Uuganaa Ramsay is an award-winning author, campaigner and speaker. Uuganaa won the Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Achievement in 2014. Her memoir Mongol won the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers and following Mongol’s publication, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service produced a documentary The Meaning of Mongol. Uuganaa was invited to speak at a conference at the United Nations, New York in 2016.
Claudia A. Fox Tree (she/ her) identifies as a multiracial Indigenous women. She has been a middle school special education teacher for over 30 years. During this time, she has also taught professional development, social justice courses at the college level for Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for all Students (IDEAS), as well as presenting at numerous national and local conferences. Claudia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts (Boston), teaching certification in elementary and special education from Fitchburg State College, and Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern University with a focus on educational research. She is currently a doctoral student at Lesley University. Claudia is also a polymer clay artist, blogger, and mother to five young adults (and four cats).
Genein Letford is an award-winning educator, best-selling author and global speaker on the Intercultural Creativity®. As a TEDx speaker and top creativity trainer, she has inspired many educators to be aware of their cultural lenses and creative abilities in order to produce innovative ideas for the classroom and workspace. She is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of CAFFE Strategies, LLC which trains administrators, educators and employees to unleash their Intercultural Creativity® for themselves and in their classrooms. Genein believes creative thinking paired with cultural competency are critical 21st Century skills and she is often called ‘America’s Creativity Coach’ for her work in reigniting Intercultural Creativity® and in our youth and in our workforce.
Alicia Thompson is a Jamaican Theatre Arts Storyteller, Playwright, Educator and TEDx Speaker. Alicia has used her artistry to create customized workshops and performances that uplift and empower others. She founded Artistry is Ministry (AIM) Productions as a pathway to address social issues, educate and inspire others for change, and build youth self-confidence. Alicia also integrates the Principles of Kingian Nonviolence in her work as a certified Teaching Artist. Her passion for community involvement has led her to serve on various boards and councils. Alicia is a member of the Connecticut Family School Partnerships Advisory Council (CFSP), National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement (NAFSCE), Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), and Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (Parent SEE).
Avishta L. Seeras is a neurolanguage educator, translator and polyglot. She has a B.A. (Hons.) in Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, a B.Sc. in Human Ecology, and has also earned several professional certifications. She is the founder and producer of The Lingua-Cultura Experience, a non-for-profit organization which focuses on creating multilingual spaces for people to share their experiences and knowledge about world languages and cultures. Avishta has recently produced three global events including Connection: A Lingua-Cultura Experience (June), Camp Languages at Burning Man (August), and The Lingua-Cultura Experience at Polyglot Conference Global (October). Her mission is to use the Lingua-Cultura Experience platforms to promote multilingualism and multiculturalism, and to advocate for the preservation and revitalization of endangered languages and cultures.