Meet The Professionals

The Polynesian community is full of vibant success stories. Each month we invite a Polynesian speaker to a live speaking event where they talk about their profession and their professional journey, and answer questions from the live audience. Our speakers come from all walks of Polynesian life and work in many different industries and occupations. Hear from former college athletes, real estate agents, electricians, software developers, and more. Join this great opportunity to talk to those who have achieved their dreams. Get inspired to achieve yours!

All of our talks are free and are conducted live oy Zoom, so anyone can join in. Please RSVP to get the meeting invitation.

Do you know anyone who would be a great speaker for the Polynesian Professional Speaker Series? Would you like to be a speaker yourself? Please contact us! We are always looking for Polynesian professionals who can share their stories and advice with our community.


Jackie Jackson

Software Developer

Jackie was born and raised in Southern California by her Samoan and African American sides of the family. On her Samoan side she was the first to go to college and the first to get a Master's degree. Being biracial also meant being bicultural, living Polynesian culture in an American society. Jackie loves to travel and has been to Europe, China, New Zealand, Thailand, Belize,

Jackie graduated from Stanford University in 1998 and later got her Master's degree in Software Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. In 2008 she traveled the world for a few years, working various IT jobs in the process. She worked as an intern at the United Nations in New York City, as a freelance website developer in Madrid, Spain, as an IT professional in a hospital in London, U.K., as a volunteer IT support for a nonprofit in Bangkok, Thailand, and then as a Lead Developer for a Chicago B2B marketing firm. She currently works as a Senior Software Developer for transportation logistics company in Chicago, working remotely while based in California.


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Jessica Doe

Marketing

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Melinda Doe

Design

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