Noel is the founder of DNA Simple, which helps accelerate genetic research by connecting DNA donors with research scientists, simplifying the process enormously. Olivier Noel is a 2017 Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 honoree in Science. Olivier has been conducting developmental biology and biomedical science research for over 8 years. He was an American Heart Association and National Institute of Health fellow and has been featured in the New York Daily News, CBS radio, and other news outlets for his academic and entrepreneurial achievements. Olivier grew up in Haiti and moved to Queens, NY, where he attended Queens College. In 2011, he began training in the Penn State University MSTP MD/PhD program, getting a PhD in biochemistry and molecular genetics. His current research focuses on identifying the genetics behind the positive health effects following bariatric surgery in patients and developing novel therapies for diabetic patients.
Dr. Anderson's treatment style blends the expressive therapies
with health education, public health, and integrative therapies at Children's National. Dr. Anderson has conducted workshops, presentations, and classes with organizations the Smithsonian Institute’s Anacostia Community Museum, the U.S Department of the Interior, Columbia University’s Teachers College, George Washington University’s Art Therapy Graduate Program, the Smithsonian Institute’s African Art Museum, Howard University’s School of Social Work, the Dance Institute of Washington to name a few. In 2008, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Potomac Art Therapy Association
for making significant contributions to the community. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Family-Centered Care Award at Children’s National Health System.
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Angel Rich is the founder and CEO of The Wealth Factory, a ‘fintech’ company that designs educational technology games, to enhance financial literacy and workforce development. As a former Global Market Research Analyst for Prudential, Rich led the first African American Financial Experience Study; her research saved the Company $6 Billion, and rose its ranking from #16 to #4 in service in one year. Through her company, Rich created the world’s first financial literacy gamification app CreditStacker; which is available in 10 languages, in 40 different countries, and has achieved over 25,000 downloads in a year In April 2017, Rich authored her first book, The Black Dollar. The book reveals the significant economic moments in history that have helped shape America— slavery, sharecropping, convict leasing, the Little Rock Nine, Black Wall Street, Civil Rights, The Great Recession, Black Lives Matter, and several other milestones.
Brandale D. Randolph, is the founder and owner of the 1854 Cycling Company. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Project: Poverty, a nonprofit organization that aims to design, creates and implement innovative strategies to reduce poverty. Part of his work included teaching job readiness seminars at the South Plains Workforce Solutions Center, teaching financial literacy at the Lubbock County Detention Center, the Youth Transition Center and among other under-served populations.His work with disadvantaged populations earned him a TEDtalk at the inaugural TEDxTexasTechUniversity in 2013 titled "Stop Throwing Breakfast Sandwiches at the Poor." He is an author. His 2010 book "Me & My Broke Neighbor: The 7 Things I Learned About Success Just By Living Next To Him..." and his 2016 release "Like Cavemen & Quail: Poverty Beyond Income and Mindset".
Deeply pained by the ongoing violence in America, Mandar decided to lead the group and produce this documentary film to reinvigorate our commitment to nonviolence, From India With Love. Mandar is a co-founder of Media Rise — a nonprofit, social enterprise to inspire the creation and consumption of meaningful media to accelerate social good. Until March 2016, Mandar managed Shell's GameChanger social innovation program investing in ideas that create shared value. For the past decade, Mandar has also volunteered his time to teach meditation and leadership programs for the international Art of Living Foundation. For more info about his work please visit here.
After 10 years in public education, Melani N. Douglass was introduced to curatorial practice by George Ciscle, Founder of The Contemporary and curator in residence at the Maryland Institute and College of Art (MICA). Through his Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS), Douglass was intrigued by the parallels between the curatorial practice and curriculum development. In addition, she saw an opportunity to approach public programming as an extension of the curatorial process. As a part of her thesis at MICA, she founded the Family Arts Museum - an award-winning, community-based, nomadic museum dedicated to presenting family as fine art, home as curated space and community as gallery. Through her work with the FAM, National Museum of Women in the Arts invited her to join their team as the Director of Public Programs, which oversees the Women, Arts and Social Change initiative.
Don Wettrick is the founder of StartEdUp, author of “Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level” and Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, central IN. Don is known for his award-winning work as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. Don has lectured across the US, Africa, South America, and Europe about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. He also hosts an. Most importantly Don works with educators and students to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education. He also hosts a podcast, "StartEdUp," where he interviews some of the top entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders about education, and how we help prepare our students in a changing world.