Aya- College Admission Literacy Consulting Company (CALCC)

Aya is committed to college access and increasing college admissions literacy and confidence. As a former admissions officer, she witnessed first-hand the disparity between high school students from low-income communities and students from more affluent schools and communities. As a beneficiary of college access and preparatory programs, Aya is passionate about connecting students and parents to resources and equipping them with meaningful information and skills to be successful in the college admissions process. In August 2016, Aya founded the CALCC (The College Admissions Literacy Consulting Company), an online college admissions company that aims to equip high school students and their parents with meaningful skills, information, and resources to successfully navigate the college admissions process.

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Kellinda Brown-The Girl with the Frames

Kellinda Brown aka The Girl With The Frames is a motivational speaker,teacher of personal finance and the author of "Put Your Feelings In Your Pocket" Women,Emotions and Money. Her book is about how emotional spending is a major cause of financial issues for women. She is coined saying " When you control your emotions,you control your money".

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Samantha Dickenson-Cooking with Sam Rae

After obtaining her masters, Samantha accepted a job offer in Silver Spring, Maryland and currently works full-time as an accreditation specialist for national and international public health schools and programs. Samantha is also pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership. Although she wears many hats, Samantha's primary mission is to appease the taste buds of her customers and accommodate each request in a timely manner.

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Maria Smith- Certified Relationship Coach

Certified Relationship Coach, specializing in communication between men and women of color. An advocate for honest and forthcoming communication, she is the creator and host of Concrete Conversations, a highly sought-after podcast that focuses on relationships. Maria also founded Concrete Conversations, LLC and uses both platforms to exemplify her dedication and determination in refining communication habits between men and women of color.

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Angela Young- Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Angela D. Young was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, by a supportive family with whom she is still close.She went on to attend college at Clark Atlanta University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts, with a concentration in TV, radio, and film. Upon graduation, she was immediately offered a job as a manager at the renowned Patchwerk Recording Studios. During her tenure there, she had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent Hip Hop and R&B artists in the industry. It was there that she came into her own and learned how to be a businesswoman.  She self-published her first book of poetry for young women in 2014. The book is entitled Pieces of Me. This inspiring book of poetry covers sensitive and universal topics with a gentle, honest approach that invites the reader into a conversation with the poet.

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Lauren Woulard- Publicist

Lauren Woulard is a talented publicist who has specialized in the luxury fashion and beauty industries, in addition to talent procurement and entertainment. She is currently an Entertainment/Film Publicist in the Atlanta office of leading entertainment agency, Allied Integrated Marketing. There Lauren leads the regional targeted marketing film campaigns with a focus on the African-American and urban market. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and is a graduate of Howard University.

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