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This event occurred on
March 21, 2024
miami shores, Florida
United States

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Brinkley Studio at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave
miami shores, Florida, 33161
United States
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Hunter Thompson

Student + Life Coach
Hunter Thompson, a 20-year-old senior at Barry University from Orange County, California, exemplifies a unique blend of academic prowess, athletic talent, and community involvement. As a Finance major and a member of the Men’s Golf Team, Hunter’s dedication to both academics and sports is evident. His role in the Student Management Investment Fund, managing over $1 million for scholarships and grants, highlights his financial acumen and commitment to his university.

Matt DeLong

American stock trader, entrepreneur, speaker, and athlete
Matt DeLong - an American stock trader, entrepreneur, speaker, and athlete with an impressive resume that includes founding 14 startups, serving on board of directors, investing in startup companies, and real estate investments. Matt knows how to build efficient, scalable, impactful companies that can change the world with his deep understanding of technology and how it can improve businesses. Matt is also a devoted husband and father of two daughters in their early 20’s. He is a published Author. His book, "What Entrepreneurs Teach Their Kids", released in August 2022, is already making waves in the business world. And with over 2 million views on his written content on Quora, it's safe to say that Matt is a world-changing force for good.

Michelle Singh

CEO of LCT-E learning solutions
Meet Michelle Singh, a trailblazer in the quest for a more equitable and inclusive educational landscape. As a distinguished educator and the driving force behind LCT-E Learning Solutions®️, Michelle brings over two decades of expertise spanning English, Giftedness, Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Organizational Leadership. Her journey began as a 9-year-old immigrant girl from Jamaica, where her unique cultural background ignited a passion for cultural understanding and empathy in education. This pivotal experience propelled her into the teaching world and led to her illustrious career as an award-winning educator.

Siedah Kelecia Njaka

General Legal Counsel at Anchor QEA
With her diverse background and dynamic personality, Siedah Kelecia Njaka is the General Legal Counsel at Anchor QEA, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm, where she is responsible for overseeing legal aspects of the company. In addition to her legal interest, she is a gifted writer who authored a groundbreaking resolution for the NAACP in 2019 addressing, ‘Predatory Lending Practices for Home buyers’. Before embarking on her legal career, Kelecia spent nearly a decade in the aviation industry, as a flight attendant, exploring the world and immersing herself in different cultures which has provided her with a unique perspective on life. Kelecia's TED Talk will be centered on the importance of forging your own path in life, with personal experiences and insights serving as the foundation of her talk.

Stephanie Sylvestre

Stephanie Sylvestre is a beacon of leadership and innovation
Stephanie Sylvestre is a beacon of leadership and innovation, whose career is marked by a series of transformative roles that have significantly impacted both the private and public sectors. With a unique blend of technological acumen and a deep commitment to social progress, Stephanie has consistently excelled in creating high-performance teams and delivering results that resonate with communities and organizations alike. In 2022, Stephanie was a fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, where she developed a framework for Asset-based Black wealth creation in Miami-Dade County. This framework focuses on empowering Black professionals, diversifying income streams, and fostering introspective conversations that challenge self-rejection narratives. Her approach intertwines social emotional wellness with economic empowerment, a testament to her holistic vision for community development.

Tesha Allison

Tesha Allison is a living testament of a reality reimagined
Tesha Allison is a living testament of a reality reimagined. In the grand mosaic of life, certain threads shine with exceptional resilience and unwavering determination. Tesha Allison's journey is a remarkable thread, an inspiring narrative of empowerment, transformation, and the relentless pursuit of a brighter future. From the depths of teenage motherhood, abstract poverty, high school dropout, and homelessness, Tesha embarked on an odyssey that defied the odds. Her path wound through the corridors of hardship and despair. Still, she emerged not as a victim of circumstances but as a beacon of hope and empowerment. Today, Tesha is not just an attorney, author, or empowerment expert. She's a force of nature, a mother of eight who has transcended her adversities to inspire others. Her story is a testament to the boundless strength within each of us, waiting to be unleashed.

Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Grandmaster rank in the martial arts.
Tim McCarthy has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Grandmaster rank in the martial arts. He has combined his years of experience as a classroom teacher and administrator (in both public and private schools) with even more years of experience teaching and developing martial arts programs to create a simple plan for the education of children. He has spent years researching developmental child psychology and applied those findings to his vast knowledge of activities that help children become stronger physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. His unique perspective combining Eastern and Western educational philosophy creates a powerful road map to re-imagine parenting in order to raise better balanced children in an increasingly unbalanced world.

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