Why attend the YP SIG
Schedule for 2023 (Subject to Change - Check the Event Calendar)
Meet the YP Team
Nairee Bedikian (she/her), YP Coordinator, ATD-Los Angeles
Nairee is a learning and talent development professional and storyteller at heart. Similar to her ATD Young Professionals peers, she has years of experience in corporate and higher education industries. She currently works at The Walt Disney Company supporting learning, inclusion, and talent development. Her passion is to drive high-value impactful programs alongside unique engagement opportunities for employees at all levels in an organization.
She received her M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University - Los Angeles and her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge.
Nairee’s fun fact is that her dogs are the reason she was offered two of her recent roles. She is so excited to be involved in the SoCal Young Professionals SIG and to provide learning and connection opportunities with fellow peers in this career field.
Jessica Del Rosario (she/her), YP Coordinator, ATD-Orange County
Jessica is a learning and talent development professional with experience in both corporate and higher education. She currently works in the healthcare industry as an Instructional Designer. Her attention to detail shines during the entire ADDIE process and believes in creating a cohesive learning experience from start to finish.
Sivu Suppiah (she/her), YP Coordinator, ATD-San Diego
Sivu is a learning and talent development professional with a passion for igniting her team members' fullest potential. She currently works in the healthcare industry at Oak Street Health in their Talent Development & Analytics team. Sivu was previously a HRBP and a Human Capital Consultant before finding her passion in Talent Development.
She received her M.S. in Learning & Organizational Change from Northwestern University, and her B.S. in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. She also holds a SHRM-SCP certification.
A fun fact about Sivu is that she loves to travel! She has so far been to 31 countries.
Remy Biglow (she/her), ATD-Golden Gate National Liaison
Remy is a talent development professional who expresses a love for building community, and believes the way to do this is through engagement and learning initiatives.
Remy is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), PMP, SHRM-SCP, and holds a Masters of Education. She has managed and created several L&D programs throughout her career. She started out working in the higher education sector and has since transitioned to supporting non-profits since moving to the USA from Canada.
Since 2021, Remy has been leading the study group for the Golden Gate Chapter, supporting those looking to pursue APTD/CPTD certifications. She is also supporting the coordination of the ATD-California Young Professionals SIG.
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