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Aleem Ahmed


Aleem Ahmed, Cofounder and CEO, first got the inspiration for Love Grain while he was working with Ethiopia's Agricultural Transformation Agency to improve the productivity of teff farmers. Prior to his teff sojourn, he worked with Innovations for Poverty Action in Kenya to scale-up a drinking water safety technology and chlorine supply chain to reach 500,000 people. Before moving to East Africa, Aleem worked for LEK Consulting in Boston and Chicago. He is a third year MPA and MBA student at Harvard Kennedy School and MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is a Fellow with the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. Aleem holds a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College, is originally from just outside of Washington, DC, and is particularly fond of year-round cycling in Cambridge.

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Allison Archambault


Serving as EarthSpark's President, Allison oversees all aspects of the organization's day-to-day operations and management. Allison is also a founding principal of Fresh Generation, LLC, a consulting firm working with companies, non-profits, and governments toward widespread and efficient adoption of sustainable energy solutions. Prior to her work with EarthSpark and Fresh Generation, Allison served as Business Liaison Director for 3TIER, leveraging 3TIER’s resource forecasting and mapping to expand renewable energy siting and integration insights around the world.

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Amy Li


Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, an integrative health startup inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, a partner for Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program.

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Ana Barrera


Ana Barrera is the CEO and Founder of Aflore.

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Ana Lucia


Ana is the Innovation and Strategy Manager CIO at Ilumexico.

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Andrea Perez


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Anirudh Chaturvedi


Anirudh is the Co-Founder of Brun Health Private Limited. He is experienced in medical device design and development.

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April Mendez


April is a social entrepreneur and community organizer with 13 years’ startup experience. As Director of Development April is responsible for deal sourcing, deal management and community engagement.

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Ayele Solomon


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Brandi DeCarli


Brandi is a Social entrepreneur, avid adventurer, lover of life and fearless founder of Farm from a Box and Human.kind.

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Carolina Medina


Carolina was born and raised in Colombia. She is a food security and market research specialist, with national and international experience in technology solutions for social impact and poverty alleviation.

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Carolina Pastrana Lara


Carolina Pastrana Lara is Founder of the Amano Artisans.

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Christine Souffrant


A globally recognized speaker, Christine Souffrant is a Haitian American entrepreneur with 7 years of business management experience across 30+countries. As the founder of Vendedy (a mobile network connecting global travelers to street vendors of developing countries), she has been featured with IBM, Microsoft, Fast Company, Manatt Ventures etc. Vendedy was selected as a Poverty Alleviation commitment by the Clinton Global Initiative and won global competitions for social impact including the 2015 Digital Entertainment World Competition, Master Card Priceless Pitch, and the $1 Million Dollar Chivas Venture USA competition.

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Christopher Ategeka


Chris Ategeka was born in a small village in western Uganda along with his siblings and extended family.At a young age, he witnessed both his parents die from HIV/AIDS, and his brother who died in the arms of his extended family in an effort to carry him to the nearest healthcare facility. Despite these tragedies, Chris connected with an organization in Uganda, called Y.E.S. Uganda, where he was able to receive support, opportunity, and an education. Chris showed reverence for education; a sponsoring family from California took notice and gave Chris funding to attend private school and invited him to live with them. Chris attended UC Berkeley, where he received his Bachelors and Masters in mechanical engineering.

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Cristian O'Ryan


Commercial engineer, expert on leadership and work with NGOs, part of the project team for Desafío Levantemos Chile Foundation.

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Damian Amamoo


Damian is the CEO of Inception Strategies.

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Danae Ringelmann


Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Today, Danae leads the Indiegogo’s Customer Happiness division, driving total customer satisfaction and ensuring that Indiegogo consistently exceeds expectations. She also steers the company’s employee culture and values initiatives. Danae was listed on Fast Company ‘s Top 50 Women Innovators in Technology in 2011, and AWNY awarded Danae the "No Apologies" Changemaker award in April 2013. Danae frequently speaks at conferences around the world, including TEDx, SXSW and CeBIT. Danae also testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations on “Financing America's Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for Raising Capital” in June 2013.

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Daquan Oliver


Daquan Oliver is Founder & Executive Director at Recesspreneurs.

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David Groves


David influencing smart changes to public policy that support market mechanisms to conserve natural resources.

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Deborah Castillero


Deborah is the Founder of Bilingual Children's Enterprises.

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Diego Martinez


Diego Martinez is Director of Operations in Open Green Road. Proactive and social worker, who is always looking to do things right and ethically correct.

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Dipanwita Das


Communications strategist with experience in deploying technology based solutions for corporates and nonprofits in India, UK and USA. Trained in globalization and development and has a healthy appetite for solving problems. Passionate about how education and women’s empowerment programs are creating social impact at the enterprise level.

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Dominique Davison


Dominique founded DRAW in 2005 with the desire to explore the intersection between research, resourcefulness, and simple, clean forms. Her award-winning practice has been recognized regionally by the Mid-America Regional Council as a leader in sustainability and was named Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Kansas City Chapter in 2014. Dedicated to issues of social and environmental equity, Dominique endeavors to improve people’s lives through inspired, resourceful design. Her commitment to vibrant communities is exemplified through her involvement as a founding member of both Women in Design Kansas City and the Ecological Urbanism Series, and by her recent service on Kansas City, Missouri’s Environmental Management Commission’s Vacant Lot Task Force. She has also taught design studios at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri Kansas City.

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Emily Cunningham


Passionate about unlocking the potential of agriculture in Africa through global market access. Emily is the Co-Founder of MoringaConnect.

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Eve Meyer


Eve Meyer joined PowerGen in 2013 after working with Google in Mountain View, CA as well as for Teach for America in Oakland, CA. Eve holds degrees in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics from Harvard University.

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Felipe Dib


Felipe Dib is the founder of Você Aprende Agora.

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Flaviano Bianchini


Flaviano Bianchini (Fabriano, Italy) is an environmentalist and naturalist. Ashoka Fellow from 2012. He is specialized in Valorization and Management of Natural Resources and he holds a Master Degree in Human Rights and Conflict Management at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. For several years he has been dealing with violations of Human Rights and health damages related to the extractive industries, especially in Latin America. His studies on the impact of extractive industries on environment and health have led to changes in the mining law in Honduras, the adoption of precautionary measures by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in Guatemala and the adoption of laws on the welfare for the city of Cerro de Pasco in Peru.

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Francisco Tzul


Agronomist in agricultural production systems, Francisco have 15 years of experience, skills: Formulation, management, administration, implementation, monitoring and implementation of sustainable development projects, management plans micro watershed management logical framework, fundraising . Able to face challenges and challenges; computer skills, leadership to multidisciplinary teams. Work experience in operational and administrative field. "Masters of Science and Technology of Water Resources"

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Graham Benton


Graham is a social entrepreneur living and working in Kenya. Graham enjoys thinking about possible business that help the BoP and bring innovative ideas to the rural and urban poor. He helped found Takamoto Biogas three years ago and am still working to innovate with them.

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Grant Hosford


Internet executive with a strong background in edtech ecommerce subscription services and consumer products. Specialties include new product launches lean start up based validation online and mobile customer acquisition customer life cycle and retention campaign development and strategic partnerships.

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Gwendolyn Floyd


Gwendolyn Floyd is an internationally recognized expert in using mobile technology for achieving development goals. Specializing in designing resilient solutions at the intersection of social systems and technology, Gwen leverages her commitment to creating more equitable models of international trade to manage strategy, innovation, and marketing at Soko.

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Hilary Abell


Hilary is the Co-founder of Project Equity, a new nonprofit that builds economic resiliency with low-income communities by demonstrating and replicating strategies that increase worker ownership. Hilary is passionate about scaling social and environmental impact, developing leadership (especially among those who rarely access formal leadership roles), and helping individuals, communities, and organizations realize their full potential.

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Jennifer Shoop


Jennifer Shoop is the Chief Innovation Officer of Moneythink. As an online courseware veteran and e-learning expert, Jen is compelled by Moneythink’s opportunities to flip the financial knowledge economy for students in need.

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Jennifer Stutsman


Jennifer is a skilled strategist, communicator and manager, committed to advancing impactful global health programs. she have broad experience across the public, private and non-profit sectors in the United States and internationally, having served in a variety of roles in business development, partner engagement, policy strategy, communications, marketing and operations.

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Jeremy Higgs


Jeremy is passionate about solving the world's problems through business, utilising my experience in software development & building organisations to make it happen.

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John Gohring


John launched Cosecha Partners in response to the belief that everyone deserves to experience the taste and health benefits of Central American superfoods. He is passionate about making healthy food accessible to all and doing it in a way that promotes shared value and sustainability. Based in Managua, Nicaragua, John leads the company’s day-to-day operations and is responsible for our local grower initiatives, training and capacity building programs, and supply chain management.

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Jose Ignacio Avalos


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Joseph Fernandez


Joe Fernandez is the Founder of TWB and Solageo.

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Julie Clugage


Julie Clugage is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Team4Tech, a non-profit that works to advance 21st Century education in developing countries by connecting technology industry professionals and solutions with high impact NGO projects. She has more than 20 years of experience in the world of education, technology and economic development.

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Karla Ramirez


Karla is the Director of Modatec Industrial.

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Kirk Miller


Kirk is responsible for developing, driving and implementing corporate strategy for AGFF, including overseeing the identification and pursuit of strategic business opportunities, and partnership. He is responsible for developing and executing long-range strategic plans for the company, as well as the direction, management, and coordination of all business development activities.

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Lara Setrakian


Lara is an award-winning journalist, strategist and entrepreneur. She spent five years in the Middle East reporting for television, radio and digital platforms for ABC News, Bloomberg Television, the International Herald Tribune, Business Insider and Monocle magazine. Her 2009 coverage of Iran’s election protests and the Arab Awakening of 2011 garnered industry praise. Lara is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum. Marie Claire magazine named her one of the “Top Women of 2012”. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, with a degree in Government. Lara enjoys a strong yoga practice, reading poetry and cooking vegetarian meals.

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Manik Mehta


Manik Mehta is Co-founder and Director of Finance and Strategy at Leaf Innovation Pvt Ltd

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Manuel Antonio Aguilar


Manuel is the Social entrepreneur from Guatemala focused on the Base of the Pyramid, graduated from Harvard University in 2006 with Master’s in Astrophysics and a Bachelor with Honors in Astrophysics and Physics. In 2010, he co-founded Quetsol, a solar energy Company focused on rural electrification, where he served as Director of Technology and Board Chairman. For his work, he has received awards and recognition in local and international press and has participated in high-level forums in several countries. Previously, he worked for three years in quantitative finance and co-founded a global macro hedge fund in the United States.

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Marcos Alexander


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Mariana Somma


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Matt Stormont


Certified urban farmer. Experienced financial manager and project manager for projects totaling over $85 million. Bringing over 15 years of creative and innovation experience in design, strategic planning, and multi-dimensional thinking, Matt is a proponent for innovation.Matt enjoys questioning the status quo, learning new things everyday, and urban gardening. He has advanced training in urban farming, plant propagation, and organic crop production. Matt loves exploring and testing gardening techniques on his small farm.

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Megan Mukuria


Megan Mukuria is Chief Executive Officer at ZanaAfrica.

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Michael Stoll


Michael is a longtime newspaper reporter who now directs the San Francisco Public Press, a collaborative noncommercial newspaper and website in San Francisco. He also write freelance articles about the media and the environment, teach college journalism and do editing on the side.

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Mike Woodard


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Miranda Phua


Miranda is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of CityTaps.

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Mouhsine Serrar


Mouhsine is the Founder and CEO of Prakti Design. Mouhsine worked in product design as a senior mechanical engineer and consultant for best of class multinational technology companies including Motorola Pitney Bowes Intel Boeing and others for more than 10 years. Since then he discovered a new industry that he enjoys very much designing clean burning fuel efficient cookstoves for developing countries.

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Natalie Bridgeman Fields


Natalie Bridgeman Fields founded Accountability Counsel in 2009 with an Echoing Green Fellowship for social entrepreneurship in order to build on a decade of her support for the environmental and human rights of communities harmed by internationally financed development projects. She is a 2015 Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur, noted for Accountability Counsel's significant impact and potential to scale.

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Nicholas Romano


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Nigel Carr


Nigel is the Co-founder of Qorax.

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Paul Winkel


Professional in international affairs with broad experience in renewable energy, language skills, and their application; including international project management, bilingual web development, event organization, education, and translation. Currently working with PowerMundo, a social enterprise working with the US State Dept to bring small-scale solar energy to the off-grid rural poor in Latin America.

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Peris Bosire


Peris is a co-founder of FarmDrive; a startup that develops tech-enabled solutions to ensure financial inclusion of smallholder farmers.Traditional finance systems require credit history, credit scores and collateral, all of which are out of reach for most of the rural population; they simply are not built to serve smallholder farmers. FarmDrive provides non-traditional credit profiling that suits the financial lives of smallholder farmers.

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Rob van Rooij


Rob is an entrepreneur in the justice sector with a background in sales and marketing.

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Robert Terenzi


Rob returns to Nicaragua after three years as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he worked principally with start-ups, specializing in social enterprises, impact investment and technology companies. Rob earned a joint J.D./M.A. in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University. Prior to law school, Rob spent two years in Nicaragua working with a women's coffee cooperative to develop roasting capacity and built a national market for their coffee. He also spent several months in Uganda working in the microfinance space. Rob earned a B.A. from Boston College and is a certified coffee roaster.

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Rodulfo Prieto


Rodulfo is the Co-founder of Laboratoria.

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Romel Gonzalez


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Rose Wang


Rose is the Co-founder of Six Foods.

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Rustam Sengupta


Rustam Sengupta is a social entrepreneur and base of the pyramid (BoP) expert. He researches on sustainable social enterprise design and implements his work first hand on the field. Rustam is the founder and CEO of Boond, a social enterprise that creates rural entrepreneurs and distribution channels for development products like solar lamps, solar home systems, water filters, and efficient cook-stoves in the remote parts of India. He is an expert on designing and data analysis for products and services for the BoP and has also been consulting for numerous universities and institutions on market entry and emerging market economics.

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Saleha Khumawala


Saleha is an accounting professor. She started the SURE program to help aspiring, local entrepreneurs.

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Sara Andrews


A Montana native, Sara founded Bumbleroot to provide delicious, unique, and nutritious food products to US consumers and to create income opportunities for the farmers and harvesters who supply the ingredients. Her previous experience includes consulting for the NGO TechnoServe, developing emerging market strategy for a large-risk management firm, and serving as a policy advisor to US Senator Max Baucus and the US Senate Finance Committee on international trade and agriculture issues. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

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Saransh Vaswani


Saransh is the Director of Saajha.

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Shrutika Girdhar


Shrutika has 7 years of experience with India’s top IT consultancy companies and has worked in various roles in telecom & technology industry in India and in the UK. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Mumbai, India & an MBA from India’s SP Jain Institute of Management & Research. She brings youthful fervor to the venture and is passionate about travelling and adventure sports.

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Stefanie Weiland


Stefanie specializes in empowering business and NGO leaders in the developing world to make a positive local impact. She is currently focused on LifeNet’s social franchising of 60 health clinics in Burundi, building their capacity to deliver quality primary health care. Stefanie has a vision to help the most people possible to have access to quality health care and medicines through a system that is financially sustainable. Expanding LifeNet’s work to Uganda and other African countries in the next few years is her chief creative and mental occupation.

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Stephanie Speirs


Steph is a social entrepreneur and community builder with eight years of operational experience in the U.S., Middle East, and South Asia. She was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow and an Acumen Global Fellow, both of which recognize emerging leaders in social enterprise. She previously worked as the Innovation Manager in sales and marketing at d.light India, a solar products company powering areas without reliable electricity; spearheaded Acumen's renewable energy sector investment strategy in Pakistan; developed Middle East policy as the youngest-ever Director at the White House National Security Council; and managed field operations in seven states for the first Obama presidential campaign. She holds a B.A. from Yale and a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) with distinction from Princeton, and is a recipient of the Paul and Daily Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

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Thomas Venon


Thomas is the Co-Founder of Eighteen East Group.

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Trish Nixon


Trish Nixon is Director of Investments at CoPower, Trish is responsible for capital raising strategy and execution, including product structuring and investor relations. In her prior role at the MaRS Center for Impact Investing,

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Virginia Campo


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Virginia Gardiner


Virginia has worked in design engineering management entrepreneurship fundraising and journalism. After studying literature and engineering at Stanford University and covering design for publications including The New York Times and Metropolis she began to value the social importance of products and systems we live with and to recognize certain everyday realities such as the flush toilet as wasteful. She founded Loowatt Ltd. after developing the toilet and system concept during her masters degree in 2008.

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William Jackson


William is the Founder of Village of Wisdom. William developed a racial socialization program designed to enhance the academic, social, and emotional resilience of African-American boys, in response to the egregious amount of bias they experience in schools. This bias is well documented by their disproportionate suspension and special education identification rates, despite evidence that fails to support such disparate numbers.

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Yscaira Jimenez


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Zoe Wong


Zoe is the Co-Founder of Revive Foods.

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