Giovanna’s professional career has been in managing admissions & enrollment functions and marketing initiatives in graduate university settings. Her spirit, however, is always volunteering and supporting organizations that contribute to transitioning our society to respect nature, social & economic justice, and a culture of peace. She wants to be an agent of change, and make Read more about GIOVANNA IAFFALDANO[…]


At age 19, Travis Austin is what people would refer to as a “creator”, especially after his own motto “create stuff.”, from dwelling into the realms of Web Design, Graphic Design, Music Production, Animation, and much more.   After spending half of his childhood in South Africa, he has been given broader perspectives into what Read more about TRAVIS AUSTIN[…]


Meg is Chief, Economic Empowerment at UN Women, responsible for a global team advocating for and implementing programs on sustainable development, engendering macro-economic policy and strengthening economic institutions to improve outreach and inclusion of women. It’s all about women’s economic empowerment! Our flagship programs are in entrepreneurship and investment; decent work and social protection; climate-resilient agriculture; and renewable energy. 2008 Read more about MEG JONES[…]


Susan Munsey, LCSW is the Executive Director of GenerateHope where she leads a team of dedicated professionals & volunteers in the work of rehabilitating survivors of sex trafficking via housing, education, psychotherapy & adjunct therapies. Susan is a graduate of Smith College with a Masters degree in social work and over 20 years of therapeutic experience Read more about SUSAN MUNSEY[…]


Mrs. Mester was trafficked for two years as teenager.  She has an intimate understanding of the victimization these girls are suffering and uses her own life story to build public awareness, emotional connections with victims, and hope for those still trapped.   Mrs. Mester is currently on the board of directors for Hidden Treasures Foundation. Read more about TIFFANY MESTER[…]


Dr. Jamie Gates, cultural anthropologist and director of Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center and Reconciliation, co-lead the groundbreaking research project “Measuring the Extent and Nature of Gang Involvement in Sex Trafficking in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region” (2013-15).  He co-chairs the Research and Data Committee of the San Diego County Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and CSEC.  He founded and directs Read more about DR. JAMIE GATES[…]


Martin Cooper is Chairman and Co-Founder of Dyna LLC. He is also Co-Founder of ArrayComm, LLC, headquartered in San Jose, CA and of GreatCall, Inc., the innovator of the Jitterbug cell phone and service. Cooper has been involved in and contributed to virtually every major innovation in personal wireless communications in his over 50-year career. He conceived the Read more about MARTIN COOPER[…]


Born in Paris, France, and with a Masters degree in anthropology from the University of Texas in Arlington, a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of North Texas and a doctorate in higher education leadership from San Diego State University, Dr. Migala joined UCSD in February 2013 as the Director of the International House.   Dr. Read more about DR. HENRI MIGALA[…]


Emanuel Perlman, lyric tenor, composer, lecturer, recording artist, civic leader , philanthropist and therapist is in his 19th year as the Hazzan at the 145 year old Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland.  Hazzan Perlman has concertized extensively throughout the United States. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Music and Voice from Rhode Island College and a Masters Degree in Read more about EMANUEL PERLMAN[…]


Rampyari Walia is the founder and CEO of a San Diego-based biotech company, Targeting Systems, started in May 1996 entirely with the help of an SBIR grant from the NIH. Her company focusses on the development of ultrasensitive bioluminescent reporter gene assays and assay reagents for drug discovery applications (high throughput screening). The company has also developed novel Read more about RAMPYARI WALIA[…]