LiveTalk is The College Preparatory School's evening lecture series for parents, students, and the community. Join us for these engaging, thought-provoking lectures by local and national experts and celebrities on intriguing topics and current events.
Lectures are free to our community and available on Zoom. Watch PrepWeekly for links to participate or contact for the link.

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  • Dr. Jeanne Noble and Dr. Petra Steinbuchel • Thursday, September 17, 2020 • An Update on COVID 19 from the Frontlines and the Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health

    College Prep parent Dr. Jeanne Noble will discuss her experiences in the UCSF ER and in Navajo Nation, where she was deployed to help with the COVID surge. She will highlight what she thinks communities need to know about COVID, from infection prevention to COVID testing and strategies for the safer re-opening of schools. Dr. Noble will be joined by Dr. Petra Steinbuchel who will be discussing the vast impact this pandemic has had on mental health with a focus on the developmental considerations of adolescents. She will be highlighting the tools and strategies we can all use for managing our mental health during this extraordinary time.

    Prior to medical school, Dr. Noble received her MA from UC Berkeley in Latin American Studies and worked for Population Council in Peru and Brazil, researching ways to improve the delivery of women's health services. Dr. Noble attended medical school at UCSF and completed her Emergency Medicine residency training at ACMC - Highland Hospital in Oakland. She completed a fellowship in Medical Education and then returned to UCSF where she works as an emergency physician and serves as the Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation. Dr. Noble is also Director of COVID Response for the UCSF Emergency Department and an active member of UCSF CARES, the Collaborative to Advise Re-opening Education Safely.

    Dr. Petra Steinbuchel has served as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland for over a decade. She is the Director for the UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal, a consultative child psychiatry access program designed to further integrate medical and behavioral health care for children. She has a deep passion for expanding access to care for diverse and vulnerable populations, in particular those exposed to early childhood adversity, chronic and acute medical trauma.

    Dr. Steinbuchel completed her medical degree and internship in pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her psychiatry residency at California Pacific Medical Center, her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was subsequently a Harvard Macy Institute Scholar.
  • Poorvi Shah, DO • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 • Stress Reduction Techniques and Integrative Medicine Tools During Pandemic Times

    The pandemic has left both children and adults facing enormous challenges at home, work, and school. Dr. Shah will offer several tools to help both teens and adults create a solid foundation through meditation and mindfulness, healthy eating, better sleep, and stressing less. This foundation breeds resilience, and allows us to better handle life's challenges now or in the future.

    Dr. Poorvi Shah is a double board certified physician, in Family Medicine and Integrative & Holistic Medicine. Besides her career as a family medicine physician, Dr. Shah also studied Nutrition, Integrative Medicine and Mind Body Medicine with the country's leading experts. Dr. Shah is also a lifelong yogi and meditator. Now she combines the best of eastern and western medicine to bring forth true healing.

    Dr. Shah completed her residency at Drew/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and recently finished an Integrative Medicine fellowship with the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Shah has practiced in a wide range of settings from working for 9 years at the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic to serving as the corporate wellness physician at Google's Headquarters in Mountain View. Dr. Shah currently has a private practice in the Washington DC area, and is available for health and wellness coaching of teens and adults via her virtual platform,
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 • Real American: How to be Black in White Spaces

    College Prep will be hosting New York Times best selling author and former Dean at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims. Ms. Lythcott-Haims will be discussing her critically acclaimed, award winning book, Real American: A Memoir which details her experiences of growing up Black and biracial in the United States. Following her remarks she will be joined by Head of School, Monique DeVane for a thoughtful and timely conversation about race. 

    About Julie Lythcott-Haims

    Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, will be out in April 2021. 
    Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org, and she is a former board member at Foundation for a College Education, Global Citizen Year, The Writers Grotto, and Challenge Success. She volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone.
    She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their young adults, and her mother. 

  • Maya Chorengel and Ali Partovi • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 • Technology as a Force for Good

    Ali Partovi CEO, Neo; Co-founder,
    Ali Partovi heads Neo, a mentorship community and VC fund that brings together a diverse group of tech veterans to accelerate tomorrow's leaders. Ali invests in people smarter than himself and has backed Airbnb, Dropbox, Facebook, and Uber. He grew up in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war, attended Harvard, and sold his first startup, LinkExchange, in 1998. He co-founded (Hour of Code) to bring Computer Science to classrooms. He is passionate about education, diversity in tech, and sustainable food.
    Maya Chorengel, Co-Managing Partner at The Rise Fund, the world's largest, global impact platform committed to achieving measurable, positive social, and environmental outcomes alongside competitive financial returns. Founded by TPG, Bono, and Jeff Skoll, and with more than $5 billion in assets under management, Rise invests in growth-stage, high potential, mission-driven companies that have the power to change the world.
    Maya serves as a Director of EverFi, Varo Bank, Nithio, SEO, and Kiva. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and CASE i3 at Duke University and is co-author of a Harvard Business Review article entitled "Calculating the Value of Impact Investing." Maya earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In her family of four, she is the only member of the household not to have attended College Prep!
    • Top Row: Jeanne Noble, MD, MA • Petra Steinbuchel, MD • Poorvi Shah, DO Bottom Row: Julie Lythcott-Haims • Maya Chorengel • Ali Partovi

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