Presenters

Ariana Nuñez, MPH

Ariana Nuñez graduated with her B.S. in Public Health from Rutgers University in 2015. She began her career as a Community Health Worker at the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium. She then attended the Rutgers School of Public Health to complete her MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health in 2019. […]

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Humberto Baquerizo

Humberto Baquerizo is the President / CEO of Mentor U Connect, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower students with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. He is a Hispanic Commissioner for the City of Newark Mayor’s Office of International Relations and Diaspora Affairs (MOIRDA). He is the […]

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Zain Khawaja

Zain Khawaja is a first-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). His interests include medicine, financial markets, and public policy. Outside of medical school, he is involved with basic science and public health research. He serves on the board of a New Jersey nonprofit, with the goal of increasing education and career opportunities […]

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Dr. A. Tamika Quick

Alberta “Tamika” Quick is a first-generation college student born in Harlem, New York City, and raised in Passaic, NJ.  She holds a BA in Marketing and Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey, an MA in Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs Personnel from Montclair State University, and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership […]

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Ayannah Johnson, M.A. Ed

Ayannah is a first-generation graduate from Union, NJ. She is the conference coordinator for the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth empowerment conference. Ayannah graduated with a degree in Communications from Kean University in Union, NJ. Ayannah also received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Peter’s University. Ayannah’s areas of expertise include diversity education, LGBTQI+ […]

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Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.

Dr. Christopher Irving was born and raised in Paterson, NJ and is a proud product of the Paterson Public Schools. He holds a BA in Political Science from Ramapo College and an MA in Public Policy and International Affairs from William Paterson University. In July of 2016, Dr. Irving received his Doctorate in Education Administration […]

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Jose Luis Posos, M.Ed.

Jose Luis is a licensed counselor who brings significant years of experience in the areas of trauma-informed care, intimate partner violence, crisis intervention, and diversity, equity, and inclusion training within higher education. Jose received his Masters of Education from William Paterson University of New Jersey with a specialization in mental health. Jose Luis is also […]

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