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Tuesday, April 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Back from the Void: Generating Resilience in the COVID Era — Supported by Facebook

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People around the world are still adjusting to the new realities of life in the COVID era. How are you dealing with it? Are you able to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and return to your calmer self? Or do you find yourself folding faster than a camping chair? 

To thrive in this unsettling time, we must grow our internal resilience—even when the stakes are high and emotions are running strong. Join us for some honest talk about navigating the lows while learning to build up your own sustaining resilience.

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Irina Somin

Director, Technical Program Management on Central Integrity TPM Team, Facebook Inc

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Katrina Lopez

Manager, Avanade
Assess. Adjust. Achieve.Katrina believes that the bricks life throws at us are building blocks for our character.As a working mom of two toddlers, one with special needs, the pandemic has presented unique challenges beyond what she imagined for her career and family. She struggled... Read More →
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Genesis Bonds

Software Engineer, Facebook
Hailing from Queens, New York, Genesis Bonds is a lover of all things food, tech, and Black culture. She is a Duke graduate and current Software Engineer at Facebook.⁣ As an engineer on one of the company’s newest Integrity teams, she works on products that help protect the Facebook... Read More →
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Ashley Pallarito

Senior Manager, Accelerator, WGU Labs
- She/Her/Hers- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)- Master of Business Administration (MBA)- Passionate about the intersection of social impact, business, and technology

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At Facebook, we are constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world. That’s why it’s important that our workforce reflects the diversity of the people we serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps us... Read More →

Tuesday April 20, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT