Let’s talk about Education!

Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies. Professions in education are concerned with achieving these goals using a range of methods that include systematic instruction, research into what works best, and the use of information technology. Education can take place at home, in the workplace, or through formal training provided by institutions.

Lani Matsumura

Hi! I’m an Instructional Designer at a medical school. I use my expertise in education and instructional design / technology to create effective online learning experiences. As a first-generation college graduate, I earned my degrees at Stanford University (Master’s), WGU (Master’s), and UC Irvine (Bachelor’s). I’m also a former K-12 teacher, published researcher, and presenter at various education conferences. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, composing music, and designing stickers. If you’re interested in the field of education, I’m happy to chat!

Areas of Expertise: Education, Teaching, Instructional Design, eLearning, Learning Experience Design, Educational Technology


Jocelynn Nobouphasavanh

Greetings, it’s Jocelynn – foodie, milk tea connoisseur, alpaca lover, and avid player of Pokémon/Animal Crossing! My other passion is connecting individuals with meaningful professional and academic opportunities. Growing up, I was fortunate to have had a mentor who guided me throughout my life to this day. I hope that by providing my knowledge, experiences, and (sometimes candid) advice I can give back to the community. Look forward to chatting!

Areas of Expertise: General Life Advice, General Career Advice, Art/Design, Education, Writing and Editing, College Transition, Recruiting, Imposter Syndrome


Stephanie Li

Hey there! I’m Stephanie! (Steph) –travel, food, outdoors, gaming, and creating art are just a few of my favorite things! I work as an e-learning and instructional designer! In today’s fast-paced world, where learning is increasingly taking place online, instructional design has become a forefront in many workplaces! I am motivated to be a mentor because I had the opportunity to become one at University. After graduation, I worked to onboard many people in the early stages of their careers, from finance, tech and more.

If you are interested in chatting, feel free to connect!

Areas of Expertise: General Life Advice, General Career Advice


Nayoung Miller Won

Nayoung is a strategic life & career coach living in Seattle, Washington in the United States. While she currently works in tech as a program manager, her past includes working as a career advisor and admissions committee member at higher education institutions. She started her career at Deloitte LLP, worked as a Customer Success Manager at Amazon and a high-growth start-up, and has pivoted careers multiple times since graduating from college. She is a marketer and educator by training (B.B.A University of Michigan, M.S.Ed. University of Pennsylvania). A globetrotter at heart, she has lived and worked in many parts of the world including Singapore, Korea, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In her spare time you’ll find her golfing at a local course, exploring cities on a bike, or supporting small businesses on Yelp.

Areas of Expertise: Mock Interviews, Job Search Strategies, International Students, Program Management, Education, Pivoting, Working Overseas


Raymond Chung

 I joined BobaTalks as a mentor because I wished I had someone to talk to when I started my career. There was a lot of imposter syndrome and exploration throughout my tech journey. Now, with more experience and knowledge, I want to share them back to the community!

Areas of Expertise: Software Engineering, Career Guidance, Resume Review