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Episode 159 – Dr Vanessa Garcia

Biggest Little Moms

Season and Erica are thrilled to welcome their first guest to the podcast in over a year! Dr Vanessa Garcia is a local optometrist who has been practicing in Northern Nevada for nearly six years. She sees patients of all ages, but is particularly passionate about her pediatric patients. She was introduced to the world of optometry at a very young age and was wearing very strong prescription glasses by the time she was three – so she’s been in their shoes! She joined Season and Erica to discuss the importance of early and subsequently, yearly, eye exams for children, what to expect at a pediatric eye exam and her involvement in the IntantSEE (www.infantsee.org) program. As Dr Garcia is also a mother, the three discuss motherhood in the pandemic and how fast all of their babies have grown up. This is an incredibly educational episode so enjoy! Questions or comments?  Please email us at biggestlittlemoms@gmail.com or DM us on IG @biggestlittlemoms

1hr 11mins

26 Apr 2021

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Vanessa Garcia, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

The Atlas Podcast

On this week's episode we talk to Vanessa Garcia of Inductive Automation about her career, the journey of Inductive Automation over the years and what's coming in the future. We also talk about machine learning and artificial intelligence. First off we discuss how the former can be confused with the latter. With the terms AI and machine learning being used more and more these days, it's important to know where they overlap and what the distinction is. We end with a deeper discussion on the world of AI. For this we follow the first few steps of the 7 stages of artificial intelligence, focusing on where we were and where we've got to. If you loved the podcast, or have any thoughts, be sure to leave us a review! To get in touch you can follow us on Twitter @ats_atlas, send us an email at podcast@weareatlas.com, or follow us on LinkedIn.


12 Apr 2021

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Actress, Writer, Director & Comedian Vanessa Garcia


Welcome to MIS·CEL·LA·NE·OUS with Erick Rodriguez: Season 2In the Season 2,  Episode 4 of MIS·CEL·LA·NE·OUS, we interview Actress, Writer, Director & Comedian Vanessa Garcia. We discuss her love for creating opportunities for herself and others and always leaving a door open for others. We dabble in her experience directing, writing and producing her shows, "La Carne Asada"  and "La Carne Asada 2: The Seasoning".  She talks about her love for comedy and juicy tortas! Make sure you check out this talented Chicago native shining her way through and making moves! Follow Vanessa GarciaInstagram | @vanessagarciayoYouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsgcFPs53awpQGIABKXFb1w/featured?view_as=subscriberTwitter | https://twitter.com/GarciaVanessaYoFollow us on Instagram: @miscellaneous_podcastTwitter:https://twitter.com/m_cellaneousFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/miscellaneouspodcastBuzzsprout: https://miscellaneouspodcast.buzzsprout.comGoogle Podcast:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzk1NTg5LnJzcw==


19 Feb 2021

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Vanessa Garcia

A World Without Books

Vanessa Garcia is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. Her novel White Light was one of NPRs Best Books of 2015 and won an International Latino Book Award. Her most recent play is the immersive hit, The Amparo Experience which Broadway World called “mad genius," and just won a Ruth Foreman (Carbonell) Award this week. Vanessa has also written for Sesame Street among other shows.* * *White LightShade Mountain Press, 2015


4 Sep 2020

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Advancing Immigrants and People of Color in Food and Agriculture with Vanessa Garcia Polanco

Agriculture is Life Podcast

Vanessa is a scholar-activist passionate for advocating for minorities, immigrants, and refugees in food, agriculture, the environment, and natural resources. She is a graduate student at Michigan State University Department of Community Sustainability focusing on Community Agriculture and Food Systems, to support civically-focused efforts that revitalize our food systems. She serves in The Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society board and is a member of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences and Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native American in the Sciences where she seeks to advance people of color in academia and in food, agriculture, the environment, and natural resources fields. She has worked with Food Solutions New England, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vanessa is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and she brings her identities and experiences to shape her advocacy and research. Vanessa is a 2020 Michigan Junior Food System Leader of  the Year and 2019 James Beard Foundation Scholar.    In this episode you will learn:  - How agriculture allows Vanessa to connect with her heritage, family and community.  - The importance of creating opportunities for people of color (poc) to own land and become farm operators instead of just being farm workers.  - The challenges new immigrants face when migrating to the United States.   Connect with Vanessa on Social Media   Website: www.vanessagarciapolanco.com Twitter: @vgpvisions Instagram: @vgpvisions   If you have questions or would like to discuss podcast sponsorship, email us at Contact.agricultureislife@gmail.com Make sure to follow us on social media:  Instagram: @agricultureislife_  Facebook: Agriculture is Life, LLC  Shop Agriculture is Life T-Shirts: https://bit.ly/394Rpoh --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/agriculture-is-life/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/agriculture-is-life/support


8 Mar 2020

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#21 - Don’t tell us we’re not Cuban. Interview with Vanessa Garcia and Victoria Collado of Amparo

El Lector Stories and Cigars from the Exiled South

The Amparo Experience is an immersive theater experience bringing us the story of the Arrechabala family; a story of “one family’s fight for love, country, legacy and the truth behind the real HAVANA CLUB RUM”. We sat down with Writer Vanessa Garcia and Producer Victoria Collado to talk about this moving experience resonating across cultures and with Cuban-Americans who find in it their own stories. Marcos, Raquel and Nelda also sit down to talk about what the experience meant for them providing a generational perspective. This is a true story from the Exiled South; of legacy lost and recovered. Don’t tell us we’re not Cuban.

1hr 3mins

22 Jul 2019

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30: Immigrant Visibility in Food Systems with Vanessa Garcia Polanco


When we think of what a food system is, we tend to think of it as a static structure, rather than a complex system of people working at different levels, or the diversity of communities working towards sustaining foodways. This week, we’re discussing how to create more diverse and equitable food systems in America with Vanessa Garcia Polanco. Vanessa is a current graduate student in Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, and an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. She is an alumna of the Food Solutions New England Network Leadership Institute and the University of Rhode Island.  As a member of Food Solutions New England and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Vanessa has served at the local, state, and regional levels to promote democratic empowerment, racial equity, and visibility of immigrants in food systems. She worked as a chair for communications and outreach at the Rhode Island Food Policy Council and as a program assistant at the URI Cooperative Extension. In our discussion, we explore the idea of what a food system is and the limitations of the term, the ways in which language and actions in food studies can disempower or disenfranchise people of colour and immigrants’ agency, and how Vanessa challenges these ideas with her own research and writing. I first came across her work on Twitter through a hashtag she started called #FoodJusticeFridays and was struck by her activism and perspectives on the food system, so I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with her – as I’m sure she’s going to be out changing food policy and economics one day not so far from now! Resources: A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism by Eric Holt Giménez Food Solutions New England 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge  Farming While Black by Leah Penniman To Serve a Larger Purpose  Get Social with Vanessa! Twitter: @vpgvisions Vanessa’s Website: http://vgp1996.wixsite.com/vanessagarciapolanco Hashtags to Follow: #foodjusticefridays #dominicanfoodstudies #foodisneverjustfood


21 Jan 2019

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#53 – Vanessa Garcia – Write Through The Roof

Write Through The Roof | For writers who want to improve their writing

Welcome to Write Through The Roof, the podcast for writers who want to improve their craft. Episode 53 – Vanessa Garcia – novelist, playwright & journalist “Write the scenes you want to write.” Episode 53 – Vanessa Garcia – Show Notes Sesame Street writers room Intersperse long projects with shorter projects Playwriting is collaborative with the director and scenes devised in the moment Writing whenever you can. Cuban coffee – cafecito Obsessed with Cuba – overcoming economic and familial embargoes. Obsessed with erased stories for refugees. Motherhood. Write the scenes you want to write. Don’t worry about bridges connecting the scenes. Discipline. Time carved out for writing and sharing your writing Hiding away from writing advice Using spreadsheets for interactive theatre – audiences following different stories happening at the same time Reinaldo Arenas, Leonardo Padura, TV shows ‘I’m Sorry’,’Broad City’ and kids TV. Amparo – inspired by a call from a marketing company then turned into an experiential theatre work. The story of the family who created the real Havana Club Rum. “Storytelling and then story selling.” “There’s writing coming out of TV which is just as literary.” Links Vanessa Garcia (website) Vanessa Garcia (Twitter) Vanessa Garcia (Instagram) The post #53 – Vanessa Garcia – Write Through The Roof appeared first on .


13 Jan 2019

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Curious Radio #48 Laughing It off with Vanessa Garcia

Curious Radio

Back with episode 48! This week Rick caught up with Actress/Comic Vanessa Garcia. Finding comfort through Comedy, bad dates, and counting your blessings. Strap in for the ride with @1VanessaGarcia Enjoy! IG: @thecuriousradio Twitter: @TheCuriousRadio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecuriousradio/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R-9Mv8Pnv0&feature=youtu.be Website: www.CuriousRadioPodcast.com


12 Feb 2018

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First Draft - Vanessa Garcia

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Vanessa was born in the Cuban satellite city of Miami, to Cuban parents.  Her plays have been produced in Edinburgh, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, among other cities. These include The Cuban Spring (a full-length, Carbonell Award nominee for Best New Play, 2015). The Crocodile’s Bite (a short, included in numerous anthologies such as Smith & Kraus’ Best Ten Minute Plays of 2016; City Theatre’s National Short Playwriting Award Anthology, as a finalist; and the Writer’s Digest annual award anthology). And, her most recent play, Grace, Sponsored by Monteverde.Her visual art has been exhibited around the United States and the Caribbean.As a journalist, feature writer, and essayist, her pieces have appeared in the LA Times, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Southern Humanities Review, The Art Basel Magazine, The Rumpus, and numerous other publications. She’s also a Huffington Post Blogger.Her first novel is called White Light. She is currently at work on a memoir entitled My Cuban Routes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Nov 2015