Student Leadership Conference (SLC) 2017

Walnut CA

Apr 22, 2017

Our theme this year is “Breaking Barriers and Rising Above” and we will begin the day with an inspiring keynote speaker and continue with enriching pre-college/college, leadership, and cultural workshops. The main goal of the conference is to empower, motivate, and most importantly promote embracing the leader within to achieve professional goals and celebrate personal accomplishments.

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Claudia Garcia

Upward Bound Coordinator, Norco College

Bio: First generation student!

Richard L. Taylor Jr.

Author | Speaker | Consultant, Unashamed Nation

Bio: Charismatic Chicago native Richard Taylor began public speaking professionally in 2011 and has since cultivated a successful career as a motivational speaker, author, and consultant. He holds a B.A. in Corporate Communications from Northern Illinois University, and it was his involvement as a peer mentor on NIU’s campus that inspired him to begin speaking on a larger platform. Richard focuses on empowering audiences of all ages through helping them to overcome issues such as depression, suicide and low self-esteem. Richard has shared the stage with celebrities, global thought leaders, and philanthropists alike. He has graced several stages as a keynote speaker for graduations, conferences, campaigns, and events across the country. In 2013, Richard made a shift from microphone to manuscript, authoring his debut book Unashamed: The Process of Reconstruction, which sold over 7,000 copies in the first year of its release and made Amazon’s best-seller list. Shortly thereafter, he flooded social media outlets, chronicling his motivational messages and inspiring encounters from speaking and mentorship; perhaps most notably, his YouTube series “Getting Over The Hump.” That same year he launched his trademark brand, Unashamed Nation, which is the parent company that encompasses all of his initiatives and business ventures. The following year, he authored his second book, Between the Dream, which also made Amazon’s best-seller list upon its release in November 2014. In his free time, Richard runs an independent mentorship program for young men called I.C.E. (I Choose Empowerment), and since initiating the program at his Alma Mater, Martin Luther King College Prep, he has mentored over 500 young men in Chicago. He is also an OpEd writer for TechBook Online and the Good Men Project, and serves as a professional consultant to several colleges and organizations. On stage or on the page, Richard’s remarkable display of transparency enables him to connect with audiences beyond the surface of the subject matter and continues to be the hallmark of his career. His inspiring message of hope and perseverance delivered with undeniable authenticity has helped to establish him as one of the most influential voices of this generation. A dynamic speaker, thought-provoking author, and passionate mentor, whichever platform he uses, Richard continuously proves himself to be an agent for change and an advocate for life.

Carl Norlen

Academic Specialist - Upward Bound, University of California, Riverside

Elisa Lobaina

Counselor, TRIO ACES, Mt. SAC

Jasmine Mageno

Interim TRIO Program Manager, Rio Hondo College

Jessica Larios

TRIO PASS Tutor, Rio Hondo College

Keiana Daniel

Talent Search, CSU Long Beach

Marichu Magana

STAR TRIO Grant Director, San Diego Mesa College

Natasha Strauss

Regional Recruitment Manager, West Region

Rudy Curiel

Assistant Director, UCR Upward Bound

Alejandra Meza

M.Ed. Candidate, USC School of Education

Asha Jones

Director, TRIO SSS, San Diego State University

Brighitte Preciado

Director SSS TRIO Scholars, UC Riverside

Crystal Ibarra

Completion Advisor, Citrus College

Daniel Solis

Executive Director, California Conference for Equality and Justice

Eric Lara

Associate Director, Student Access & Equity, Mt. SAC

Lynn Wang

SSS Counselor, Mt. SAC

Oscar Hinojosa

Assistant Director, Upward Bound, UC Riverside

Saru Ramanan

SoCal Program Manager, Study Smart Tutors

Alejandro Xipecoatl Juarez

Poet Califaztlan

Francisco Martinez

Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI)

Jeanne Denton

Learn and Thrive Co

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