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NaBeela has held various communications roles with Americorps and taught community workshops on social media marketing and branding for organizations like Lowell Makes and her own start-up, Prae. NaBeela remains engaged in her community and is currently starting a literary journal called Lucky Jefferson. She volunteers her time at schools to improve educational disparities and to jumpstart free and accessible weekend creative writing programs. NaBeela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Advertising from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is obtaining a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.
Associate Director, Procurement & Operations, TripAdvisor
Freya is a strategic business leader with nonprofit and for-profit experience, focused on addressing operational challenges across finance, sales, HR, marketing, product management, engineering and IT. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Northwestern University. She also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Boston University.
Associate Research Director, Jobs for the Future
Dr. Sullivan is a community advocate, educator and researcher passionately committed to transformation towards a more just society. For 25 years, Dr. Sullivan has worked to build individual, organizational, and community capacity to be more civically engaged and empowered. She hold a Ph.D. in public policy from University of Massachusetts Boston and holds of Masters of Arts in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research.
Vice President, Diversity, Access, and Inclusion, Suffolk University
Dr. Smith is a highly seasoned higher education professional with 20+ years of experience and has provided supportive services to students across the educational pipeline. She have obtained three higher education degrees; Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Education in Student Services, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership all from universities in Georgia (Georgia Southern and Argosy University/Atlanta).
Senior Engineering Manager, Synopsys
Kishore is a seasoned, highly innovative senior technology leader with over 20 years of experience in developing and growing software products and services both at startups and large enterprises. Having played multiple roles over the years covering the entire software delivery life cycle, he has significant experience in designing, developing and architecting highly scalable, high-volume enterprise search applications, web services/applications, mobile, and Cloud based applications.
He obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University (India), MS in Computer Science from Bridgewater State University and an MBA from Isenberg School (UMass, Amherst) in addition to numerous other executive and professional certifications from MIT Executive Education and HBS Online programs.
Director, Global Messaging, HubSpot
Marwa began her professional career in technical support at Bullhorn before joining the marketing team. From there, she wanted experience in the B2C space and worked on the launch of the email program for tjmaxx.com before launching back into the startup space and heading to BevSpot. From BevSpot, she joined HubSpot to oversee the email automation team. The team continued to grow to oversee all global communications across all marketing channels including email, bots, live chat, WhatsApp and more. She is a holds a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut.
Data Strategy Senior Analyst, MassHealth, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
Pierson is a graduate of the The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Operations, Information and Decisions; Social Impact and Responsibility. He currently works as the Data Strategy Senior Analyst at MassHealth with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
Area Health Education Center Project Coordinator at Georgetown University Medical Center
Alicia M. Bibbs, M.Ed, is the DC Area Health Education Center Project Coordinator at Georgetown University Medical Center. Prior to Georgetown, Alicia worked at Howard University as a Pre-Health Advisor. Alicia has experience supporting bio-behavioral and epidemiological research projects at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Alicia also served as an AmeriCorps member with Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship in New Mexico and Texas. Alicia holds a Master’s in Education degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Education Leadership from Lesley University; along with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University. Alicia is passionate about education and healthcare equity in underserved communities in the United States.
Senior Product Manager, Salesforce
Jared attended Boston College for his undergraduate studies, and Boston University for his graduate degree. He has worked in the software industry for over a decade. Most recently, he worked as a product manager for mobile applications at HeyWire for 6 years before being acquired by Salesforce. Since the acquisition, he has led product for various Messaging Platforms at Salesforce.
Grants & Communications Consultant
Dawn loves working in the nonprofit sector to improve the lives of young people in her community. She has nearly 20 years of professional experience. Her fundraising experience has included private foundations ranging from the Lowell-specific Theodore Edson Parker Foundation to national funders like The Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has also managed both proposals and reporting for public funds at the city, state, and federal levels. Dawn also has experience managing branding, media relations, and social media workplans, in addition to working with development colleagues on annual appeals and events of all sizes.
President & CEO, Hunter + Co Communications
Jan is a PR Consultant and former radio journalist. She has proven expertise in designing and executing successful global media relations programs for top brands. She is a graduate of Boston College.