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Pilin Anice, Performing Artist & Athleta Ambassador

Pilin Anice is a dance and yoga instructor, performing artist, and model. Pilin is passionate about helping others tune into their highest self by improving their health and wellbeing. From universities to community organizations, she has guided students of all ages in the sacred movements of yoga and dance through a range of workshops and classes. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, BET/CentricTV, and YogaXpress. Pilin earned her 200 Hour RYT at Reflections Yoga in Guatemala and is certified in holistic nutrition as well as Thai Massage Therapy. For over 14 years, she has studied with masters of West African dance, Duhnam Technique, and African Diasporic dances of Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil. Her passion for yoga and dance lead her to become a certified Afro Flow Yoga instructor, which she has taught in the US and abroad.

A proud member of Actor Equity Association, Pilin has performed Off-Broadway, on National Tours and in regional productions. She has modeled in commercials, print ads, and industrials for many Fortune 500 companies including Disney, Visa, Google, Chase, and Canon. She has also worked extensively as a vocalist performing in concerts and cabarets throughout New York City.

Pilin is an alumna of Howard University, where she was awarded the Debbie & Phylicia Ayers-Allen Performing Arts Scholarship. She also studied at the Ailey School and is a certified nutrition coach from Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Georgia Hunter, NY Times Bestselling Author, “We Were the Lucky Ones"


Georgia Hunter was born in Massachusetts and raised in Providence, Rhode Island.

When Georgia Hunter was fifteen years old, she learned that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. Her bestselling debut novel, “We Were the Lucky Ones,” was born of her quest to uncover her family’s staggering history. It took Hunter nearly a decade to begin the saga of her grandfather and his four Kurc siblings whose descendants span the globe. After creating a color-coded timeline to keep track of the many family branches, she turned to researching archives and museums and contacting ministries and magistrates. “We Were the Lucky Ones” is currently being adapted for TV.  Hunter received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and settled on a career in marketing and branding. She freelances as a copywriter for adventure travel outfitters, including Austin Adventures and The Explorer’s Passage, and lives in Connecticut with her husband and young son.

Dr. Cristal Glangchai, Founder VentureLabs

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Dr. Cristal Glangchai, PhD, is a scientist, entrepreneur, and mentor with a passion for teaching and engaging girls in technology and entrepreneurship. She was the Founding Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Austin and the Director of the Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange at the University of Texas in Austin. She's also the Founder and CEO of VentureLab, a non-profit that runs experiential learning programs in youth tech entrepreneurship.

Dr. Cristal Glangchai recently served as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Trinity University. Prior to that, she founded a nanotechnology drug delivery company and ran the Idea to Product Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Glangchai’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the TODAY Show, NPR’s The TakeAway, Mashable, Medium, Silicon Hills News, Rivard Report, San Antonio Express-News, and San Antonio Business Journal. Dr. Glangchai was also named “Woman of the Year” by the San Antonio Business Journal (and she was named one of the 40 Under 40 in the journal’s annual awards). In 2016, she was featured speaker at SXSWInteractive and SXSWEdu.

Dr. Glangchai has worked in intellectual property, technology commercialization, and product development. She received her B.A. in Plan II, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was recently a featured alumni. In addition, she holds two doctoral certificates in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Molecular Imaging for Diagnostic and Therapeutics.

Deirdre Stanley, EVP and General Counsel Thomson Reuters

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Prior to joining the company as General Counsel in 2002, Deirdre held various legal and senior executive positions, including Deputy General Counsel, at IAC (previously USA Networks, Inc.). From 1997 to 1999, Deirdre served as Associate General Counsel for GTE Corporation (a predecessor company to Verizon), where she headed the mergers and acquisitions practice group. She began her career as a corporate associate with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Deirdre is a director of Consolidated Edison, Inc. She also serves as a Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Special Surgery, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Executive Leadership Council.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a JD from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review.

Meaghan Davis, Instructor, “Brave Academy”

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Meaghan Davis is the Founder of The BRAVE Institute. She first established BRAVE, formerly known as BRAVE Girls Leadership Inc., in the Spring of 2013 while working as a social studies teacher in Connecticut. Meaghan attended the University of Connecticut for both her undergraduate degrees in History and Education, as well as her graduate studies in Education, Feminist Studies, Nonprofit Management, Peace Studies and the Human Right to Education. Her experiences with teaching and learning have had a profound and rewarding impact on her life and has further developed her genuine belief in the transformative power of education and leadership for social justice.

Meaghan truly believes in the positive power of humans and she is determined to help humans discover their best self and realize their own full potential. She continues to be inspired everyday by the words, actions and stories of courageous people from around the world. Meaghan is fiercely dedicated to living BRAVE and bringing the BRAVE mission to life.