Tracy Criswell

Dr. Criswell is a cell biologist and studies how skeletal muscle regenerates after injury, how regeneration changes as we age, and what can be done about it.

Yeoheung Yun

Dr. Yun’s interest is in creating lab-based brain tissue devices, which will help researchers learn how different brain diseases work and how different medicines and toxins affect the brain.

Sheeba Dawood

Dr. Sheeba Dawood is a nanoscientist and CEO and co-founder of Minerva Lithium LLC. Dawood leveraged lithium-trapping technology she developed as a doctoral student into her spin-off company, which aims to disrupt the energy storage industry.

Candace Liger

Candace Liger is the founder of The Center For Body Autonomy, which promotes safe, healthy, and inclusive environments for bodies to thrive.

Vicki Genfan

Virtuoso guitarist, singer and composer Vicki Genfan draws from folk, jazz, pop, soul and world music.

Brianna Tam

Brianna Tam, originally from Connecticut, is a professional classical and electric cellist and composer.

Omon Isikhuemhen

Dr. Omoanghe “Omon” Isikhuemhen is a professor of mushroom science and fungal biotechnology whose research centers on the science and technology we need to mass produce and utilize mushrooms for food, pleasure, and healthy living.

Sofija Volertas

As an assistant professor of medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, she sees patients and teaches future medical practitioners.

Peter Warmka

Peter Warmka is a former CIA intelligence officer with over 20 years of experience in breaching the security of organizations overseas, through the artful manipulation of insiders. He is the founder of the Counterintelligence Institute LLC and author of a nonfiction best seller about his experiences.

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson is a social worker with a vision to transform the child welfare system.