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Seamus Reilly


Carl Sandburg College

Troy Strader

Professor of information systems

Drake College of Business & Public Administration

Debra Laefer

NYU urban informatics professor

Director of Citizen Science

Kevin Monk

Farmer, ag tech consultant

The Monk Approach

Ron Turner

Football coach, 1997-2004

Took ’01 Illini to Sugar Bowl

Rich Surles

Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Division

Urbana Police Department

Ray Lauk


Dr. Ray’s Toffee

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An education that proves your purpose

Cam Wesson

Professor of sociology and anthropology

Lehigh University

David Krugler

History professor


Hale Pinar Zengingonul

Math professor

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Megan Abraham

Executive director

The Goldie Initiative

Chris George

Chicago attorney

Intellectual property

Andy Lowery

CEO, RealWear

U.S. Navy veteran

Brian Harris


Barrington schools

Elizabeth Elmore

Assistant appeals counsel

Int'l Criminal Tribunals

Reshma Saujani


Girls Who Code

Ernest Benion

Apostle, Church of God

Ontario, Calif.

Majdi Abbas

Network engineer

Formerly of Yahoo

Bob Nanna


Braid, Hey Mercedes

Victoria (Fan) Azalde

Assistant controller

Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation

Ted Kemp

Managing editor

CNBC International Digital

Jodi Kawada Page



Evan Parke

Founder, Parke PLLC

Former FCC executive

Ryan Gower


Lincoln Trail College

Ash-har Quraishi

TV news reporter

NBC Chicago