Nodesia Hernandez is a Public Affairs Director at the NY State Senate, Minority Paralegal Assoc. CEO, Onondaga County Bar Association Executive Paralegal Committee Chair, and a Human Rights Commissioner & Syr. Women March. Tune in!
Ali Rahman is currently the Vice President of 100 Black Men of Syracuse, an organization committed to improving the quality of life in the Greater Syracuse Community through education, mentorship, and service. Learn more about Ali and his organization and watch the video!
Marissa L. Willingham has been involved with The Image Initiative since 2007. Currently, Marissa works with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Syracuse University as the Program Associate for Budgets and Operations. She has been with the University for over fifteen years and has developed phenomenal relationships with faculty, staff and students from various departments. Let’s listen to her now on Inspiration for the Nation!
Dr. Robert Simmons III, EdD is the Head of Social Impact for Micron Technology and the Micron Foundation. He focuses on making a social impact through philanthropic giving in PK-12 STEM, food insecurity, racial equity, gender equity and LGBTQ+ equity; and expanding STEM programming to reach young people from historically and systemically marginalized communities.
Valerie June is a Grammy-nominated artist from Tennessee. A musician, singer, songwriter, poet, illustrator, actor, certified yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor, and author, she honorably served as a Turnaround artist working with students for the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities and continues serving through The Kennedy Center. Tune in!
Daphne E. Jones is an accomplished and seasoned executive with extensive experience using digital technologies strategically, entrepreneurially, and globally within multi-national corporations. A corporate adviser, mentor and new author; her inspiring life story from poverty to executive leadership has made her a sought after speaker and consultant. Watch her interview below!