Culture and Justice Lecture to focus on making career changes
Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2023) – The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will hold its next event for the Culture and Justice Lecture Series on Feb. 9.
The lecture will feature Ana Yeager Lee, a Riverside native, business founder and longtime volunteer. Lee practiced criminal defense for a decade for the County of San Bernardino, founded Women in Tandem, a workspace in downtown Riverside for women and has volunteered with more than 15 organizations.
The title of her lecture is “Your tombstone will not list your career: A practical approach to enjoying and evaluating your impact and purpose.” We asked her about the topic.
What will your talk be about?
For students, at this stage of their studies, they have been given the opportunity to hear from talented speakers enlightening them about their fields and potential clientele. That evening, I am going to explore with the students how they can gauge their individual alignment with their purpose. We will walk through a few exercises that will be future tools for them to check in with at every stage of the adventure that is their career. They will leave being able to appreciate their lessons from past experiences, identify their values and make confident decisions about their future. From a person who has switched careers and found joy (and wiped some tears) along the journey, I am here to share that your career will not be engraved on your tombstone, but your adventure will undoubtedly leave its mark on those around you.
Why is that topic so important to you?
This topic is important to me because I made some big career changes after 10 years in the field, and I think those changes would have been less scary, less surprising and more satisfying if I had trusted myself more and if I had asked myself some different questions along the way. I want to give the audience the excitement and hope that comes out of knowing yourself well enough at every stage of life to do what you were made to do.
What do you hope the audience gets from the message?
The audience will leave with an appreciation of their own lessons from past experiences, an ability to identify their current values and the strategies to make confident decisions about their future.
Culture and Justice Lecture Series
6 p.m. Feb. 9, Innovators Auditorium
The series invites professionals in the behavioral science and community development fields to share their experiences with students. They also provide information on current trends, practices and research within their respective professions. Building upon a foundation of over 40 years of behavioral science education in the Inland Empire, CBSS is excited to expand its reach – building bridges among students, community partners and nationally recognized experts.