chats 2024

Rosie Zepeda
Public Information Officer at Gavilan College

Rosie Zepeda brings a wealth of experience in public relations and community outreach to the table. With over two decades of experience, Rosie has spearheaded communications strategies for institutions like City College of San Francisco and Gavilan College. Her workshops on personal empowerment and authentic leadership serve as guiding beacons for aspiring professionals.

Digital NEST Gilroy
February 28th – 5pm to 6pm
7500 Monterey Hwy, Gilroy CA.

Roberto Guerrero Jr.
Senior Recruiter, TikTok

Hailing from Salinas, California, Roberto Guerrero Jr. epitomizes the power of leveraging opportunities in the tech industry. With a background in Business Administration and a flair for entrepreneurship, Roberto’s career trajectory includes pivotal roles at Tesla, Google, Facebook, and now TikTok. His journey from sales to talent acquisition is a testament to adaptability and perseverance in the face of challenges.

Digital NEST Salinas
February 28th – 4:30pm to 6pm
210 Salinas St, Salinas CA.

Gabriel Sanchez
CEO at Neurona Health

Gabriel Sanchez’s career is a testament to the fusion of finance, technology, and healthcare. With a background in investment banking and technology consulting, Gabriel has steered corporate giants like Alphabet, Tesla, Amazon, and Netflix towards global expansion and product scaling. As the CEO of Neurona Health, he continues to revolutionize healthcare through AI-driven solutions.

Digital NEST Modesto
February 28th – 4:30pm to 6pm
1012 11th St. 4th Floor, Modesto CA

Luis Cabrales
Professor of Mechatronics Engineering, CSU Monterey Bay

Born in Tampico, Mexico, Luis Cabrales embarked on his journey by earning a BS in Chemical Engineering before delving into the world of polymer science at Texas Tech University. Today, as a Professor of Mechatronics Engineering, he epitomizes the spirit of academic excellence and professional achievement.

Digital NEST Watsonville
4:30pm to 6:00pm
318 Union Street Watsonville, CA, 95076

At Digital NEST’s Fireside Chats, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with these trailblazers, gaining invaluable insights and perspectives to shape your own future. Whether you’re interested in academia, technology, entrepreneurship, or public service, our diverse lineup of speakers offers something for everyone.