Panelists

Lena Chao

Lena Chao

Creating Your Brand Workshop (10 - 10:50am PST)

Lena Chao spent over a decade in school systems fighting for education equity– that our country’s most vulnerable students had the resources to go to college. She has guided thousands of students to the best colleges throughout the world. But behind closed doors on YouTube and years of studying Chemistry in college, she soaked in the newest beauty cosmetic trends to the latest innovative skincare formulas.

She is merging her career in education equity with her passion for beauty. Beauty equity starts with all people having access to innovative products formulated with clean ingredients, and our diversity and differences valued. By having an equitable approach, she is building Clean Circle to bring a sense of well-being that empowers you to uplift others and your community.

Hear from Lena Chao and how she merged her background in education equity and launched a personal care brand being carried in three national retailers within 7 months. She’ll talk about developing your company vision to daily execution tools that will give you the confidence to launch. Not an expert in content creation, she would love to learn from you in this interactive session.
Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee

Creating Your Brand Workshop (10 - 10:50am PST)

Jerry is the COO of Wonsulting and an ex-Senior Strategy & Operations Manager at Google & used to lead Product Strategy at Lucid. He is from Torrance, California and graduated summa cum laude from Babson College. After graduating, Jerry was hired as the youngest analyst in his organization by being promoted multiple times in 2 years to his current position. After he left Google, he was the youngest person to lead a strategy team at Lucid. Jerry partners with universities & organizations (220+ to date) to help others land into their dream careers. He’s amassed 180,000+ followers across LinkedIn, TikTok & Instagram and has reached 40M+ professionals. In addition, his work has been featured on Forbes, Newsweek, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, LinkedIn & elected as the 2020 LinkedIn Top Voice for Tech.

Jonathan Javier

Jonathan Javier

Creating Your Brand Workshop (10 - 10:50am PST)

Jonathan Javier is the CEO/Founder of Wonsulting, which mission is to “turn underdogs into winners”. He’s also worked in Operations at Snap, Google, and Cisco coming from a non-target school/non-traditional background. He works on many initiatives, providing advice and words of wisdom on LinkedIn and through speaking engagements. In total, he has led 210+ workshops in 9 different countries including the Mena ICT Forum in Jordan, Resume/Personal Branding at Cisco, LinkedIn Strategy & Operations Offsite, Great Place To Work, Talks at Google, TEDx, and more. He’s been featured on Forbes, LinkedIn News, Yahoo! News, Jobscan, and Brainz Magazine as a top job search expert and amassed 1M+ followers on LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok as well as 30+ million impressions monthly on his content.

Ziad Ahmed

Ziad Ahmed

Managing and Leading a Team Workshop (12 - 12:50pm PST)

Ziad Ahmed is a 22-year-old entrepreneur, student, and speaker. He is the CEO of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z consultancy that works with clients to help them understand young people. JUV has worked with over 20 Fortune 500 companies, has been profiled by the New York Times, and has launched major purpose-driven TikTok campaigns. Because of JUV, Ziad was named to the 2019 Forbes #30Under30 list when he was just 19-years-old.Additionally, Ziad is the Founder of Redefy, a youth-run non-profit committed to furthering equality.  He speaks often on the power of his generation, and he seeks to use his voice to push the envelope forward wherever/however possible. Overwhelmingly though, he’s just another Gen Zer spending way too much time on TikTok.

Vicky Liu

Vicky Liu

Securing an Internship Workshop (1 - 1:50pm PST)

Vicky Liu is the co-founder of Tech Pod, a media organization that empowers over 12,000+ young professionals to break into the business side of tech. She’s completed five different internships in the past ranging from startups, to private equity, to large corporations, including Handshake and Nintendo. Vicky is currently studying Environmental Economics and Data Science at UC Berkeley and is interning as a Product Manager at SiriusXM. Coming from a 1st generation college student and immigrant background, Vicky is passionate about demystifying the early career process for students through content creation and community building. Outside of Tech Pod, you can find her immersed in side projects such as building a web platform for 7,000+ UC Berkeley students, running e-commerce stores on eBay and Amazon, and creating custom embroidered apparel for friends and peers.

Tarina Ahuja

Tarina Ahuja

Being a Changemaker in Your Community Panel (2 - 3:15pm PST)

Tarina Ahuja is a freshman at Harvard College who cares deeply about working at the intersection between radical empathy and social impact. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Young Khalsa Girls, a grassroots organization founded in 2012 with a mission of empowering young girls to serve their communities through selfless service and advocacy. She is also the Co-Founder and President of The Greater Good Initiative , a youth-led, youth-run, national policy think-tank working to write and advocate for policy at the local, state, and federal levels in the sectors of economy, public health, education, civil rights, and environment. She has been named one of two US Youth Heroes by Youth and Students for Peace USA, was elected Running Start’s #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador, and serves as the youth ambassador for the National Democratic Institute’s and Running Start’s DISRUPTHER program, an initiative envisioned to increase women’s political participation around the world. She was the youth keynote at the Madeline Albright lunch and a speaker at the Foreign Policy HerPower Summit, Reykjavík Global Forum, and HerCampus’s national graduation celebration. She was also featured on CBS’s ‘A More Perfect Union’ segment for her work. At Harvard, she currently serves as a representative on the Undergraduate Council (Harvard College’s Student Government), a representative on the Service to Society Council, and chair of the Institute of Politics CIVICS program.

Sneha Revanur

Sneha Revanur

Being a Changemaker in Your Community Panel (2 - 3:15pm PST)

Sneha Revanur is a junior at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California. As the founder and president of Encode Justice, an international, youth-led organization working to advance racial, social, and economic justice in the age of artificial intelligence, she has mobilized hundreds of students across 30+ U.S. states and 20+ countries to fight for an equitable technological future. Sneha wrote and published an op-ed for Teen Vogue about the success of the organization and the importance of student advocacy in the pursuit of algorithmic justice, and her work was also profiled by the Thomas Reuters Foundation. Outside of Encode Justice, Sneha is the Co-Editor-in-Chief at a youth political journalism collective, a congressional campaign veteran, and an avid writer.

Sophia Delrosario

Sophia Delrosario

Being a Changemaker in Your Community Panel (2 - 3:15pm PST)

Sophia Delrosario is a 17 year old first-Generation Filipina living in the NJ/NY area. She is the founder and director of Zenerations, a student-led nonprofit media group that emboldens youth to engage in action items and learn about our world through written pieces, art and literature, and community! Sophia also works at the digital marketing agency, JUV Consulting, as the Insights Strategist on their core team, and served on the executive board and on the mentorships/scholarships team at the Women of Color Conference. She is so excited to be speaking at the Dear Asian Leaders Conference as she takes pride in her Southeast Asian Identity.