VOCATIO TEAM

``No one gets extraordinary opportunities by taking the same approach everyone else takes.`` - Raghav Haran

Patrick Jones

Founder & CEO

Patrick is an award-winning content producer and new media executive. For more than 15 years he has successfully delivered content strategies that have resulted in significant audience engagement and participation – both online and offline – for a wide breadth of consumer markets and diverse companies, including Coca-Cola, Coleman, Krispy Kreme, VW, General Mills, Hilton Hotels, Turner Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment & AtomFilms (MTV Networks).

Prior to his marketing and content experience Patrick worked in management consulting with Siebel Systems (now Oracle), Diamond Technology Partners (acquired by PwC) and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he provided business and technology advisory services to emerging growth and middle market companies across multiple industries: telecommunications, entertainment and media, financial services, government services and consumer products.

Patrick received his M.B.A. from Duke University and his B.A. in Economics and minor in Political Science from Miami University. Patrick sits on the boards for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and the Miami University College of Arts and Sciences.

``When in doubt, shoot the ball`` - JR Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers

Matt Gwin

Editor & Community Manager

Matt brings a unique blend of psychology and marketing knowledge; experience working with employers, hiring managers, and job-seekers of various ages; and writing and editing skills.

Originally from rural Ohio, Matt Gwin graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with an AB in Psychology. At Princeton, he served as managing editor and head writer of The Princeton Tiger humor magazine, as well as the communications director for Princeton Faith and Action. He was a member of the Lobster Club improv comedy troupe, Umqombothi a cappella group, Princeton club baseball team, and was an Outdoor Action freshman orientation trip leader.

For his undergraduate thesis, he spent the better part of a year running a research/marketing study in rural Kenya aimed at increasing participation in a government-subsidized homebuilding program.

After graduation, he received a Princeton Project 55 fellowship to work for the North Lawndale Employment Network, a nonprofit on Chicago’s west side. There, he trained and coached formerly incarcerated individuals in job-related skills, worked with employer partners to make successful hires, advocated for ex-offender-friendly hiring practices, and provided management support for the award-winning social enterprise Sweet Beginnings.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Alexander To

Business Development Intern

Alexander is an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, where he intends to major in Business Administration. He is the Community Service Chair for Berkeley ABA, the largest business organization on campus. Previously he was on the Publications Committee and was the Special Activities Chair.

Alexander also participates in the Berkeley Project, a city-wide community service event to build relationships between students and residents of Berkeley. In high school, Alex was the captain of the swim team and held officer positions in UNICEF, Planet Arboretum, and World Vision where he helped market and grow each organization. In addition, he competed in Technology Student Association where he placed second in state for Biotechnology Design and third for Webmaster.

“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret” – Jim Carrey

Andrew Chase

Content & Business Development Intern

Andrew is a senior at the University of Oregon pursuing a degree in economics and a minor in business. He is an avid college sports fan and is a member on campus of the Warsaw Sports Business Club. He has previously volunteered at the Midnight Mission, the YMCA, and the National Council of Jewish Women. Andrew will fulfill a lifelong dream of his by studying abroad this upcoming fall, where he will be taking classes at the Anglo American University located in Prague.

Andrew was previously a marketing and social media intern at Dahan Properties, a residential real estate company based in West Hollywood, California. Andrew enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and discovering new music. One day he hopes to become the general manager or president of a professional basketball team.

“With every sentence you write, you have learned something. It has done you good.” –- Brenda Ueland

Clara Milligan

Content Intern & Associate Community Manager

Clara has a passion for developing must-read content and empowering others to find their voice.

Born, raised, and educated in southwest Ohio, Clara will graduate from Miami University in December with a B.A. in English Literature. In addition to reading books all the time, she works as a consultant at the Howe Center for Writing Excellence where she empowers fellow students to feel great about their essays and as a feature writer for The Miami Quarterly (MQ), a student-run magazine.

In the spring of 2016, she took her debut on the theater department stage as the boisterous Mrs. Bennet in a play adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, and in keeping with her love for all things British, she studied abroad in London the following summer. While in England, in between trips to the seaside and afternoon tea, she interned at sketch, a world-renowned restaurant for which she wrote website content.

In her final semester at Miami, she will serve as the Managing Editor for MQ and as a student leader at the Writing Center. Following graduation, she will prove to the world that yes, you can get a job with an English degree.

Hadrian Panaroma

Video Production Intern

Hadrian discovered his passion of becoming a filmmaker/content creator in a library ten years ago, when he discovered the life story of Steven Spielberg, and has been pursuing that passion ever since.

Born and raised in Indonesia, Hadrian spurred the push he felt from those around him to become a doctor, lawyer, or accountant. He felt drawn, instead, by the freedom filmmaking allows to explore and express new things and ideas, only limited by his creativity. Knowing his passion since a relatively young age gave Hadrian a head start to begin learning and gaining new experiences through different projects and places. Hadrian is currently attending Citrus College and plans to transfer soon to pursue his B.A. in Filmmaking.

``If you can dream it, you can do it.`` -Walt Disney

Neelanjana Gautam

Senior Content Writer

Neelanjana loves creating content that straddles diverse genres and meets unique purposes. She has been a feature writer for newspapers and digital magazines, and also taught undergraduate courses at a premier catholic college in India. The dual global experience gave her a chance to come across a diverse range of people and places, interact with young minds, and move in sync with the changing times.

Neel is on the advisory board of various nonprofits in the Bay Area, creating content, organizing, and coordinating programs to help raise awareness about the environment, education, health, and hygiene. She has a Bachelors in English Literature and a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. She loves traveling and enjoys popular culture. She is drawn toward altruistic ventures and believes that each one of us is here for something unique.

“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.” -- Chuck Palahniuk

Sandra Chen

Content & Business Development Intern

Sandra is a senior undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. At CMU she has served as the Lead Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate functional programming course, an officer on the Student Activities Board, and currently leads the Carnegie Mellon E-sports organization. Her previous internships and full-time jobs include software engineering work at Facebook, Microsoft, Blend Labs, and Knight Capital Group.

Sandra has a diverse background outside of the technology industry as well, with a strong passion in media and entertainment. Since 2011 she has photographed hundreds of musicians and bands as a freelancer, traveled all over the country as a tour photographer and videographer, and founded her own music magazine. Currently she works in the video game and e-sports space, creating digital content on Twitch, coaching competitive League of Legends teams, and founding an e-sports program and community at CMU.