California Young Professionals SIG

The California YP SIG is a collaborative community of young learning and talent development professionals from the ATD Los Angeles, ATD Orange County, ATD San Diego and ATD Golden Gate Chapters.

Upcoming Events

Why attend the YP SIG

  • Network with other young professionals in the learning and talent development field
  • Be part of a community 
  • Engage in learning events
  • Develop professional skills and build your personal brand
  • Grow industry knowledge & expertise

    Schedule for 2023 (Subject to Change - Check the Event Calendar) 

    • Thursday, March 9, 2023

    • Thursday, June 8, 2023 

    • Thursday, September 7, 2023 

    • Wednesday, December 6, 2023

    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.

    She earned her M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from California State University, Fullerton, and her B.A. in Business Management from Azusa Pacific University.

    A fun fact about Jessica is that she loves hot yoga! She’s so excited to be part of SoCal Young Professionals SIG because her passion is rooted in the development of others - especially those early in their careers.

    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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