HEALTH & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Jordan Howard is a 21 year old thought leader at the intersection of sustainability, environmental education, and youth empowerment. As one of the youngest sustainability educators, Jordan has worked to provide youth with the inspiration and tools to create the change they want to see in their schools, communities, and cities across the globe. Jordan partners and advises non-profits and corporations with a focus to educate youth on social issues centered around : environmental literacy, health & wellness, plastic pollution, climate change, and environmental justice. The Surfrider Foundation, Alliance for Climate Education, United Nations Foundation and Dell and are a few she has partnered with over the years. Jordan’s work has been featured in the NY Times, National Scholastics, Ebony, ABC, NBC, FOX, GOOD, From opening for Secretary Hillary Clinton at fundraisers for President Obama to developing youth programs to educate teens in schools across India, Jordan’s journey to ensure that youth have the tools to be catalysts for change is only beginning.
ACCESS & AGENCY
Pauline Chow, Esq. is the Southern California Regional Policy Manager for Safe Routes to School National Partnership. She works through education, advocacy and lobbying influence land use and transportation policies to create walkable and bikeable communities in Southern California. Her work is targeted at increasing walking and bicycling in Southern California to school, work and play and preventing childhood obesity. Pauline is an experienced community organizer that believes in the public participation process. She leads regional and statewide coalition building in Orange County, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Additionally, she is a Center for Civic Leadership and Policy Fellow, program funded by California Wellness Foundation, engaged in developing policy change in the Inland Empire.
Prior to the National Partnership, Pauline was as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Public Law Center in affordable housing advocacy and impact litigation. She also has experience from the private sector in management consulting, banking, and financial compliance. She received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and B.S. in Math/Statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her favorite hobbies are rock climbing, teaching yoga and learning new technologies.
Ms. Khan is the Victim Assistance Coordinator/Victim Witness Specialist for SAC Los Angeles Field Office, Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining HSI (Homeland Security Investigations), she worked as Director of Anti-Human Trafficking program for the Salvation Army Western Region. Ms. Khan directed and managed federally-funded NETS (Network for Emergency Trafficking Services) for TSA (The Salvation Army) by providing technical assistance and support to all the anti-trafficking programs in the U.S. Western Territory. She has provided training to agents and others in the field (NGO’s, law enforcement, task forces, educational institutions, and professionals) and served as a liaison to federal, state, local victim assistance programs and NGOs.
Lt. Andrea Grossman
BULLYING & MISREPRESENTATION
Lieutenant Andrea Grossman has been a full-time police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for over 22 years. She is currently the Officer-In-Charge of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit and the ICAC Commander for the Regional Los Angeles ICAC Task Force Program, which are part of the Juvenile Division. The Los Angeles ICAC Unit is responsible for investigating Internet predators and the possession and distribution of child pornography over the Internet, child exploitation, possession of child pornography over the Internet, child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and child predators. She is the United States Representative for State and Local Law Enforcement Liaison to INTERPOL. She graduated from the University of La Verne and California State University at Long Beach. She has earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree. She also received a Presidential appointment as a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom for the study of Victimology.
Hello, my name is Dianna Martinez. I am 20 years old, born and raised in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. I am currently attending California State University-Los Angeles, majoring in Business & Marketing. I am a youth representative in the Building Healthy Communities-Boyle Heights collaborative. I address myself as an artist, working in different mediums. I am a photographer, videographer, an atresana, and a cultural promoter here in Boyle Heights. I have been deeply involved within the community for over 3 years and satisfied with the work I have been able to accomplish with great mentors. I have been involved with organizations such as Proyecto Jardin, Casa 0101, YMCA-Youth Institute, Building Healthy Communities-Boyle Heights, Latino Equality Alliance, East Los Angeles Community Corporation and the East Los Angeles Women’s Center. Currently, I’m working with Las Fotos Project and College Track as a mentor for young high school students. Life is defined as a struggle but we have to move forward and create change. No Way But Up.