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This event occurred on
February 24, 2018
Portland, Oregon
United States

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Portland State University - Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97201
United States
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David Cadiz

Professor at Portland State University with the focus on Management

Dethra Giles

An international consultant and Founder of ExecuPrep
Dethra U. Giles is an international consultant, best-selling author and highly sought after keynote speaker. She is also the founder of ExecuPrep – a global brand that provides coaching, leadership development and performance improvement in the workplace. She has worked with multiple industries with hundreds of clients and thousands of leaders worldwide.

Iris Romo

Student at Portland State University

Karyn-Lynn Fisette

Teacher at the PSU English department

Lawrence Sherman

Professor at OHSU in the Neuroscience Department

Octavio Choi

Assistant Professor in the public psychiatry division of OHSU and Director of the Forensic Evaluation Service at the Oregon State Hospital
Dr. Choi is an assistant professor in the public psychiatry division of Oregon Health & Science University, and director of the Forensic Evaluation Service at the Oregon State Hospital. He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor of science in a self-designed major of computational neuroscience. He received his medical and doctorate degrees under the federally funded Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California, San Diego. His doctorate in neurosciences was awarded for work on the molecular mechanisms of visual system development in the lab of Dennis O'Leary at the Salk Institute. Dr. Choi completed psychiatry residency at UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute, and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania.

Organizing team


Portland, OR, United States


  • Annicca Jones