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Emerging Professionals




SAHRA's Emerging Professionals group was formed in 2017 to serve as a forum for young HR professionals and those new to the HR industry in the Sacramento region. The group is open to any SAHRA member who self-identifies as a young or emerging HR professional. 



Click here to join the Emerging Professionals roster so you can stay in the know on upcoming Emerging Professionals programs. Other than active SAHRA membership, there are no financial or other obligations. 


The Impact of Low Unemployment on Recent Graduates 
Allie Davis, Nelson Staffing



2017 Sacramento Talent Acquisition Trends

Allie Davis, Nelson Staffing



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SAHRA held its first mixer of at Kupros Craft House in Midtown Sacramento on February 8th. The event shined a light on SAHRA's Emerging Professionals, a

 newly developed group formed to serve as a forum for young HR professionals and those new to the HR industry

 in the Sacramento region. Nearly 50 attendees enjoyed bites and beverages, and participated in a team building activity, which included career related discussion items and a round of trivia. Groups were formed, each composed of HR professionals at different levels in their careers, in order to allow for advice sharing across generations. Fun was had, connections were made, and a thing or two was learned!

In November 2017, Preet Kuar, Vice President of Workforce Readiness along with Steve Haas, Human Resources Director at Disability Rights and Jenny Stanionis, Vice President of Miltenyi Biotec were invited by the President of Human Resources Management Association at Sacramento State University to be the guest speakers.


The HR students really enjoyed speaking with the professional  panel regarding different aspects of an HR career path.


SAHRA is committed to support emerging HR professionals as they enter their HR careers.


On August 22, 2017, SAHRA hosted HR Insights. The event provided a forum for emerging professionals to network with and learn from some of the region's leading HR practitioners. The second HR Insights event was held on May 10, 2018. 



Emerging Professionals Committee
Serena Tsan, Easy Lift Door Co. 

Aakriti Maharjan, Tri Tool
Bre Myres, CA Dental Association
Rachel Sloss, VSP
Shawna Weaver, Warren G. Bender Co. 

SAHRA Board Liaisons 

Kenneth Rodriguez, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP, Immediate Past President
Sandy Dudley, 2018 President 
Carrie Schleicher, SPHR, Secretary & Volunteer Coordinator
Preet Kuar, VP of Workforce Readiness 


Emerging Professionals 

Aakrit iMaharjan

Allie Davis

Andrea Lynch

Angela Taylor

April Brasher
Bjorn Shepard 
Bre Myres

Cheryline Munanye

Danielle Delafuente

Erik Araiza

Janette Fernandez

Jennifer Callens

Jessica Cleary

Karen Mora


Marcelina Rosario

Serena Tsan

Shawna Weaver

Taylor Lasick
Tyesha Washington




Will Hixson, SAHRA Staff 
(916) 451-9031

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