HBCU Spotlight: Ida Muldrow, Costume Designer, Disney Live Entertainment

Photo of Ida Muldrow, Text: Disney on the Yard, Ida Muldrow Costume Designer, Disney Live Entertainment

Disney is a place of storytelling and where our favorite stories come to life! When you visit a Disney theme park or resort, the costumes, or uniforms, that cast members wear are an extension of the immersive stories and experiences we create for our guests. For Ida, Costume Designer with Disney Live Entertainment, an exciting opportunity to tell a new story through costume came last year allowing her to revisit a lived experience to create an authentic outcome.

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Camaraderie and Collaboration in Industrial Engineering: Meet Sidh

Sidh in front of Cinderella Caste, Text: Disney Parks, Experience and Products Sidharth Parwani Associate Industrial Engineer

Behind the magic of every Disney experience are our Industrial Engineers, who utilize strategic thinking, collaboration, and innovation to help create life-long memories for guests from all over the world. Meet Sidharth Parwani (Sidh), an Associate Industrial Engineer who helps to generate valuable insights through data analytics and influences data-driven decisions.

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FAST (Future APAC Storytellers) Leadership Program

Headshot of Caroline Bourke, Text: Future APAC Storytellers Leadership Program Spotlight Caroline Bourke APAC Org Talent & Solutions Human Resources

We are pleased to announce that the FAST (Future APAC Storytellers) Leadership Program officially commenced in mid-2022! During this rotational, two-year leadership program, nine participants across APAC will work directly with our top APAC executives and leaders on strategic projects across all areas of our business such as Disney+, Consumer Products, Studio Marketing, and more. Learn more about the exciting opportunity from Caroline Bourke, who is part of the APAC Org Talent & Solutions team in HR and is the co-lead for the FAST Program project team.

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HBCU Spotlight: Tai McEachin, Proprietor, Entertainment – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Photo of Tai McEachin, Text: Disney on the Yard, Tai McEachin Proprietor, Entertainment Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Tai’s Disney career is rooted in childhood memories of visiting the parks with her family. From two Disney Internships and a career spanning 15 at Walt Disney World® Resort, there was never a specific role in mind for Tai. Instead, her focus was on being the best version of herself in each role she held, and her desire to create the same happiness and memories for others that sparked her career. Today, Tai serves as the Entertainment Proprietor at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park leading atmosphere entertainment and operations that lead to exciting moments for guests and an inclusive workplace for her cast.

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BONUS EPISODE – General Manager, ‘Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser’

Text: Life at Disney

In this bonus episode, your host Ashley Siegel is joined by two special guests from our Disney Parks, Experiences and Products team, 2022-2023 Walt Disney World Ambassador Raevon Redding and Jerome Smith, General Manager for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a revolutionary new 2-night experience where you are the hero. Raevon takes you on an incredible journey talking with Jerome about his Disney career, highs and lows he has experienced, and some of the things you really want to know about Disney Cast Life.

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College Program Alumni Spotlight: Jaonni Riley, College & International Programs Recruitment Coordinator

Jaonni with Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Meet Jaonni, a coordinator supporting College and International Programs Recruitment. A California native, Jaonni’s Disney journey began on a Disney College Program at Disneyland® Resort and later continued with an additional College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort. After her second College Program, Jaonni went on to do a Disney Internship with the College and Campus Programs Recruitment. We met with Jaonni to learn about her experiences with Disney, special moments from her College Program and internship and some advice she has for current and future Disney Program participants.

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Showcasing Passion, Talent, and Culture: Meet Chef Daniel Contreras

Headshot of Chef Daniel Contreras, Text: Disney Culinary

Disney Culinary is ever-evolving and helps to amplify diverse voices. Our food and beverage cast members bring a personal touch of magic to help bring a unique flavor to our guests. Meet Chef Daniel Contreras, a proud immigrant from Colombia, who made his childhood dream come true as the Chef at Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom.

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