Dr. Andrea Letamendi
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Cornell), a psychologist, educator and Comic-Con speaker.
Please join us for the premiere event of a new every-other-month series aimed at showcasing exciting work by dynamic speakers in an intimate setting. This event is geared toward young alums in all fields along with more established alums in fields relevant to the talk. This first Los Angeles High Table event features a talk by Dr. Andrea Letamendi on psychological science in comic books.
Event format: 30 minutes mingling, 45 minute talk by Dr. Letamendi, 45 minutes networking and discussion post-talk
About the speaker: Dr. Andrea Letamendi currently serves as an educator, speaker, and advocate of best practice in mental health care. She is also a psychological consultant for writers of comic books, graphic novels, film and television projects focusing on the analysis of themes related to psychological science and clinical psychology.
Dr. Letamendi has spoken about psychology and comic books, science fiction, and fantasy at San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, and other comic conventions. She has appeared on primetime CNN Headline News (Dr. Drew On Call) and her work has been featured on mainstream pop culture sites such as Playboy.com, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Huffington Post.
You can read about Dr. Letamendi's work on her website: www.underthemaskonline.com.
Her mission is:
1. To increase awareness and knowledge of psychology, including mental health disorders and their treatments.
2. To reduce the stigma and misconceptions associated with mental health disorders and provide a “safe” place to discuss these themes.
3. To strengthen and broaden the public impact that scientists and academics have about important scientific discoveries.
Date: November 16th
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: We are lucky to have this event at Yale alumna Aimee Liu’s home in Beverly Hills. Address will be provided a week prior to the event.
Price: Free. Please bring a dish or a drink to share and help our generous hostess by tidying up as you leave.
Potluck suggestions by first letter of your last name:
A-F Drinks/Hors d'oeuvres
Parking: Ample street parking
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For questions concerning event sign-up or venue logistics contact Vanessa @ [email protected] aya.yale.edu.
For all other inquiries (speaking at or hosting a future High Table event, adding your alma mater's alumni club to our group, etc.) write Seth and Matt at [email protected] gmail.com.