Meet the Speakers
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My Voice in Social Media
Carolina Rial is an 18-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and model, based in New Jersey. Carolina rose to national attention this past year as a contestant on season 20 of NBC's hit singing TV show, The Voice. Her blind audition of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" was viewed by over 1.2 million people on YouTube and 15 million across all other social media platforms. Carolina is constantly working hard on her career, as she is driven to share her voice and talent with the world.
Change Your School by Walking Down the Street
Claire Miller is the Founder and CEO of Restorative Practices in Action, a that cultivates student leadership in urban schools by developing a cohort of top-performing teachers on a mission to restore student voice, ownership, and empowerment in the classroom. Claire is a leader in the field of education with over ten years of experience in urban education, organizational equity development, and nonprofit leadership. Claire’s work has been featured at SXSW EDU, University of Pennsylvania, the International Institute of Restorative Practices, and more. Claire also teaches at Conestoga High School.
How to Think Like an Entrepreneur
Forbes 30-Under-30 honorees and Co-CEOs of NextGen HQ, Dylan Gambardella, and Justin Lafazan have spent the larger part of the last decade seeking to best understand how young people can unlock their greatest potential and succeed at work and life. Through their work building NextGen HQ (and as Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees), they have been fortunate enough to spend time with some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs. They have made it their mission to spread word of this entrepreneurial mindset by sharing how it can be cultivated to help young people around the globe achieve their dreams.
PHI THAI-VIET DO
All Gas, No Brakes – A Path to Mindfulness
Phi is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher. He was in the world of sales for over 15 years before burning out. He then sought silence through meditation and learned how to bridge the world between sales & mindfulness. He received his training at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and is a part of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
Phi has brought mindful practices to southern California schools through his fellowship at the MindKind Institute. Today he lives with his partner Jane in Los Angeles, where together they host sound baths with guided meditation. In his spare time, he likes to do fire spinning, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and traveling.
Recognizing and Owning Your Superpower
Kelli Chu is a Motivational Speaker and Mindset Coach living in Los Angeles, California. After surviving a traumatic car accident that left her with severe permanent injuries, she is now on a mission to share her story and the lessons she’s learned throughout her tough recovery. By doing so, she hopes to motivate others to embrace life’s plot twists, and more importantly, to embrace authenticity. With her coaching program, Limitless Living, she helps women with medical conditions or injuries reclaim their confidence and purpose, so they can live each day without limits.
Food is the Universal Love Language
Kiana Estevez is a veteran of the hospitality industry with over 10 years of experience. She fundamentally believes in food's ability to offer healing and understanding through community experience and finds purpose in empowering people to educate themselves through food. Kiana created Aisle Mine, a social food movement, empowering people to step outside of their comfort zones and equalizing cultural differences through virtual community experience. She resides in Santa Fe, NM working for Cooking With Kids, a non-profit committed to hands-on learning with real food to more than 5,000 kids in Northern New Mexico in school classrooms and cafeterias.