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This event occurred on
February 15, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
United States

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The Sonja Haynes Stone Center
150 South Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27599
United States
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Speakers

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Anna Griffin

Anna Griffin is an award-winning marketer who, for more than 20 years, has helped build and promote visionary campaigns for global brands such as Apple, Sony, Saturn and many others. In May of 2019, Griffin joined Smartsheet, the leading SaaS platform for the future of work, as Chief Marketing Officer. She has held positions on both sides of the marketing fence, leading teams on the corporate marketing side as well as holding executive-level brand management positions at advertising agencies in San Francisco and Raleigh, N.C. Griffin has been named the Advertising Women of New York Game Changer in 2016 and Moves Magazine Power Woman in 2018, among other accolades. Her passion for creativity extends into the classroom as a founder of Naledi Christian Academy in South Africa, aiming to support educational equality in the local town.

Avi Gupta

Avi Gupta is a first-year computer science and economics student at Columbia University with a passion for science, social entrepreneurship and activism. A trivia lover, Gupta was the 2019 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament champion. Avi created the #InspiredBy campaign, raising over $200,000 for pancreatic cancer research in honor of Alex Trebek. He founded Project32, a student-run social startup that has distributed thousands of dental hygiene kits to children worldwide. Gupta’s efforts to raise awareness and funds for dental hygiene and pancreatic cancer have been featured in national and international media including CNN, CBS and Good Morning America. His research on vascular disease has been published in journals and is currently in clinical use. Gupta also serves as class president, works to promote environmental sustainability, and provides pro bono technical and strategic consulting to nonprofits.

Clay Morris

Clay Morris is a first-year Morehead-Cain scholar at UNC majoring in political science and media/journalism. Morris is a Campus Y Executive Board member, an assistant to the Student Body President, a Diversity Committee member and a Style Team writer for Coulture Magazine. Morris was previously a panelist on a March For Our Lives Tour in 2018 and a in the Youth Media Project of Jackson Free Press, where he wrote a long-form feature on the discrepancies among the quality, funding and success of predominantly White versus predominantly Black schools in his home state of Mississippi. To Morris, dialogue regarding race should be an active part of everyone's lives because race is always an active part of everyone's lives --- even when you can't tell.

Mary McCall Leland

Mary McCall Leland is a senior UNC student studying education policy and business with a minor in documentary film. After a close friend and classmate died suddenly in September 2019, Leland began reflecting on the connection between grief and water. Her talk will explore that connection.

Mitch Prinstein

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., is a husband and father certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. He serves as the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience as well as assistant dean for Honors Carolina at UNC. Prinstein is also the author of the acclaimed book, Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships. His Peer Relations Lab has been conducting research on popularity and peer relations for over 20 years and has generated over 100 scientific works, including a slew of scientific journal articles, book chapters, a set of encyclopedias and even a textbook on clinical psychology. Prinstein and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time Magazine, New York Magazine and elsewhere.

Organizing team

Dana
McMahan

CHAPEL HILL, NC, United States
Organizer

Sara
Holley

Charlotte, NC, United States
Co-organizer