Jamie is a producer, writer and entrepreneur. Jamie produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where she helped the show win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series two years in a row and an institutional Peabody Award. She also researched and produced for Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, PBS Frontline's The Persuaders, American Experience's Kinsey, ABC News and Sundance Channel digital and is currently writing a nonfiction book on Silicon Valley. She is the founder and CEO of Vayable.com, a digital platform that creates experiential local stories from around the world. Jamie began her career working in civil rights litigation and policy as paralegal at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). She holds a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Van Jones - Co-Creator
Van is a TV personality, former Obama White House advisor and bestselling author. A Yale-educated attorney, he has founded four successful nonprofit organizations, including The Dream Corps --home of the #cut50 and #Beyond Prisons initiatives--where he is currently President. An environmentalist and human rights champion, Van has received awards and honors from TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Fast Company magazine and the World Economic Forum.
Lori is a writer, editor, producer, and media executive, exploring storytelling in all of its forms. She served as Editorial Director at entertainment company Atom Factory, leading the company’s media division. She co-founded Smashd, a publication and platform about culture, music, and tech. Previously, she was a digital editor and columnist for Forbes, writing about entrepreneurs, startups, and technology. Prior to Forbes, she served as senior editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she headed mobile technology, digital strategy, and emerging platforms for the media company. She has worked with MIT Media Lab startups on the merger of tech and story, and has served as adjunct faculty at Chapman University and USC. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California.
Aunny de la Rosa Bathe
Aunny (on-knee) specializes in media/partner/influencer relations, business strategy, content development, and brand marketing activations. Just out of college at the height of the tech boom in 1999, Aunny joined one of LA’s first digital marketing and PR agencies specializing in tech, art, and lifestyle products – clients have included Kodak, Virgin (Megastore), Yelp, Talenthouse, Fluence, and Two Bit Circus. Since then, she has held senior executive level positions at leading tech and consumer PR agencies, managed corporate communications in- house at Lunch.com and deviantART.com, and has consulted SMBs and entrepreneurs at every stage of business through her independent practice. Today, Aunny leverages over 16 years in tech, integrating business principles into communication programs for clients in industries ranging from art, design, education, entertainment, and non-profits. Aunny has produced several notable events for individual clients and brands alike, including art biennials and exhibitions, fundraising campaigns, concerts, book launches, and experiential activations. Aunny is a passionate arts advocate, urban gardener, cyclist, and audiophile living and working in her hometown of Los Angeles.
Johnny Perez is a non-attorney advocate at the Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP), a civil legal services firm that provides legal and social work services to people with serious mental illness. Specifically, he is assigned to MHP’s Safe Re-entry Project, where he works with people with mental illness and histories of incarceration, to connect them to the services in the community that will assist them to attain better measures of recovery and gain the stability necessary to avoid further contact with the criminal justice system. Read his interview >>