COME OUT! To Teens Tutor Teens 1st Symposium. Gain connections with people who have achieved in their fields, and learn from different perspectives.
When is it? February 29th, 2020 at 10am to 2pm
Where is it? 361 Main St, Suwanee, GA 30024
Desiree Akande: She is a Coaching and Training Services Associate at athenahealth, a cloud based electronic medical record company. At athenahealth, Desiree trains and consults clients on best practice workflows based on their current operations. Desiree graduated with her MBA in 2016 and her MHA in 2017 at GSU’s Robinson College of Business. She has worked in healthcare operations for four years in roles ranging from Patient Service Representative to Practice Manager. Desiree is passionate about healthcare operations and strives to optimize it one client at a time. Outside of work, Desiree is always trying to learn new skills and recently helped a non-profit obtain tax exempt status. She also enjoys singing and writing music.
Alexis Ihezue: She is a 16-year-old junior at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Despite being the the youngest of four first generation Nigerian-Americans, using her voice to advocate for herself and others is not something she had to struggle with, and was, in fact, often encouraged to do so by her family. Now, as a burgeoning advocate for her community, she is hoping to use her voice to continue to help and inspire those around her.
Michael Ista: First and foremost, I am a high school senior. Reflecting on what most would consider an unorthodox high school career, I’ve determined a few key insights in having a “successful” high school experience. In short, my talk will highlight the power of understanding potential, both in a figurative and literal sense, and advocate for the adoption of a “yes-no” mentality to anxious 8th graders and high school freshmen. High school is a unique opportunity for safely taking risks and learning life-altering lessons from failures. Adopting a decisive mentality will utilize and encourage risks which will ultimately develop any student into a more responsible and ambitious person.
Erin Kim: She is Co-President of T^3. Built on passion and focus, she doesn’t hesitate to jump into what needs to be done. She often enjoys to go to the park with her dogs or hang out with her family when she has the time. One day, Erin aspires to become a excellent anesthesiologist to be able to give back to the people of her community.
Jason Raynor: He is the author of the memoir I Used to Be Racist, an important addition to current literature about overcoming prejudice. Raynor, a young black man, was a ten year old in Brooklyn when he heard the planes fly overhead during the 9/11 attacks,destroying the Twin Towers where his mother worked. He developed a hatred toward and dehumanization of Muslim people. He reforms his racism after attending Bowling Green State University in semi-rural Ohio and bearing the brunt of what he calls “in your face racism” from the police, classmates, and townies. His memoir is a meditation on and practical guide for calling out your own personal racism. People who enjoyed Ibram Kendi’s How to Be an Anti-Racist and Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I No Longer Talk to White People about Race will appreciate Jason’s thought provoking presentation.