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Christian Yazdanpanah is the manager of corporate social responsibility for the Americas region at Moody’s Corporation. As a first-generation American who grew up in poverty, he is obsessed with combating societal inequities and curating rejuvenating experiences that ignite the passion of students, leading them to fulfill their purposes. Yazdanpanah’s insight into the social sector comes from designing, implementing, and managing signature programs and events for ExxonMobil, Facebook, the College Football Playoff, NBA All Star Game, NFL Super Bowl, and MLB World Series. By connecting students with social influencers, he believes in the power of positive messaging from culturally relevant personalities. Over the last decade, Yazdanpanah’s work has impacted over 325,000 students in 600 schools across Texas