Presenters

Dr. Zoila Quezada

Zoila Quezada was raised in New Jersey from the time she was nine, Dr. Zoila Quezada’s focus on education had always been a priority. She attended Ramapo College of New Jersey where she had the opportunity to be a student leader and later used those skills in her career and her graduate degrees. Dr. Zoila […]

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Eileen Gisela Carrión

Eileen is a first-generation American. She proudly represents her Ecuadorian heritage. Eileen is the first one in her family to have graduated from college. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from NJCU and pursuedher Master of Social Work at Rutgers University. Her area of emphasis is in Clinical work, specializing in working with […]

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Fredmier Melendez

Freddy Melendez is a sales and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in the Public Relations, Travel & Hospitality, and SaaS industries. He has worked for small-to-medium sized companies, international businesses, and Fortune 5000 businesses. Freddy passion include helping and empowering other Latinx students and professionals in learning the essential skills needed to […]

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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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Kevin Heuzo Funes

Kevin Heuzo Funes, born in San Salvador, El Salvador, immigrated to New Jersey when he was a small child.  Kevin graduated from Memorial High School, where he participated for many years in their highly-regarded peer leadership and peer mediation programs. After graduation he served as an advisor to these programs, and was also selected to […]

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Judith Springer, PsyD.

Judith Springer, PsyD. is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist with decades of experience working in and with schools, colleges, universities and other organizations.  She earned her doctorate at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University.  Judith is the Associate Director of the the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for […]

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Rosana Reyes

Rosana Reyes is Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Luzerne County Community College. Prior to serving in this role, Ms. Reyes served as Associate Vice President of the Newburgh campus at The State University of New York-Orange County, SUNY Orange. At this same institution, she also served as Director of Educational Partnerships.   […]

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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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