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2022 TEDx Oneonta Speakers

Rosalia Rivera

(Timmins, Ontario, Canada) “Ending Rape Culture One Word at a Time”    

Rosalia Rivera is a passionate consent educator, sexual literacy advocate, speaker, change agent, and survivor turned thriver. She is the host of AboutCONSENT™, a podcast for survivors and those who support survivors. Rosalia is also the founder of CONSENTparenting™, an online platform for survivor parents to learn how to protect their families from abuse. And she is soon launching CONSENTwear™, a clothing brand for kids, teens and adults to create consent culture.


Lisa Powell Graham

Lisa Powell Graham, MPA is a women's leadership coach, keynote & inspirational speaker, and political trainer whose passion is helping others tap into their own secret superpowers. Lisa was part of Hillary Clinton's campaign staff in 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked on numerous local, state, and presidential campaigns, starting at age 8. Lisa has traveled to 30+ countries, and has studied yoga and meditation since 2005. She is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach and meditation instructor. Lisa earned her Master in Public Administration degree at Harvard Kennedy School in 2005.

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Lisa Meschutt

Lisa Meschutt is a NYS STEM Master Teacher, Vice President of Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans Humane Society, Event Director for TEDxOneonta, and founder of Oneonta Adventure Club.  She has been the recipient of many awards of excellence in education and most recently received an award for excellence in community service from the Oneonta Chapter DAR.



Anne Therese Gennari

Anne Therese is a speaker, educator, and environmental activist, and the founder of The Climate Optimist, Role Models Management, and Hey Change Podcast. As an educator and consultant, she helps shift the narrative around climate change so that we can act from courage and excitement, not fear.

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Micah Wonjoon Kessel

Micah Wonjoon Kessel designs for human flourishing.  He is CEO of Empathable, Design Lead at a top emotions research neuroscience lab, IASLab, and for the implicit bias lab of Dr. Mahzarin Banaji at Harvard Psychology.  Micah has designed experiences for Google, Disney, Microsoft, and founded the world’s top escape room.

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