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2019 Louisville Videos


 

2019 LOUISVILLE CHALLENGER VIDEOS


Steph Speirs is co-founder and CEO of Solstice, an enterprise dedicated to radically expanding the number of American households that can take advantage of clean energy using community-shared solar farms. An entrepreneur and community builder, she has management experience around the globe.
Martina Vandenberg is the founder and president of the Human Trafficking Legal Center. She has spent more than two decades fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women. Vandenberg has represented victims of human trafficking pro bono in immigration, criminal, and civil cases and has trained more than 3,600 pro bono attorneys nationwide to handle human trafficking matters.
Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, playwright, and TV personality. He helped launch Al Jazeera America as co-host of the news show "The Stream" and as a national correspondent, political reporter, and social media expert for the network.
"Alexandra Quinn is CEO of Health Leads, since October 2017. Previously, she held several executive roles at the organization spanning more than a decade, pioneering efforts to enable health care organizations to design and launch innovative models of care. Most recently as managing principal, Quinn oversaw Health Leads's west coast expansion.
Jeffrey Rosen is president and CEO of the nonprofit National Constitution Center, where he developed its Interactive Constitution. He is a George Washington University law professor and contributing editor of The Atlantic. His essays and commentaries have appeared widely, including in the New Republic, where he was previously the magazine's legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where he was a staff writer.
Jenara Nerenberg is a journalist with the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Garrison Institute, and elsewhere. She is also the founder and lead interviewer of The Neurodiversity Project, which seeks to reframe mental differences through events, writing, research, conferences, and more.
 

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Carmen Coleman is the chief academic information officer for Jefferson County Public Schools, since 2017. Prior to this, she was an associate professor in University of Kentucky's Department of Educational Leadership Studies, where she directed the Next Generation Leadership Academy and the principal preparation program.
Dan Porterfield is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Previously, he served for seven years as president of Franklin & Marshall College. Porterfield has been recognized as a visionary leader and advocate for expanding educational opportunity and improving the human condition and was named a White House Champion of Change in 2016.
Martin Pollio is superintendent of the Jefferson County Public School District, since April 2018. He had served as acting superintendent since July 2017. A 20-year administrator and educator at the school district, Pollio's focus is improving culture and climate across the district, increasing student achievement, and implementing deeper learning strategies to make lessons come alive for students and teachers.
Erica Williams Simon is head of the Creator's Lab at Snapchat, creating spaces for meaningful dialogue with influencers and creators at the forefront of cultural change. She hosts the podcast "The Call with Erica," published by ManRepeller.com and co-hosts "The Assembly," a nontraditional talk series executive produced by Rosario Dawson.
Zachary Epps is the program manager for the Aspen Challenge. He is a dynamic facilitator, analytical thinker, and servant leader committed to producing measurable improvements in the lives of children, youth and families. Prior to joining the Youth and Engagement Division, Zachary was Director of Advocacy and External Engagement within the School District of Philadelphia.
Harold Green is an ever-evolving artist, with a fluidity that defies categorization. Known chiefly as a poet, Green weaves stories with passion and lyrical creativity that captivates audiences. He expands beyond the coffee house, spoken word crowd creating CDs, videos, and books; performing at festivals, rallies, and college campuses across the country; selling out major Chicago music venues; and even performing center stage at the inauguration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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