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Casey Gilbert, Melbourne Main Street and Jarin Eisenberg, Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology

Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends episode with Casey Gilbert, the Executive Director of Melbourne Main Street and Jarin Eisenberg from the Women’s Business Center at F.I.T was amazing. In honor of Women’s History Month, these two ladies exemplify what you would hope all young girls aspire to be.

Casey Gilbert, who was a former co-host on Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends (and a long time friend of the show) has been involved in Main Street Organizations for over 12 years. Casey has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and is a past board member of the Laconia Main Street Program in Laconia, New Hampshire. Casey also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont. She served both as a volunteer and on the Board of Directors with Melbourne Main Street before becoming the Executive Director in 2014.  Listen in to find out what is going on Downtown and how you can get involved!

Jarin Eisenberg is the Project Manager for the Women’s Business Center, managing the daily operations and working on special projects. Prior to joining the WBC, she worked for the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business in Online Learning as a Program Coordinator. In this position Jarin was responsible for managing undergraduate and graduate degree programs, overseeing over 50 adjunct faculty, updating and managing curriculum requirements as well advising students.  Jarin earned her master’s degree in sociology from the University of South Florida where she studied the impact educational policy has on students’ ability to acquire social and cultural capital. Since then she has published articles focusing on the benefits of providing non-traditional students access to experiential learning as well as gender differences in information technology degree programs. Recently she was featured in Florida Today in an article –  Different pressures face women in leadership positions ( http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/18/different-pressures-face-women-leadership-positions/21747541/) an article that describes the challenges that create a “different environment”  for women in leadership positions.

Viewpoint with Seeta and Friends airs each Monday on 1300 WMEL, The Talk to Me Station in Cocoa Florida at the Noon to 1 pm hour.  We talk about politics, community affairs, education and entertainment in Brevard County, Nationwide and Internationally.  Each week we  have a guest that gives us more education about how we can get involved, heal ourselves or educate our families on what matters.   Tune in!




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