Gia Machlin

Gia is the President & CEO of EcoPlum, Inc. She has a deep commitment to helping combat environmental issues through the social enterprise she founded in 2007. EcoPlum offers branded marketing solutions to help universities, businesses and organizations integrate sustainable values into their programs and practices. EcoPlum brands and customizes its curated Sustainable Swag® line […]

Kathrine Bejanyan

I grew up in California. Growing up my parents were quite strict and very focused on education. I quickly learned education was my way to greater freedom and personal agency. I started college pre-med but soon realized I didn’t like the subject and regularly skipped class but I found myself more and more drawn to […]

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist and trailblazer Jessica Mendoza joined ESPN in 2007 and in 2015, became the first woman to serve as an analyst for nationally-televised MLB games. She has since become one of the leading voices in ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage.In 2020, Mendoza serves as an analyst in ESPN’s exclusive English-language KBO […]

Ara Zada

Born and raised in Los Angeles Ara spent most of his younger years skateboarding and snowboarding though he always had his heart in the kitchen. He attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu and built a career as an Executive Chef specializing in recipe development and food styling. He has worked with Jaime Oliver Food […]