breakout sessions


Better Business: CSR and Social Enterprises • THH 208

Amy Smith | Chief Giving Officer, TOMS
Brit Moore Gilmore | President, The Giving Keys
Rene Jones | Partner, Global Head of Philanthropy, UTA
Moderator: Michelle Chow | Assoc. Director of Programs, USC MB Social Enterprise Lab

A Conversation with Amani Al-Khatahtbeh • VKC 111
Amani Al-Khatahbeh | Brand Founder and Editor of
Moderator: Alison Trope | Director, Undergraduate Studies USC Annenberg 

Fashion: Building A Billion Dollar Brand • THH 210
Raissa Gerona | Chief Brand Officer, Revolve
Moderator: Stephanie Sabo | USC Roski School of Art and Design Professor 

Medicine: Finding a Cure • THH 212
Leah Sibener | 3T Biosciences Co-Founder
Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD | Assistant Professor of Surgery and Preventive Medicine
Taz Varkey, MD, F.A.C.O.G | Private Practice: Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility
Renee Dua, MD | Chief Medical Officer at Heal, Inc.
Moderator: Kristy Payne | OTD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, USC Chan Division of Occupational Science 

Founders in Business • VKC 100
Cortnie Purdy-Fausner | Co-Founder, Venue Report
Courtney Nichols Gould | Co-Founder, SmartyPants Vitamins
Karina Sulzer | Founder, SkinGym
Jamela Acheampong | Founder, Kahmune
Moderator: Lauren Olson | Career Services Advisor, USC Marshall School of Business 

Marketing Master Class • THH 201
Andrea Murphy | VP U.S. Distribution and Ad Sales Marketing, Sony Pictures
Lauren Gallo | Global Head of Talent Marketing and Partnerships, Snapchat
Samantha Garry Rosenberg | VP Marketing Strategy, The Walt Disney Studios
Moderator: Heather Wilson | Managing Director California, SKDKnickerbocker 

Founders in Media • VKC 105
Ailis Garcia | The Strong Movement Founder
Kitty Schur | This Girl Can Run the World Founder
Lori Harder | Best-selling Author, Podcast Host, and Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Moderator: Karen North | Clinical Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg 

Music for Life • VKC 201
Anna Bulbrook | Founder, Girlschool
Jen McDaniels | GM, Scooter Braun Projects
Marissa Morris | VP Artist Relations, iHeartMedia
Moderator: Perry Johnson | Popular Music Project, The Norman Lear Center

Journalism: Reporting the Facts • VKC 106
Christina Pascucci | International Correspondent, Reporter and Anchor, (KTLA)
Kristen Muller | KPCC, SCPR Chief Content Officer
Narda Zacchino | USC Annenberg, Senior Fellow, Previously Editor of LA Times
Moderator: Christina Bellantoni | Professor of Professional Practice, Director of the Annenberg Media Center

Law: Setting the Precedent • THH 114
Betsy Tucci | Associate General Counsel at BCG Digital Ventures
Carol Sobel | ACLU, National Police Accountability Project
Elyn Saks | Professor, USC Gould School of Law
Moderator: Susan Estrich | Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science, USC Gould School of Law 

Tech: The Tech Directs, presented by Ticketmaster • VKC 155
Beyza Aydar | Manager, IT Advisory Services, EY
Bindi Belanger | VP, Governance & Operational Planning, Ticketmaster
Kelli Townsend | VP, Oracle Corporation
Moderator: Michelle Flowers Taylor | Ed.D, Founding Director of Institute of EC&CC

Space: To Infinity & Beyond • VKC 154
Angela Phillips | Raytheon Space Principal Engineering Fellow
Noelle Zietsman | Boeing Director, In-Space Vehicles Capabilities
Shonte Tucker | NASA JPL Senior Engineer
Moderator: Trina Gregory | Senior Lecturer of IT and Iovine and Young Academy, USC

Government and Politics: Who Runs the World? #GIRLS • THH 101
Alejandra Campoverdi |  First Five California Commissioner
Ana Guerrero | Chief of Staff for Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Jan Perry | General Manager, LA Economic and Workforce Development Department
Moderator: Nina Rathbun | USC Dornsife IR Professor 

XR: Impactful Storytelling • VKC 151 
Cheryl Bayer | CEO & Founder, Living PopUps
Natascha French | Chief Marketing Officer, VNTANA
Moderator: Amara Aguilar | USC Annenberg Assoc. Professor of Professional Practice 

Rise Up: Empowering Youth for a Better Tomorrow • VKC 157
Lida Jennings | Executive Director, Teach for America LA
Natalie Farrar Adams | Chief External Relations Officer, Girl Scouts LA
Theresa Gartland | Executive Director, Operations Progress
Moderator: Traci Gillig | USC Annenberg Doctoral Candidate

Mentorship Workshop presented by Stacey Grier • THH 116
Stacy Grier | CMO of the CLOROX Company

Biotech: Creating a Healthy Future • VKC 157
Alyssa Master | Head of Operations, Nucleus Biologics
Christine Marion | Research Scientific Director, Merck & Co
Julie Fishman | Digital Health Strategic Adviser, Nex Cubed (Nex³)
Moderator: Christa Bancroft | Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, USC Dornsife

Criminal Justice: Reform and Redemption • VKC 100
Alicia Cass | Author and Founder of Nonprofit The Metamorphosis Experience
Alissa Bjerkhoel | Litigation Coordinator, California Innocence Project
Amber Goodwin | Community Justice Reform Coalition Founder
Moderator: Anna Faircloth Feingold | Supervising Attorney, USC Gould School of Law’s Post-Conviction Justice Project

Creating Meaningful Content • THH 208
Diana Dotter | Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Seattle Media Ventures
Hannah Wiser | Co-Founder, Womaze
Moderator: Lisa Pecot-Hébert | Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Journalism (M.S.)

Introduction to a Journalism Giant: A Fireside Chat with Sharon Waxman• VKC 155
Sharon Waxman | CEO & Editor in Chief, The Wrap
Moderator: Dr. Kate Pieper | Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

EntertainHER • THH 201
Aimee Roth | Orange is the New Black Co-Producer
Kira Snyder | Writer (Co-Executive Producer) at “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
Moderator: Miki Turner | Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg

Finance: Paying it Forward • VKC 151
Aarthi Sowrirajan | Director at Turner Impact Capital
Chiao Cheng | Director of Finance at Tala
Kathryn Cicoletti | Head of Marketing and Business, Denali Advisors
Moderator: Iva Bozovic | Assistant Professor of Teaching in the School of International Relations, USC Dornsife

Founders in Non Profits • THH 210
Chelsea VonChaz | Founder, #HappyPeriod
Jenny Gaither | Founder, Movement
Pamela Hawley | Founder & CEO, Universal Giving
Moderator: Laura Fox | USC Marshall School of Business Professor, Social Entrepreneurship

Founders in Tech • THH 212
Loren Rochelle | Director of Project Delivery at Vista Entertainment Solutions
Mona DeFrawi | CEO at CogneXa
Patricia Lopez | Founder and CEO of NotesFirst
Moderator: Laura Davis | Assistant Professor of Professional Practice; Digital News Director of the Annenberg Media Center

Immigration • VKC 106
Miry Whitehill | Founder, Miry’s List
Patricia Ortiz | Director, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
Sanaa Abrar | Advocacy Director, United We Dream
Moderator: Emily Ryo | Associate Professor of Law and Sociology, USC Gould School of Law

Public Health: Prevention • VKC 154
Karen Smith, MD MPH |  CA Dept. of Public Health Director, State Public Health Officer
Nicolle Perras, MPH, MA, LMFT | Health Program Analyst, LA County of Public Health
Jennifer Florez | Communications Manager, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention LA County Dept. of Public Health
Moderator: Paula Woodley | USC Keck and Annenberg School Lecturer

Environment & Sustainability • VKC 201
Aleksandra Strub | Imperfect Produce Chief Marketing Officer
Janet Coit | Director, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Julie Andersen | Plastic Oceans Foundation Executive Global Director
Moderator: Karla Heidelberg | Professor (Teaching) of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies, USC Dornsife

Wellness & Womanhood • THH 116
Jessie De Lowe | Co-founder, How You Glow
Katie Bressack | Corporate Wellness Expert
Stacie Aamon Yeldell | Board Certified Music Therapist
Moderator: Kim Eggleston | USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Professor

Personal Finance Workshop • THH 101
Berna Anat | Personal Finance Expert and Influencer, @heyberna

Confidence Workshop • THH 114
Stacy Nadeau | Dove Real Beauty Model & Ambassador for Women’s Empowerment

A Conversation with Kimberly Bryant and her Daughter • VKC 105
Kimberly Bryant | Founder, Black Girls Code
Kai Morton | Program Assistant, Black Girls Code

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