Diego Mariscal is 20 year old. He is currently studying International Relations at American University in Washington DC. Diego has alway showed interest and passion for disability advocacy, he ﬁrst got seriously involved in the community in 2002 by representing Nuevo Leon in the National Paralympics.
Vishal co-founded Dream A Dream (www.dreamadream.org) along with 11 others, in 1999. Dream A Dream now is an 12-year old professional organization that is working on empowering young people from vulnerable backgrounds by developing life skills and at the same time sensitizing the community through active volunteering leading to a non-discriminatory society where unique differences are appreciated.
Todd is the founder of Launchonete, a site-speciﬁc artist residency & human mobility project, with an underlying focus on alternative economies, currencies and exchange. It is a constructive critique of the growing /vague-ing residency sector; a contemplation on gentriﬁcation as a way of life, one that is related to globalization, commodiﬁcation, and the idea of brazilianiﬁcation, a term used to describe process in which the middle class disappears, and the gulf between the upper and lower classes widens; an observatory on artist mobility’s relation to human mobility (and vice versa); station of witness and workplace … the panopticon remixed.
Susana has been working in global health for over 15 years, from various perspectives.
Her passion to ﬁnd solutions to the HIV epidemic led her to join a team working on a clinical trial for an HIV vaccine funded by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). Yet the lack of medical infrastructure in so many countries contrasting with the access of businesses to even the farthest villages led her to seek to understand how to combine the reach of private sector approaches with the mission in healthcare.
Kingsley N.T. Bangwell started Youngstars Foundation at the age of 22 in a local barber shop in 1995. He operated his organization for 7 years without funding or ofﬁce, butsecured his ﬁrst grant in 2003. With background in Social Work and Community Development from Plateau State Polytechnic in 2004, Kingsley Bangwell is a passionate youth activist, a proliﬁc youth speaker and a preacher. He is the ﬁrst Nigerian youngster to participate in the prestigious Stanford Summer Fellowship on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law in 2007 at Stanford University California.