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FOST SUMMIT 2016

Erik Estrada & Dr. Howard Stevenson
Forward Promise
Forward Promise seeks to create spaces, resources and professional support to practitioners, to help boys and young men of color heal from the historical and present-day trauma; to help them grow and advocate for themselves in ways that reduce the effects of inferiority narratives; to facilitate their opportunities to thrive and more fully contribute and lead in their communities and the world.
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Leland Melvin & Nicole Stott
NASA Astronaut, Engineer / NASA Astronaut, Engineer, Artist, Constellation
Leland Melvin is the only person drafted into the National Football League to have flown in space. A decade after taking a job at NASA’s Langley Research Center, he was chosen by the astronaut program and went on to serve as a mission specialist on two successful shuttle missions. Melvin continues to devote his time and energy to educating the next generation of scientists through various STEM programs.

Nicole Stott is a veteran astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). Always an artist, Stott brought a small watercolor kit with her on her mission to the ISS, becoming the first NASA astronaut to paint in space. Stott currently works as a full-time artist and SciArt education advocate.
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James Michaud
Director of Corporate Partnerships, AIDS Vaccine Fund
The AIDS Vaccine Fund brings awareness to the general public about the urgent need for an HIV vaccine and mobilizes funding for its research.
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Rachel Moreno
Global Marketing Director, Global Citizen
Global Citizen is a social action platform that encourages users to learn about issues and take action on what matters most, and join a community committed to social change.
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Chris Murphy & Mark Barden
US Senator for Connecticut
Following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, Senator Murphy became one of the leading proponents of commonsense reforms to reduce gun violence. He has championed a number of bipartisan bills aimed at expanding background checks and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. Mark Barden's son, Dylan, was one of the 20 first-graders murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, Barden leads and manages the organization, along with Nicole Hockley, mother of Dylan, who was also killed at Sandy Hook.
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Sarina Prabasi
CEO, WaterAid America
WaterAid is an international organization whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to clean water, safe toilets, and hygiene programs.
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Kathleen Rogers
President, Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
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Lorna Solis
Founder & CEO, Lynke Project
Lynke is a US-registered B-Corporation which links refugees in Jordan and disadvantaged people from host communities with tech jobs in two ways: employing the, directly to perform outsourcing work for international clients; or a six-month training program, facilitated by Microsoft, in app-building, combined with academic, professional and soft skills, resulting in an internationally-recognized qualification from a world-leading technology company.
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