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Jashin Lin has a passion to bridge business, culture, and perspectives Jashin Lin has a passion to bridge business, culture, and perspectives between East and West. Currently, she is a Global Project Manager at Corporate Development at ByteDance (parent company of TikTok) with focus on strategic partnerships to increase user growth and enhance user engagement. Prior to ByteDance, Lin was a management consultant at GEP advising Fortune 500 clients to improve operations and achieve bottom-line results.
J. Michael Melton is the Chef and Head of Culinary at Impossible Foods, leading the culinary development relationship for National and Strategic Accounts as well as the culinary aspects of Impossible as it applies to product application, recipe innovation, & equipment. His work involves assisting the Impossible Foods product & research development team from a culinary perspective as well as working with operators on culinary innovation and technical product information.
Myronn Vernon is a Research Laboratory Technician in a cancer research laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S in Biology from California State University, San Bernardino and is currently pursuing a Post-Baccalaureate certificate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His ongoing education in the sciences has sparked a love in him for all life and the great outdoors. When not working in the laboratory or studying for graduate school he enjoys watching anime, cooking, cycling at the beach and going on camping trips.
David Imani develops social media strategies and talent partnerships in his role as a social media strategist at Allison+Partners. His work on Impossible Foods, Budweiser, Samsung, among others across Allison+Partners centers around his knack for strategic collaboration and flair for leveraging the magic of digital marketing. Fusing entertainment, social impact, tech, food, and hospitality, David's experiences all ladder all up to his ultimate focus of community and conversation.
Curtis Ullerich works at Google building learning platforms and bringing computer science education to youth through 4-H. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a minor in Music Technology. With a ten-year history as an Iowa 4-H'er, he spent four years leading the California 4-H Management Board in their mission of helping California's youth reach their fullest potential. When not doing one of these things, you can find him trail running or taking photos of the Milky Way somewhere in the wilderness.
(born October 23, 1979 in Burley, Idaho), lived in the Mexican state of Sinaloa until the age of 8. He and his family later moved to Glenns Ferry, Idaho. He is the son of Juan Guerrero and Dora Guerrero Gastelum. He graduated from Glenn’s Ferry High School and he graduated from Boise State University where he received a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design in 2004. Before entering the popular Mexican show La Academia, an 'American Idol'-style TV show, he was a member of several music groups, most recently Grupo Karibe in Boise, which performs all styles of music in Spanish. He was working for a Boise Airport car rental company when he auditioned for the show in Los Angeles. He beat out 150,000 people from Mexico and the United States to become one of 18 contestants during the show's fourth season. On 24 September 2005, Edgar Guerrero traveled to Burley, Idaho, to receive the keys of the city for being a good ambassador of the community. The mayor John Anderson proclaimed 24 September "Edgar Guerrero Day" and in Boise Idaho on the 17th of November. At this moment Edgar is working on many projects, he currently resides in Phoenix AZ, owns a marketing company called P.E.G. MPP Marketing, Promotions and Productions.
Jenny Gallegos is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and TRiO alumn who now serves in the United States Air Force. As an Idaho native, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Boise State University and law degree from University of Idaho. She has a passion for public service, believing in the phrase "a su servicio"or "at your service" instilled by her parents. Through her journey, she has been supported by her husband of nearly 12 years and three kids, Julian, Nicco, and Natalie.
Saul Solis is a first-generation Mexican American. He was born in Ontario, Oregon and was raised in Weiser, Idaho. Saul grew up in a migrant farm-working family so during summer months he and his siblings joined their parents working in the fields. His parents instilled a strong work ethic and passion for education so that someday he and his siblings would do work beyond the fields of Idaho and Oregon. Upon graduating from Weiser High School, Saul moved to Boise and attended Boise State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management. Saul started his career at a company called Impac Services where he worked on Oracle software implementation projects for seven years. Currently, Saul is a Software Development Product Manager for a software company called Cask that is headquartered in San Diego, CA, but he works out of their Boise, Idaho office. Saul helps software development teams develop applications for the United States government. He enjoys traveling and meeting people from all over the world. Saul enjoys mentoring and connecting with youth and believes in their ability to lead in their every day lives.