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A Philosophy Student Heads into the Aerospace Industry

A Philosophy Student Heads into the Aerospace Industry

During the fall of 2018, Kindra Ontiveros was offered a program management position. Shortly after her start, the government awarded her department a million-dollar contract for an aerospace research project. Ontiveros is now the lead financial advisor for the project.

In a recent interview she spoke about how she has been cultivating her confidence at work in the aerospace industry and the path she took to get there.

The Social Origins of the Minimum Wage

The Social Origins of the Minimum Wage

In her years researching the social origins of the minimum wage in the Western world, historian, author, and professor at SUNY at Binghamton Kathryn Kish Sklar discovered that American labor pioneer Florence Kelley’s efforts in the late 19th century to protect women and children in factories led to the minimum wage in America. Sklar shared these findings in a recent UC Santa Barbara lecture hosted by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy and the History Department.

A Community Soundtrack: How Radio Affects Life at UCSB

A Community Soundtrack: How Radio Affects Life at UCSB

Alex Meinhof is a second-year student majoring in philosophy at UC Santa Barbara.  He is involved in the music scene on campus and works at UCSB’s radio station, KCSB-FM, which serves as both a means of entertainment of place of community for students. Meinhof recently spoke to HFA about his experience in this interview.

The Philosopher in the Mirror

The Philosopher in the Mirror

It’s not an everyday occurrence that we look for hints of high philosophy in our mundane, everyday lives. Felipe Silveira seeks to change that headspace, zooming into the single, seemingly trivial moment of brushing one’s teeth to highlight the ways in which philosophy intersects with and influences our lives.