|Animal Control's Shalimar Oliver|
meets the kids.
The event featured six presentations from speakers like Shalimar Oliver, an animal control officer for the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, and Willie Buchanon, a former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers.
Chemist Brad Savall, from Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development LLC, inspired at least one student to proclaim his career aspirations.
"It was awesome,” said fifth-grader Jose Cautino-Lopez. “I always knew I wanted to be a scientist, but now I really know."
Presenters encouraged the students to set goals and pursue professions they would love, even if they did not have a particular career in mind already.
"I got really great ideas about what jobs I wanted to do," said Brianna Cormier, a student at Cubberley Elementary.
The event was organized for the Serra Mesa neighborhood schools with the help of the Office of College, Career & Technical Education. For more information, contact Ralph West, CCTE program manager, at 858-503-1747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.