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Wednesday, May 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ignite Sessions

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LOCATION: Museum Theater, first floor

Partake in a selection of 4 short talks covering immigrant community and economic development stories, ideas, and innovations. Ignite Talks are built on the idea that "everyone speaks," giving an opportunity to present a unique idea, innovation, or story in a quick, energetic 5-minute presentation.

Moderators
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Millie Chu

VP of Global Entrepreneurship and STEM Talent, Global Detroit
Millie Chu is the Vice President of Global Entrepreneurship and STEM Talent at Global Detroit and spearheads the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence (Global EIR) program. Through Global EIR, Millie supports international founders in the high-growth, advanced technology industry by providing... Read More →

Speakers
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Molly Hilligoss

Senior Midwest Regional Manager, Welcoming America
Molly is the Senior Midwest Regional Manager at Welcoming America. In her role, she provides technical assistance to community partners and members of the Welcoming Network based in the Midwest.Previously, Molly served as the Social Justice and Advocacy Director for YWCA La Crosse... Read More →
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Bob Doyle

Manager, West Side Bazaar, Westminster Economic Development Initiative
Bob is a lifelong Buffalonian and currently serves as the Community Development Director of WEDI. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from SUNY Buffalo and has spent over a decade working in restaurants and nonprofits in Buffalo. Bob loves traveling, cooking, gardening, eating... Read More →
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Leani García Torres

Policy Manager, New American Economy
Leani García Torres is a State & Local Policy Manager at New American Economy, a bipartisan research and advocacy organization making the case for smart, sensible immigration policies in cities, states, and nationally. At NAE, she is responsible for managing and expanding the organization's... Read More →
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Guillermo Velazquez

Executive Director, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation
Guillermo is the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Hispanic DevelopmentCorporation, a non-profit organization focused on entrepreneurial and investmentdevelopment. He began his entrepreneurship experience at Desarrollo EmpresarialMexicano (DESEM), an entrepreneurship program in... Read More →
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Amy Campbell

Corners Outreach
Amy Campbell is a writer, teacher, and grant writer, most recently partnering with Corners Outreach, a nonprofit that primarily serves the low-income Hispanic community in the metro Atlanta area. In addition to her work in Development at Corners, Amy is building a social-emotional... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Andy Warhol Museum - First Floor Theater 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212