The 2013 International Career Panel hosts Brooke Christopher, Holly Derheim, and Erroll Southers. This panel provides insight about various fields and professions in the international arena, and guide students on how to best prepare for international careers. Alexandra Lieben, Deputy Director of the UCLA Burkle Center, moderated the discussion.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
BROOKE CHRISTOPHER is a Los Angeles native and an Ambassador for Women For Women International, a non-profit whose mission is to rebuild the lives of women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia, DRC, Iraq, and South Sudan. Brooke has also served as Director of Philanthropy at Enlightened.org, where she created funding and awareness for Virgin Unite, Thirst Relief, and Alicia Keys’ Keep A Child Alive. Brooke started her career in cause marketing as a producer, creating life-affirmative and transformational content for non-profits across television, film, and multi-media platforms. Brooke is Founder of the Sky Canvas Foundation, a Self-Portrait/ Self-Esteem art workshop taught to inner city girls worldwide.
HOLLY DERHEIM serves as the Director of Philanthropy, Western Region, for Heifer International and has been instrumental in implementing Heifer’s new income diversification strategy for the 13 western states. Holly brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit organizational development and fundraising strategizing for a wide range of non-profit entities, as well as consulting with groups who wish to increase their funding sources for non-profit work.
ERROLL SOUTHERS is a former Presidential nominee for Assistant Secretary of the TSA, Governor Schwarzenegger’s Deputy Director in the California Office of Homeland Security and FBI Special Agent. He is the Associate Director of the National Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California (USC) where he developed the Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Public Policy. Southers is also the Managing Director of the Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection Division of the international security consulting firm TAL Global. He is the former Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence for the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department, the nation’s largest.