PreXFenway 2015 Speakers

Deepti Navaratna, Musician/Neuroscientist/Cultural Entrepreneur; Founder and Director of Carnatic Alchemy Project, New England Conservatory of Music

Deepti Navaratna, Musician/Neuroscientist/Cultural Entrepreneur; Founder and Director of Carnatic Alchemy Project, New England Conservatory of Music

  Deepti Navaratna is a neuroscientist and musician based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An accomplished South Indian Classical musician, her music has been presented at premiere performing spaces in the United States such as Asia Society (New York City), Symphony Space (New York City), Jordan Hall (Boston), Harvard Arts Museum (Cambridge), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Yale School of music (New Haven, CT), among others. From South Indian classical music to avant garde to world music, her music embodies a rare […]

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Matthew Rouser, Code for Boston

Matthew Rouser, Code for Boston

Matthew Rouser is a Detroit native who’s traveled, studied, lived and worked internationally and at home. He is a strategist and technologist who is passionate about urban space.  He has devoted his career to making cities better for the people that dwell in them and promoting understanding of how we interact with city environments and assign them meaning.  Matthew believes new and innovative uses of urban space can make significant contributions to our public and private lives, and focuses on […]

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Ashley Rose, Poet; Poetry Instructor/ Arts Advocacy Assistant at Wang Center City Spotlights; Lead Organizer/Facilitator for Participatory Budgeting Project Boston

Ashley Rose, Poet; Poetry Instructor/ Arts Advocacy Assistant at Wang Center City Spotlights; Lead Organizer/Facilitator for Participatory Budgeting Project Boston

Ashley-Rose is a Haitian-American educator, organizer, actress and award-winning poet from Boston who attended Northeastern University. In 2014 Ashley-Rose was  named one of the most influential people under age 35 in Boston and was awarded the ONEin3  Positive Impact Award for her work with within arts, education and youth development.Her work has been has been featured in numerous collections and anthologies including The Anthohogy of Liberation Poetry.   She has worked in the non-profit field for more than a decade with […]

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Justin Kang, Executive Director, City Awake

Justin Kang, Executive Director, City Awake

A community organizer at heart, Justin is the Executive Director of City Awake where he is focused on establishing Greater Boston as a global hub for social impact. In 2014, City Awake partnered with 233 organizations to host its inaugural ten day festival which included 99 events attended by nearly 10000 attendees. In addition to City Awake, Justin spends his day at Yesware and his weekend across New England with Our Commonwealth. He is currently on the Massachusetts Board of […]

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Julie Judson, Manager of Institutional Advancement at Citi Performing Arts Center

Julie Judson, Manager of Institutional Advancement at Citi Performing Arts Center

Julie Judson has been working at Citi Performing Arts Center for three years and currently serves as the Manager of Institutional Advancement. Julie works closely with Citi Center’s Board of Directors and Overseers, cultivates and stewards companies who are members of the Corporate Leadership Program, and plans and implements fundraising special events.  Working closely with the Development team at Citi Center, she launched the Metropolitans, Citi Center’s young professionals group in January 2013.  Julie now manages the program and develops […]

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Gayle Hilgendorff, Executive Health and Leadership Coach

Gayle Hilgendorff, Executive Health and Leadership Coach

  Gayle Hilgendorff is an author, speaker and coach who has built her platform of healthy corporate leadership on the back of a twenty-one-year Human Resources career with a Fortune 500 company.  Now an Executive Health and Leadership Coach, Gayle works with organizations and individuals around the world to build their leadership capability, professionally and personally, through bettering their own health.