Devra Davis Devra Davis, an award-winning scientist and (National Book Award Finalist) author, who founded Environmental Health Trust in 2007 to provide research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Chris Duncan Dr. Duncan's research is focused on the restoration of movement and sensation for amputees through the development of advanced neuroprosthetics that can tap into and communicate with the nerves and muscles. His overarching aim is to restore and elevate function in upper limb prosthetics to rival the natural hand. In collaboration with a strong interdisciplinary team, Dr. Duncan has published on decreasing phantom limb pain after nerve injury and amputation, nerve and muscle signal decoding algorithms, and the meaningfulness of sensory restoration for embodiment and improved function.
Jahanara Jahanara was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and came to the United states to pursue a film Career. She is an award winning Director and Screenwriter with a Unique and fresh approach to storytelling. Jahanara’s work often focuses on characters whose lives are most directly affected by social or political change and who are often overlooked, misrepresented or misunderstood. Her goal is to use film as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama. Jahanara earned a masters degree in film studies from the University of Utah, where she produced award winning films and taught filmmaking and screenwriting to undergraduate students. Her work has been recognized in several festivals around the globe. Jahanara’s mission is to create positive change in the world and her work is a product of her curiosity and life experiences.
Jewels Rossallini Jewels Rossallini-Coker is CEO of TeslaFintech, a Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, IIoT and Cryptocurrency company that provides Strategic Advisory Services to Fortune 500 companies. In 2018, she was named a Woman Thought Leader for Strategic Advisory Services in Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain and awarded a place on the 2018 Top 200 Thought Leaders in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. Jewels is also a mountaineer and semi-professional kitesurfer. In 2003, she completed a Northern Ascent of Mt. Everest with Peter Hillary, in honor of the 50th anniversary of his father, Sir Edmund Hillary's, first summit.
John Kerr John Kerr grew up along the upper Hudson River, went to good schools, fell in love, moved to Boston, had three wonderful children, and worked happily for decades as the main mendicant for WGBH. At 65, he “shifted” to entirely new work as a seasonal Park Ranger/EMT in Yellowstone and is living his dream.
Kealoha Kealoha was named the first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i in 2012. As an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller, he has performed throughout the world -- from the White House to Hawai‘i’s `Iolani Palace, from Brazil to Switzerland. He is the first poet in Hawai`i's history to perform at a governor's inauguration, and in 2010 he was selected as a master artist for a National Endowment for the Arts program.
Mary Neal Dr. Mary Neal is a board-certified spinal surgeon who drowned on a South American river. Without oxygen for thirty minutes, she was clinically dead. She experienced life after death, conversed with Jesus, and experienced God’s all-encompassing love. Her’s is a life-changing story of hope, understanding, and of joy.
Taylor Rees A filmmaker and photojournalist, Taylor is driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore and tell the stories beneath the surface. Her work in environmental and humanitarian issues brings new perspectives and deeper public understanding to challenging topics such as climate change, indigenous food systems, land use and water.
Thomas D. Mangelsen Renowned American nature and wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for over 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. A Nebraska native, Mangelsen’s love of nature, his life outdoors and business success were heavily influenced by his father. An avid sportsman, Harold Mangelsen took his sons to favorite blinds along the Platte River in Nebraska to observe the great flocks of ducks, geese and cranes that migrate through the valley. From these adventures, Mangelsen learned important lessons for photographing in the field, most notably patience and understanding animal behavior.