A West Virginia native, Alex has proudly called Dayton home for 7 years and hopes to make the Gem City better, one head of hair at a time. He graduated cosmetology school in 2006 and immediately went to work with Paul Mitchell, starting as an in salon trainer, traveling nation and also internationally.
YOU KNOW YOU’RE DATING YOUR HAIRSTYLIST RIGHT?
Ernest Stockton is a Re-Entry Coordinator who works with ex-offenders to assist them with confidence building, employability, and other cognitive skills so they can engage in society at a prosocial level.
AN EARNEST APPROACH TO RECIDIVISM
Faheem is a tenured faculty member in Sinclair Community College’s history and AFS programs. Receiving the distinction of being the youngest male to be awarded tenure in liberal arts Discipline at a 2- or 4-year institution, Faheem has excelled professionally.
BLACK LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CALL TO ACTION AND EQUITY
LETTUCE TALK ABOUT FOOD WASTE
Josh Sweigart is an investigative reporter at the Dayton Daily News. His stories have focused on government waste, fraud, abuse and accountability in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol.
LOCAL NEWS IS BREAKING… AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Dr. Kami (pronounced kah-MEE) Anderson is an interculturalist, scholar and language advocate. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Anderson has always kept a tight grip on her passion and compassion for others and difference through language. Her primary focus is family empowerment through language with an emphasis on application and confidence.
“Molón De Idiomas” LANGUAGE SWAG IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Karla led a charmed life. Born in California, raised in Maryland, Karla came to Dayton, Ohio for college and stayed for marriage and family. Building a career in writing, marketing, publishing and printing, she balanced a home and work life with her husband, attorney Art Hollencamp.
FROM WIDOW TO WILLOW
Lindsay Ryan is a Doctor of Social Work student at the University of Southern California, where her research is focused on eradicating social isolation. She is currently working on innovative solutions to build more connected relationships and communities.
PHONE LINES ARE LIFELINES
Mark Bailey lives with anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder. Finding success on his journey has inspired him to help others, especially his peers at Procter and Gamble, where Mark is a Human Resources Expert.
I NEED TO SPEAK TO YOUR MANAGER
Marsha Therese Danzig, M. Ed Harvard , is an Advanced Yoga Therapist, Writer ,Speaker, Psychic Intuitive and Shamanic Healer. Marsha is a below knee amputee, pediatric cancer survivor and kidney transplant recipient. She is a 30-year veteran in yoga studies and a pioneer in adaptive yoga, as the founder of Yoga For Amputees® .
MARSHA THERESE DANZIG
FLAMENCO IS MY FIGHT
Mary Baldino is the owner of local esports center, Connect E-Sports. Mary works towards creating a safe space for gamers to meet and interact both online and IRL (in real life) through competitive and casual gaming. Mary is a University of Dayton alumni, and resides in Downtown Dayton with her husband.
WE JUST WANT TO PLAY! WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR WOMEN IN ESPORTS
Dr. Miri L-H Lader, Fellow in The American Academy of Pediatrics, has been serving the Dayton community since 2014. NYC native, Lader moved to Dayton in 2009 for medical training. After residency she was recruited to stay at Dayton Childrens Hospital, and was recently named Director of Medical Student Education in the department of pediatrics.
MAKING ROOM FOR TRUST IN THE DOCTOR/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP: IT JUST MAY SAVE US
Ryan C. Ivory is a master’s level Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Ohio. Additionally, she is a Social Work Case Manager Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the State Licensed Administrator of The Kid’s Institute, Inc. and an Adjunct Instructor at Ohio University.
BEING BLACK AS A PRE EXISTING HEALTH CONDITION
Trained as a geologist, Umesh Haritashya has used satellite images to study the impact of climate change on mountain glaciers and other natural hazards in the mountains, such as outburst floods and landslides. NASA has funded his research for the last ten years, where he combines satellite image analysis, computer modeling, and field observations.