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#51: Cool Careers!

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What’s a smart way to find out if you’d really be happy and successful in a career? What makes a cool career? Evan and Todd talk with Dr. Marty Nemko, award-winning career counselor and author of “Cool Careers for Dummies”. They also talk with Dominic Amae who has a cool career designing consumer electronics for Logitech. Dominic gives advice to kids who want to enter a STEM field such as engineering.

Dr. Marty Nemko is a career expert who hosts the radio program “Working with Marty Nemko” on NPR in San Francisco. He is a regular contributor to Time.com and PsychologyToday.com.

Dominic Amae is a Principal Mechanical Engineer at Logitech. He directed solar car design teams in high school that competed in Australia and Switzerland. Now he designs speakers and headsets for Logitech.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is a senior research analyst and principal at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank. He leads the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games. He was recognized in Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team in the leisure (2005, 2007-2010), software (2005, 2007-2011) and Internet (2011) categories. He frequently appears on CNBC and at industry conferences, and is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.