Father, professional, scholar, administrator – Wearing many hats and navigating the waters S2E5 (Entry Two)

Special guest spotlight:

Justyn Howard, Esq. (pictured left) is a California licensed attorney currently working for Brandman University in Irvine California as the University’s Director of Student Conduct & Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator. Justyn grew up in Riverside, California. His American ancestral roots are based in Mississippi and Louisiana. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), his masters degree and teaching credential from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and his juris doctorate from the University of Southern California (USC). He enjoys spending time with his family and 3-year old daughter, listening to music, watching sports, movies, and no-limit-hold em poker.

I would like to dedicate this appearance on Insufferable Academics to my best friend who transitioned to the afterlife in January 2020, Lesanu “Sonny” Abegaze (pictured right) and plug his archived NTS radio show:

Rolondo Talbott, PMP, CSM is the Senior Director of Project Management for Pomona College, where he leads all technology-related projects for the College. He also serves as the College’s Student Technology Employment Coordinator and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity and the Pomona College’s Strategic Planning Committee. Prior to that role, Rolondo worked for NBCUniversal as a Marketing Project Manager, working on blockbuster movies, award-winning television shows, and even the Olympics. He is a disabled veteran, having served in the United States Air Force as a Combat Intelligence Officer, stationed at bases all over the world.

In his “free” time, Rolondo has written and published articles on a variety of subjects, ranging from parenting, to management and leadership and he is also an aspiring Children’s Book Author, writing stories for children of various cultures and ethnicities.

Rolondo also active in the community as a member of the Claremont Police Commission a board member of SoBear, LLC, a company whose mission is to make drug and alcohol rehabilitation more affordable and accessible to underserved communities, and a board member of the Claremont Education Foundation and regularly provides career advice to military members transferring from active duty into civilian life. Rolondo has recently launched his own career coaching service – to find out more visit

He lives in Southern California with his wife, an accomplished Estate Planning and Family Law attorney, and their two children.