Corey is a Ph.D. candidate in cultural anthropology at the University of Florida where her research focuses on performance studies, race and gender in popular culture, particularly in Brazil. Corey is also the owner of S-Connection, LLC, offering classes and performances in circus arts, Afro-Brazilian dance and music, as well as cultural tours in Brazil.
Bertrhude is a graduate student at the University of Florida pursuing a Masters in Latin American Studies. She was born in Haiti but moved to the US at the age of 8. In 2011 Bertrhude co-founded a Gainesville-based 501(c)3 Nonprofit called Projects for Haiti, Inc. (P4H). As CEO of P4H Bertrhude’s heart is to see sustainable development and growth in Haiti. She is confident that she will be working with the Haitian people until her dying breath.
Priscilla was born and raised in Miami, Florida. While earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida, Priscilla co-founded a local 501(c)3 nonprofit, Projects for Haiti, Inc. (P4H). She is currently a 2nd grade teacher in Gainesville, FL and serves as the Chief Operations Officer of P4H. Her passion for Haiti and sustainable development has led to her to work fervently to see a thriving Haiti.
As she continues a 5-year journey with cancer, Maria explores the nature of healing. Her own research into quantum physics, medicine and mindfulness, as well as her 15-year career as a musician and writer provide the basis of her creative philosophical perspective. In addition to her previously published albums and poems, she is currently working on a new musical project that incorporates a variety of artistic expression, including visual art, video, web design and spoken word, to be released on her own independent label at the end of 2014.
Jaron is a second year PhD student studying Leadership Education at the University of Florida. He received his Bachelors degree in Soil Science and his Masters degree in Agriscience Education from North Carolina A&T State University. His research interests include finding creative methods to teach leadership as well as using self-narration to enhance self-image and self-efficacy in individuals. He advocates for everyone to find strength and beauty within their own story.
Christian Von Kleist
Christian is a programmer who loves using distributed computing to solve hard problems. He has applied his skill set to fields such as computer vision, bioinformatics, and computer security. In 2013, he co-founded Paracosm, a Gainesville-based startup, where he programs algorithms that analyze handheld video and generate accurate 3D models of the world.
Tony Andenoro, PhD, currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Leadership Education within the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication and the Coordinator of the campus-wide Leadership Minor at the University of Florida and the Past President for the Association of Leadership Educators. His research interests include the development of creativity and intelligence in leadership, using storytelling as a vehicle for the development of self-awareness, the development of emotionally intelligent instruction and instructors, emotionally engaged thinking, and the development of community resilience.