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49er Industry Chats

Industry ChatsShare your industry perspective with fellow 49ers. We invite alumni professionals to share their observations on how COVID-19 has impacted their field. How is your industry evolving? How should new graduates prepare?

If you are open to hosting a 30-minute webinar or submitting a five-minute video clip, contact Ilana Tel-Oren at



Upcoming Industry Chats 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. PDT

Practice Makes Progress

Jacob Pacheco

Jacob Pacheco, MA ’16

Speaker & Entrepreneur, ProneToRide

Jacob Pacheco is a content creator, entrepreneur, model, speaker, professional surfer, and also adapts to life with Cerebral Palsy. Throughout Jacob's life, he’s faced incredible adversity including bullying due to his disability, medical setbacks, intense surgeries leaving him immobile, abuse, and depression. As a model and professional surfer, Jacob works with major brands such as Zappos, UGG, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Liv3mind, Bomber Eyewear, and Adidas. As a speaker, Jacob has presented in many countries and to various audiences, including a recent TEDx appearance. While earning his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at CSULB, Jacob worked as a clinic coach with the LA Galaxy. He’s also supported notable organizations such as Adaptive Freedom Foundation, Waves for All Foundation, Angel City Sports, the Disabled Resources Center, the California Department of Rehabilitation, and more.


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