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Darnell Leatherwood

Founder, Black Boys Shine!

Founding member, My Brother's Keeper Alliance Action Team

Sheila Repeta

Head of People


Sonny Tai

CEO/co-founder, Actuate

Marine Corps veteran

Bryan Thomas Jr.

Associate Director, EDGE Doctoral Fellowship Program

Stanford University

John Caughlin

Head, professor

UI Department of Communication

Andy Suarez

UI professor and head

Department of Animal Biology

Mary Dugenske

VP, Consumer Experience

Alight Solutions

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Shannon Beranek

Transportation engineer

City of Urbana

Mehb Khoja


Medical Risk Managers, Inc.

Jeff Roberts

Global product manager

GE Healthcare

Lisa Brown

Former majority leader

Washington state Senate

Janis (Lee) Buesching

Sr. design program manager


Tracee Loran

Actress, TV host

Founder, The Socialite Design

Michael Choi



Elizabeth Tewolde

Project engineer


Emily Santiago

Lead naturalist

NW Trek Wildlife Park

Janea Hawkins

Assistant attorney general

District of Columbia

Greg Lindsay

Senior fellow

New Cities Foundation

Eysha Powers

Senior software engineer


Kevin Pak

Deputy general counsel

American Bar Association

Kiel Lauer

Principal trombonist

San Juan Symphony

Jill Smart

UI trustee

President, NAHR

Kathleen Kayse

Chief media strategy/partnerships officer

Ad Council

Dan Carrigan


Nasdaq Futures Exchange

Autumn Saddler Williams

Technical recruiter