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Anurag Gupta


Anurag Gupta is CEO and founder of BE MORE. Anurag has dedicated his career to innovating solutions to society s intractable challenges. He developed a program to foster critical thinking among Burmese youth supported women s groups from around the world to express their grievances to international treaty bodies designed a research project that identified the root causes of race based disparities in America provided counsel to various criminal justice reform projects at the Vera Institute of Justice published academic articles on triple bottom line corporate structures such as Benefit Corporations and served as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in rural South Korea. Anurag is a Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellow and a grantee of the Brooklyn Accelerator. His work has been profiled in the Huffington Post the International Institute of Education and #BKLive as well as at numerous venues such as Cavendish Global ACGME and The Middle Project. Anurag has a JD from NYU School of Law a master s from Cambridge University and a bachelor s in international relations and Islamic studies from NYU. Trilingual Anurag enjoys hiking and teaching yoga.

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Cory Greene


Cory Greene is a co founder co director and organizer of How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A!) a nonprofit developed from the organizing work and political strategizing of people who served sentences in New York State Correctional Facilities. The focus of H.O.L.L.A! is to co create a youth led organization centered on grassroots youth community organizing to support the leadership development healing and liberation of marginalized youth of color and their/our communities. Cory is a formerly incarcerated PhD candidate at the Graduate Center CUNY. Prior to co creating H.O.L.L.A! Cory was pushed out of high school leading to his entanglement in the criminal justice system where he served an eight year prison sentence. Cory is a recipient of the Ford Foundation s Pre Dissertation Fellowship and the National Science Foundation s Graduate Research Program Fellowship. Cory earned his associate of arts degree from LaGuardia Community College and his bachelor of science degree from New York University. Cory is a loving father and he attributes his work motivation and success to his son s existence.

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Cory Greene


Cory Greene is a co founder co director and organizer of How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A!) a nonprofit developed from the organizing work and political strategizing of people who served sentences in New York State Correctional Facilities. The focus of H.O.L.L.A! is to co create a youth led organization centered on grassroots youth community organizing to support the leadership development healing and liberation of marginalized youth of color and their/our communities. Cory is a formerly incarcerated PhD candidate at the Graduate Center CUNY. Prior to co creating H.O.L.L.A! Cory was pushed out of high school leading to his entanglement in the criminal justice system where he served an eight year prison sentence. Cory is a recipient of the Ford Foundation s Pre Dissertation Fellowship and the National Science Foundation s Graduate Research Program Fellowship. Cory earned his associate of arts degree from LaGuardia Community College and his bachelor of science degree from New York University. Cory is a loving father and he attributes his work motivation and success to his son s existence.

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Fonta Gilliam


Fonta Gilliam is chief executive officer and founder of Sou Sou a fintech social enterprise that is revolutionizing the way that women and millennial entrepreneurs save money and invest. Fonta is a strategic thinker and problem solver with over 10 years of domestic and overseas experience as a U.S. diplomat shaping international development policies and programs for the White House the U.S. State Department USAID nonprofits and the private sector.

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Etosha Cave


Etosha Cave is chief science officer and co founder of Opus 12 which is a startup recycling CO2 into higher value products. She works with both the engineering team and the business development team to build the technology and grow the organization. Etosha has been passionate about energy and climate change since her childhood. She received her PhD from Stanford University where she gained the foundational knowledge for this technology. In 2015 Etosha was a speaker at TedXStanford and the winner of the 2015 Cool Companies Competition at the Fortune Brainstorm E Conference. Prior to starting at Stanford Etosha worked in Antarctica at the McMurdo Research Station. Etosha graduated from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in its first graduating class.

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Etosha Cave


Etosha Cave is chief science officer and co founder of Opus 12 which is a startup recycling CO2 into higher value products. She works with both the engineering team and the business development team to build the technology and grow the organization. Etosha has been passionate about energy and climate change since her childhood. She received her PhD from Stanford University where she gained the foundational knowledge for this technology. In 2015 Etosha was a speaker at TedXStanford and the winner of the 2015 Cool Companies Competition at the Fortune Brainstorm E Conference. Prior to starting at Stanford Etosha worked in Antarctica at the McMurdo Research Station. Etosha graduated from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in its first graduating class.

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Gerald Abila


Gerald Abila is an attorney and founder of BarefootLaw a multiple award winning social enterprise using legal innovations to increase access to justice and law for underserved communities in Uganda. Since its founding BarefootLaw has become one of the leading initiatives of its kind in Africa. Gerald who graduated at the top of his class holds an LLB as well as a diploma in legal practice. He was recently recognized as one of the top innovative and influential lawyers in the world by the American Bar Association for which he was named a Legal Rebel fellow in 2014. He is also the recipient of the Uganda Young Achievers Award which recognizes excellence among Ugandan youths younger than 35. Gerald strongly advocates for the adoption of technology by the legal profession and has delivered a number of talks including at TedXKampala as well as made a number of media appearances on the subject. In addition to working at BarefootLaw Gerald is a public speaker writer and tutor of law at his alma mater.

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Gerald Abila


Gerald Abila is an attorney and founder of BarefootLaw a multiple award winning social enterprise using legal innovations to increase access to justice and law for underserved communities in Uganda. Since its founding BarefootLaw has become one of the leading initiatives of its kind in Africa. Gerald who graduated at the top of his class holds an LLB as well as a diploma in legal practice. He was recently recognized as one of the top innovative and influential lawyers in the world by the American Bar Association for which he was named a Legal Rebel fellow in 2014. He is also the recipient of the Uganda Young Achievers Award which recognizes excellence among Ugandan youths younger than 35. Gerald strongly advocates for the adoption of technology by the legal profession and has delivered a number of talks including at TedXKampala as well as made a number of media appearances on the subject. In addition to working at BarefootLaw Gerald is a public speaker writer and tutor of law at his alma mater.

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Lori Robinson


Lori Robinson is co founder of VidaAfrolatina. A rape survivor Lori worked for many years as a journalist winning awards for her coverage of sexual assault. She is the author of I Will Survive The African American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse. She has also reported extensively about Afro Latin Americans. She has worked in studied in or visited nine Latin American countries and is fluent in Spanish. In 2017 she began co organizing events centering on Afro Latina women through which a U.S. based peer network is developing. Previously Lori served on the board of When and Where I Enter Inc. a Houston based nonprofit that gives grants to Black women's organizations in Latin America.

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Lori Robinson


Lori Robinson is co founder of VidaAfrolatina. A rape survivor Lori worked for many years as a journalist winning awards for her coverage of sexual assault. She is the author of I Will Survive The African American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse. She has also reported extensively about Afro Latin Americans. She has worked in studied in or visited nine Latin American countries and is fluent in Spanish. In 2017 she began co organizing events centering on Afro Latina women through which a U.S. based peer network is developing. Previously Lori served on the board of When and Where I Enter Inc. a Houston based nonprofit that gives grants to Black women's organizations in Latin America.

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