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Pathways: A Career Podcast from the Idaho State University Career Center
Second Wednesday of Every Month at 7:30pm

On Pathways, Career Center Advisor Mark Beaver and Career Center Associate Director Emily Jahsman sit down for conversations with individuals about their profession and path they took to find themselves here. Informative, entertaining, and inspiring, Pathways is a great listen for the college student just beginning the career process, the mid-career professional considering a change, or those about to retire reflecting on their own journey. For guidance on your own journey, visit the ISU Career Center website at:

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  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Lisa McDougall, Research Associate at the Molecular Research Core Facility at Idaho State University. Lisa’s natural interests led her to the world of molecular biology, where she uses her talents to literally and figuratively pull data out of (almost) thin air! Emily and Lisa discuss the importance of trying things out, finding your natural strengths, and being open to the unknown.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Dr. Irene Van Woerden, Program Director and Associate Professor for the Master of Public Health program at Idaho State University.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Sunshine Denney, manager of Idaho State University’s greenhouse and Lab Material Supervisor for Idaho State University’s Biological Sciences Department.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Tiphanie Anirah, founder and CEO of CreeAnna LLC, a local bakery specializing in African pastries, cookies, sweet breads, and classic cakes with a twist. Tiphanie takes us on her journey from working in the healthcare industry to opening her own small business and bringing delicious treats to Southeastern Idaho.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews James Ruchti, a Pocatello attorney with Ruchti & Beck Law Offices who also serves as an Idaho State Senator representing Pocatello. Ruchti guides us through his academic and professional career starting at West Point Military Academy, traveling onto his time at University of Idaho’s Law School and ending at his own practice in Pocatello.
  • On the July episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Maxwell Daniels. Maxwell is currently working as a Nuclear Physical Scientist for the Defense Threat Reduction agency, a part of the Department of Defense. We’ll follow Maxwell ‘s story including dreams of being a firefighter, and aspirations to become a nuclear engineer. Instead of choosing either/or Maxwell found a way to combine his pursuits. Join us on Maxwell’s trip across the US and Europe.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Keith Weber, Director and Founder of the GIS Training and Research Center at Idaho State University. Keith takes us on a journey through his career, including how he was first introduced to geographic information systems (GIS) and how his natural inquisitiveness led him to a fulfilling career in building “information” through GIS.
  • On today’s episode, Emily Jahsman interviews Dr. Kristin Stewart Yates, Staff Counselor at Idaho State University’s Counseling and Testing Services. Kristen talks to us about how she followed her heart and ended up in a career that she loves and enjoys helping people through counseling, teaching and mindful self-compassion.
  • On the latest episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Amber Greening, Career and Experiential Opportunity Coordinator at Idaho State University’s Career Center. Amber takes us on a journey through her career path, one that spans North America and multiple disciplines. Please, join us on that journey and learn how Amber molded experiences into a satisfying job in a place she loves.
  • On the latest episode of Pathways, Emily Jahsman interviews Dr. David Lawrimore, associate professor of English at Idaho State University. Dr. Lawrimore describes his path through academia and what it takes to become a professor in the arts. Join us for sage advice and a look into what research in the English field looks like.