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Marsha Prospere

A native of New York City, Marsha is a creator, adventurer, and explorer. Considered by many as a “Thought-Guardian Angel”, she facilitates growth and provokes thought in a safe space. As an observer of life who is self-aware and curious, her interest in coaching started with her own personal growth journey and experience working with […]

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Mai Kobori

Mai is a co-founder of Blank Plate, a creative culinary program in Hunts Point, South Bronx that uses the power of hands-on design activities to inspire teens to transform their relationship to food while promoting issues of food justice. The program creates a positive narrative of healthy food access and equity within the local NYC […]

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Steven King

Steven is an educator and consultant in the areas of K-12 school design and management, as well as an experienced thought leader in sustainability and social justice, with over 10 years in the field of sustainability, youth development, and educational program development. Steven is the Founder and Principal of Global Sustainable Solutions (GSS), a global […]

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Nicole Giordano

Nicole Giordano is the founder of StartUp FASHION, a business resource and online community for independent and emerging fashion brands around the world. With over fifteen years in the industry, she has helped thousands of emerging fashion designers achieve greater focus, make progress, and reach their entrepreneurial goals. Currently based in New York City, Nicole […]

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Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams is a learning experience designer and technologist with a particular passion for addressing complex educational challenges. He enjoys creating student-centered learning solutions using both design-led and data-driven approaches. Currently, Jonathan is a Senior Instructional Technologist at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Previously, Jonathan developed data education courses […]

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Vicente Escriva

Vicente is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer with a master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis from The New School. While in graduate school, he focused on the intersection of business and communities. Since then, he has led large convenings focused on corporate social responsibility issues in New York City. He has worked on projects with […]

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Edwin Akrong

Edwin brings nearly ten years of experience working in organizations building and managing digital products. Most recently, he was the product lead for the NBA’s suite of international premium digital products. Edwin is also an investor with Affiniti VC. Previously, he worked on digital products with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a graduate of the […]

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Michelle Alleyne

Michelle Alleyne has more than 25 years of fashion industry experience and has been a professor at Parsons since 2005, teaching fashion business courses, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship. In addition to being a contributing editor for the “Fashion Speaks” column at Fashion Manuscript magazine, she authored the publication, “How To Manufacture/Produce Your Designs” […]

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AJ Stone

AJ is a small business owner and management/marketing consultant focused on Strategic Planning, Leadership Development and Business Operations. He has worked on client projects such as Google, Nationwide, Live Person, and Jets.com. He received an MS in Organizational Change Management from Milano, The New School in New York City and is currently the COO of […]

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Michelle Shevin

Michelle Shevin is a technologist, researcher, and strategist obsessed with shifting systems and the interplay of technological, regulatory, and cultural change. She is currently a Tech Fellow at the Ford Foundation, where she supports philanthropic strategy, youth-focused social justice field-building, and grantees in grappling with the interplay of technological, cultural, and regulatory forces. Prior to […]

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