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Kurt Whittaker is an IT Audit and Risk professional from Trinidad and Tobago whose skills range from software development and database design to process reengineering and entrepreneurship. He currently manages the IT Auditing operations at one of the leading Banks in his home country. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Management as well as a Masters of Science in Project Management from the University of the West Indies. Outside of his work, he is a passionate advocate for cancer research and philanthropy, having held the position of Director at the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society for many years.
Joe Bolling is an electrical systems engineer with a broad range of experience in hardware and software. After spending three years at Microsoft, he moved over to Aurora Innovation where he helps to develop electrical systems for their autonomous vehicle platform. His interests include signals, systems, electronic control, robotics, and embedded processing. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking and spends some of his free time volunteering and mentoring. He recently coached a high school robotics team to place in the finals of their state robotics competition.
David Darby is an electrical engineer hailing from the Hawaiian Archipelago. He is passionate about autonomous systems but has spent most of his career working control systems for submarines and surface vehicles for the United States Navy. His skills include embedded systems, PCB design, micro-controllers and power generation and distribution. He is an avid Basketball player and also spends his down time coaching high school basketball.
Raigon Wilson is a nutritionist from Atlanta, GA. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition Science from Howard University and has professional interests centering around the intersection of nutritional health and climate change. She has worked with several food justice organizations in Washington, D.C. and her home town. Her passion for nutrition equity has led her to contribute to anti-hunger efforts across the globe.

Sonia Kumar is an artist from New Jersey who holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Rutgers University. Her passion for exploring the connection between art and science inspires her work, shown in her use of unconventional materials and media. Sustainability, a common theme in her work, has led her to focus on using recycled materials and explore the world of Mycology in search of new concepts. 
De’Schzunell “DJ” Catlin is a NASA senior engineer and engineering manager with experience in aerospace research, development, test, and operations, as well as avionics systems engineering. In parallel to his work at NASA, DJ has also served in many small business early-stage leadership roles assisting multiple startups in business development. De’Schzunell studied Applied Physics at Morehouse College, received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Antelope Valley, is an Executive Master of Global Business Management candidate in Space Leadership, Business, and Policy at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is a venture finance certification candidate from VC University at UC Berkeley Law.
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