Danielle R. Gilmore

Title: PhD Candidate

Company: George Washington University

Location: California

Education: PhD in Public Policy and Administration, The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (2018-2022);

MPP, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016-2018);

BS in Public Health, University of Central Oklahoma (2011-2016)

Career History: Graduate Research Assistant, George Washington Institute of Public Policy (2018-Present);

Research Assistant, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (2016-Present);

Research and Evaluation Associate, Mirror Group LLC (2019-2020);

Research Assistant, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, Rosslyn, VA (2019);

Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2017-2018)

Event Coordinator, Main Event Entertainment (2015-2016);

Banquet Attendant Trainer, Main Event Entertainment (2014-2016);

Office of Partner Engagement Intern, Oklahoma State Department of Health (2015-2016);

Practicum Student, Muscular Dystrophy Association (2014);

Server, Outback Steakhouse (2012-2014)

Danielle R. Gilmore, PhD Candidate at George Washington University, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of public policy and education.

For the past decade, Ms. Gilmore has dedicated herself to education, providing a voice to the voiceless, and highlighting an underrepresented population through research and hard work. Attributing her success to peerless drive, passion, and the desire to make her corner of the world “a better place,” she has served as a graduate research assistant at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy since 2018. In this role, she supports the research projects of Dr. Andrew Reamer, a renowned economic and workforce development analyst, by conducting literature scans, classifying databases, studying and maintaining typologies for non-degree credentials, and analyzing how federal government agencies purchase and use private data sets.

Additionally, since 2016, Ms. Gilmore has been active as a research assistant at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, for which she works on two major projects—conducting data cleaning and analysis and developing peer-reviewed scholarly articles around the Black Men’s Health Study, a National Institutes of Health-granted initiative, and analyzing how stress impacted mental health. Outside of these primary endeavors, she has also excelled as a research and evaluation associate for Mirror Group, LLC, conducting documentary analysis and facilitating evaluation workshops, from 2019 to 2020; a research assistant for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in 2019; and a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University from 2017 to 2018. At Johns Hopkins, she served under Dr. Roland Thorpe for his course, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Scientific Writing in Public Health,” for which she performed data analyses and graded students’ writing assignments. Previous positions include an event coordinator at Main Event Entertainment, an intern at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and a practicum student at the Muscular Dystrophy Association based in Oklahoma City.

Ms. Gilmore has prepared for her illustrious career by earning a Bachelor of Science in public health from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2016, a Master of Public Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in public policy and administration from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. In addition, she was certified as a health education specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. in 2016. Over the course of her academic journey, she has contributed greatly to education, serving in the roles of member and chair for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy; a mentor at Washington Evaluators; a community consultant at Johns Hopkins; and president of the Johns Hopkins University MPP Alumni Association. For her services, she has earned many accolades and is a dedicated member of such professional organizations as the Society for Public Health Education, American Public Health Association, and Association of Public Policy and Management—among others.

Ms. Gilmore has also authored numerous publications across several peer-reviewed academic journals, her most recent analyzing the role of representation at school. Looking toward the future, she aspires to work for a consultant firm, where she can conduct evaluations, analyze policies, and ideally interact with government agencies and regulatory agencies in order to create high-level system changes. She also strives to one day become an adjunct professor at a university.

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Anthony Clark Jr.

Title: Student

Company: Grand Valley State University

Location: Michigan

Education: AA in Multimedia Journalism, Grand Rapids Community College (2021); BA in Communication Studies, Grand Valley State University

Career: Staff Writer, Lanthorn, Grand Valley State University (2021-Present); Line Cook, Peppino’s Sports Grille & Pizzeria, Kentwood, MI (2018-Present); Administrative Assistant, GVSU Sociology Department, Allendale, MI (2021); Journalist, The Collegiate, Grand Rapids Community College (2019-2021); Kitchen Supervisor, Fricano’s of Caledonia, Caledonia, MI (2015-2018)

Anthony Clark Jr., Student at Grand Valley State University, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of communication.

For as long as he can remember, Mr. Clark has been passionate about writing. As a child, he often filled notebooks with fictional tales and dreamt of one day becoming an author. Motivated by his mother, who raised three children on her own, and his grandfather, a military veteran and hard worker who served as a great role model to him, he devoted himself to being a strong student and eventually enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in 2019, where he majored in multimedia journalism. He quickly proved himself in his field by joining the school’s news publication, The Collegiate, and advancing from a reporter to a Sports Editor to Editor-in-Chief—which he considers a crowning achievement—by the time he graduated in 2021. In doing so, Mr. Clark became the first in his family to graduate from college, lending credence to his philosophy that “with hard work and determination, success will come when it’s least expected.”

Diploma in hand, Mr. Clark sought to continue on his higher education journey and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies at Grand Valley State University, which he strives to obtain by 2023. There, he serves as a staff writer for Lanthorn, a twice-weekly newspaper published by the school for which he writes and reports both news and sports articles. In addition, he has excelled as a line cook at Peppino’s Sports Grille & Pizzeria since 2018. He was previously active as an Administrative Assistant within the sociology department at the university, creating syllabi and course material for professors, managing filing systems and records, and directing students in need of program assistance. As a testament to his abilities in his field, Mr. Clark has garnered several accolades, including a Grand Valley Award for Excellence, and serves as a member of both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Valuing the advice and feedback of others, and finding his role incredibly rewarding, Mr. Clark will soon be working for a broadcasting company in West Michigan and aspires to become a communications director for either of his alma maters.

Zachary J. Ridder

Title: Academic Adviser

Company: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Location: Tennessee

Education: MPA, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2020);

MBA, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2018);

BS in Economics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2016);

BA in History, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2014);

Pursuing PhD, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Career History: Academic Adviser, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2019-Present);

Academic Records Specialist, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2017-2019);

Operator, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2013-2017);

Intern, Tennessee Valley Authority (2016-2017);

Cell Technician, Sam’s Club (2013- 2014);

Term Worker, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2011-2013);

Student Worker, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2010- 2011);

Shift Lead, Blue Coast Burrito, Chattanooga, TN (2006- 2009);

Cashier, Staples (2006- 2007)

Zachary J. Ridder, Academic Adviser at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of education.

For Mr. Ridder, persistence and a strong work ethic have been the driving forces behind his advancement from a cashier at Staples to the academic adviser at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Since 2019, his role in higher education has involved integrating first-year students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, political science, communications, and mathematics into the university and connecting them to the right resources; encouraging their involvement in the school’s variety of programs; teaching them the ropes on a technical level; and, most importantly of all, helping them navigate their new environment and encouraging them to advocate for themselves and stay on track toward success. Motivated by his own experiences as a student at the University of Tennessee, his mission has stemmed from his realization that it’s “a lot harder to fix problems at the end of the road than it is to prevent them in the first place.”

While he grew up in a house of education, Mr. Ridder—as his father was a school teacher-turned-principal who ultimately served as an agent with the FBI—he insists that it wasn’t intelligence that drove him to where he is today but an ability to never give up no matter how difficult things got. While in high school, he worked at Staples from 2006 to 2007 and as a shift lead at Blue Coast Burrito in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before graduating and attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He initially wanted to major in physics, but upon reflection, he realized that he just enjoyed learning and wanted to better understand how everything in the world came to be. Between 2014 and 2020, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history, a Bachelor of Science in economics, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Public Administration—he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in learning and leadership. All the while, he served as a student and term worker, a cell technician at Sam’s Club, an intern at Tennessee Valley Authority, and then an operator and an academic records specialist at the university between 2013 and 2019.

A major incentive for his gravitation toward academic advising was feeling as though he was not properly guided as a student; it took him six years to graduate with his first degree, predominantly due to not being aware of certain academic policies. On top of his myriad responsibilities, he has served as the president of Scenic City Clay Arts—a nonprofit that promotes the art form in the city through outreach and educational assistance programs—and a member of both the National Academic Advising Association and Tennessee City Management Association. In five years, he hopes to have obtained his PhD, keep learning, work in education, and pursue a job in the federal government.

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Paul Griffin Hunt

Title: 1) Exercise Physiologist 2) Lecturer

Company: 1) Mercy General Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation 2) California State University, Chico

Location: California

Education: Master’s in Kinesiology, California State University-Chico (2016-2017); Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, Major in Movement Studies, Fitness and Wellness, Minor in Adapted Physical Activity, California State University-Chico (2013-2016)

Career History: Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Mercy General Hospital, Dignity Health (2021-Present); Lecturer, California State University, Chico (2020-Present); Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Dignity Health (2019-Present); Physical Therapy Aide, Pillsbury Physical Therapy (2019-2020); Graduate Teaching Lab Instructor, California State University, Chico (2017-2018); Intern, Enloe Medical Center (2017); Employee, C Bar D Feeds (2016-2019); Special Topics in Horticultural Therapy – Class Development Intern, California State University, Chico (2016-2017); Semester Internship #2 – Kinesiology 207, California State University, Chico (2016); Coach, Wildcat Sports Performance (2016); Semester Internship #1 – Kinesiology 207, California State University, Chico (2015); Farm Intern, Farmelot and Riparia (2014-2018); Student Assistant – Kinesiology Equipment Management Room, California State University, Chico (2014-2016); Caregiver, Movement Tutor, Accredited Home Care (2014-2015); Student Volunteer, Personal Exercise Assistant, Santa Rosa Junior College (2010-2013)

Paul Griffin Hunt, Exercise Physiologist at Mercy General Hospital and Lecturer at California State University, Chico, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of health care.

Attributing his success to hard work, focus, and discipline, Mr. Hunt has excelled in balancing his numerous impactful roles, serving as a clinical exercise physiologist at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital within the Dignity Health Medical Group since 2019; a lecturer at California State University, Chico since 2020; and a clinical exercise physiologist at Dignity Health’s Mercy General Hospital since 2021. Wielding dual expertise in exercise rehabilitation for cardiac and pulmonary diseases as well as kinesiology, he has built an accomplished career on a strong education and work experience background—all of which set him on the path to help others.

Mr. Hunt served as a volunteer and a personal exercise assistant at Santa Rosa Junior College before enrolling at California State University, Chico—where he majored in movement studies and fitness and wellness and minored in adapted physical activity. While focused on coursework, he was also active as a caregiver and a movement tutor at Accredited Home Care from 2014 to 2015, a student assistant in the Kinesiology Equipment Management Room at the university from 2014 to 2016, and juggling several semester internships. As a testament to his dedication and skills, he was recognized for outstanding service and leadership in kinesiology from California State University, Chico in 2016. Between earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s in kinesiology in 2016 and 2017, respectively, he interned at his alma mater, found employment at C Bar D Feeds, and gained experience at Enloe Medical Center. He then found success as a graduate teaching lab instructor at California State University, Chico from 2017 to 2018 before becoming a physical therapy aide at Pillsbury Physical Therapy from 2019 to 2020. In the midst of his subsequent duties at Dignity Health, administrators at California State University, Chico sought him out for a teaching role—one that would be strictly online as a result of the pandemic. A certified sports performance coach, clinical exercise physiologist, advanced cardiac life support professional, strength and conditioning specialist, and special population specialist, he teaches exercise testing and prescriptions, sports and physical activity epidemiology, and principles of strength and conditioning.

In addition to his myriad responsibilities, Mr. Hunt has served as an exercise assistant at Beyond Exercise: Wellness Enhancement for Life, a grant writer at Fulfilling Fields Organic Farm, a guest lecturer at Enloe Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, and is a frequent blood donator. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2015, American College of Sports Medicine since 2016, and USA Weightlifting since 2017, he strives to earn certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in order to become a certified cardiac rehabilitation professional.

Andrea Echols

Title: Mental Health Counselor

Company: Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services

Location: Alabama

Education: MEd, Mental Health Counseling/Counselor, University of Montevallo (2019); BS in Psychology, University of Montevallo (2012); Pursuing PhD in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, University of Alabama

Career History: Teaching Intern, University of Montevallo (2021-Present); Mental Health Counselor, Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services (2019-2021); Graduate Research Intern, University of Alabama (2021); Graduate Student Intern, University of Montevallo (2020); Graduate Research Assistant, University of Alabama (2019-2020); Intern, Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services (2019); Administrative Assistant, Magic City Title Inc. (2016-2019); Night Manager, Oak Mountain Lanes (2014-2018)

Andrea Echols, Mental Health Counselor at Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of counseling.

Driven by her perfectionism and natural ability to listen well, Ms. Echols has dedicated time and energy toward her studies and building a career as a mental health counselor and educator. Most recently a teaching intern at the University of Montevallo and a graduate research intern at the University of Alabama, she previously served as a mental health counselor at Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services from 2019 to 2021. Prior to these appointments, she cut her teeth as a graduate student intern at the University of Montevallo in 2020, a graduate research assistant at the University of Alabama from 2019 to 2020, and excelled as an administrative assistant at Magic City Title, a top producing agency, from 2016 to 2019.

Throughout her professional journey, Ms. Echols has most enjoyed learning about herself, her clients, and other cultures—all with the mindset of helping others; she has made a significant difference in the lives of several clients. She is also grateful that she has been able to persevere despite the many challenges she has faced in her career. Believing that “everything happens for a reason,” she first gravitated toward her profession when she was young and realized that she was a person that others would talk to about problems they were having and she always listened. After learning what counselors did, she realized she was a natural fit. Her many mentors throughout her life include Tracy LaForty, her best friend and mentor who serves as a licensed marriage and family therapist and greatly inspired her, Dr. James Jackson, Dr. Judith Harrington, Dr. Eric Baltrinic, and Pamela Pierce.

A gifted and hardworking student, Ms. Echols attended the University of Montevallo, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2012 and a Master of Education in mental health counseling in 2019. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in counselor education, school counseling, and guidance services from the University of Alabama in the hopes of becoming a teacher to other counselors, a degree she plans to obtain in 2023.

Mackenzie Cameron Noel Arant

Title: Student/Gymnastics Coach

Location: Berrien Springs, MI

MacKenzie Arant, Student/Gymnastics Coach, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of physical fitness.

Since she was 15, Ms. Arant has provided her support and expertise as a gymnastics coach. A passion of hers since she was four years old, it was natural for her to become a teacher in the sport. It also aided in her development of the creative arts. In addition to expressing herself through gymnastics, Ms. Arant discovered the best outlet for her to express her creativity is in the field of architecture. She is currently studying architecture and interior design at Andrew’s University in Michigan.

Ms. Arant credits her faith in God and the support from her parents as the keys to all of her success. It wasn’t until she moved away to college that she realized the amount of work her parents put in for her to pursue the career she is pursuing. She believes she would not be the person she is had it not been for her parents. These successes include recognition as a Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee. Looking toward the future, Ms. Arant hopes to build upon the success she has distinguished herself as a gymnastics coach with her work in architecture and design.

Harvey C. Hynson

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Title: Educator, Theatre Instructor, Artist

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Education: Coursework, Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York, NY; Coursework, New York University; Coursework, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Coursework, Graduate Theatre Program, Villanova University; 21 Graduate Credits Towards Master of Theater Arts, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania; BS in Social Studies Secondary Education

Career History: Part-time Founding Executive Director, Studio Without Walls, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (2021-Present); Full-time Mail Room Assistant, Preit, First Commerce, Philadelphia, PA (2019-Present); Theatre Instructor, Artist (1992-Present); Instructor, Theatre, Coach, Acting, Modeling, Studio, Philadelphia, PA (1998-2015); Part-time Instructor, Theatre Arts Tenure Tract, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA (1992-1998)

Harvey Hynson, Educator, Theatre Instructor and Artist, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of art education.

Mr. Hynson’s responsibilities as the part-time founding executive director of Studio Without Walls includes teaching acting and techniques and coaching in the modeling arena. He specializes in preparing individuals to go to college by helping them to pass auditions, such as with an MSA audition for singers, dancers, piano players, etc. Furthermore, he is hands-on in scouting, training, developing and assisting people seeking and discovering their aptitude and potential for advanced and continued training in all aspects of creative, artistic and performing art. He emphasizes theatre training, acting and modeling.

As a mailroom assistant, Mr. Hynson’s responsibilities include hand-delivering documents in a timely manner to the area of law and accountant offices, assisting with FedEx correspondences, UPS, and USPS mail, assisting with hospitality regarding director, assistant director of purchasing, and communicating and identifying problems within mailroom, departments, director/manager while articulating possible solutions for any and all problems so they can be solved.

In his own academic pursuits, Mr. Hynson first received a Bachelor of Science in social studies and secondary education. He continued at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania for graduate coursework in theater arts, and also studied at the University of the Arts Villanova University, New York University and the Circle in the Square Theatre School. Throughout his career, he has received such accolades as winning backstage passes for Ruben Studdard and Guest Registration to the ISP Convention and Symposium, International Society of Poets in 2007 and an award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change in 1976.

Mr. Hynson became involved in his profession because it started with his love of the piano. He became involved in a production of “Armor in the Night (A Night Without Armor)” and studied the Bible, with the Methodist Church. It was this performance, and others that he was involved with, that set him on his career path to becoming an educator. Mr. Hynson considers his most notable achievement to be when he studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York because he got to meet and learn from several famous performers, such as Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Jessica Lange, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. He is also proud of teaching at the college level for six years under his mentor as well.

Sheila Orick

Sheila Orick

Sheila OrickTitle: Chief Executive Officer, President, Owner

Company: Giving Tree Academy Inc

Location: Jacksboro, TN

Education: Diploma, Accounting Assisting, Tennessee College of Applied Technology (2019); Certificates, General Office Assistant, Administrative Support Specialist, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (2019); AS in General/Transfer Program, Roane State Community college (2018); AAS in Child Development/Special Needs, San Antonio College (1993)Career History: Director, Meg Meg’s Learn & Play Center, LaFollette, TN (2019-Present); Owner, Entrepreneur, Family Home Daycare Provider, LaFollette, TN (1996-1998, 2017-2019); Director, Learning Adventures/Little Minds at Work, LaFollette, TN (2013, 2015-2016); Teacher Assistant, Valley View Head Start, LaFollette, TN (2004)

Sheila Orick, Chief Executive Officer, President and Owner at Giving Tree Academy Inc., has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of childcare.

Ms. Orick became involved in her profession because she always liked children coming from a big family of seven. She had a friend that had deaf parents and a band instructor with a special needs child, which lead her to work with special needs children. She then got into taking classes, inclusions, and center her practice at child centers. Since 2019, she has also been the Director of Meg Meg’s Learn & Play Center. She named the Giving Tree Academy after the book “The Giving Tree” which is mainly about taking and giving. She thinks more about the giving part and helping people. She works with children to really provide them with a safe place to learn and grow.

Ms. Orick was set on her path from an early age and continued in her pursuits in higher education. She received an AAS in child development and special needs from San Antonio College in 1993. She later received an AS in general/transfer programs from Roane State Community College in 2018. Furthermore, she holds certificates as a general office assistant and administrative support specialist that she received from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. She also earned a diploma in accounting assisting from the institution in 2019, the same year she received the certificates.

Ms. Orick attributes her success to her parents and their push to do well in school. They supported her and encouraged her to be the best she could be at whatever she does. She has p brought this spirit to each of her roles, such as her time with Learning Adventures/Little Minds at Work, Valley View Head Start, and myriad of other ventures. Her hard work has paid off, and in 2020, she was recognized as the Best Child Care Facility in the County. She is affiliated with the National Technical Honor Society and volunteers with Dust of Hope.

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Patrick Barrineau, PhD

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Title: Coastal Scientist

Company: Coastal Scientist and Engineering

Location: Columbia, SC

Education: PhD, Geography, Texas A&M University, 2017;

MS, Geography, University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2012;

BS, Geography, Auburn University, 2010

Career History: Coastal Scientist, Coastal Scientist and Engineering, 2017-present;

Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina, 2017-present;

Adjunct Faculty, Eastern Kentucky University, 2014-2017;

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, 2012-2014;

Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, 2013-2013; Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, 2012-2012;

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of South Carolina, 2012-2012;

Graduate Research Assistant, University of South Carolina, 2011-2011;

Graduate Research Assistant, University of South Carolina, 2010-2010;

Tutor, Auburn Athletics Department, 2009-2010;

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Auburn University, 2009-2010;

CHQ Maintenance, Philmont Scout Ranch, 2008-2008

Type of Business: Education

Clifton Patrick Barrineau, Coastal Scientist at Coastal Scientist and Engineering, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of geology education and research.

Family trips to the beach as a child established Dr. Barrineau’s love of the ocean, but it wasn’t until he was 23 that he began to enjoy and actively want to pursue this passion in science. After starting as an architecture major at Auburn University, he deviated to study geography. Dr. Barrineau earned a Bachelor of Science at the institution in 2010, a Master of Science in 2012from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD in this area from Texas A&M University in 2017. Upon graduating, he accepted a coastal scientist position with Coastal Scientist and Engineering and enjoys spending time on the beach as part of his job. That same year, he joined Eastern Kentucky University as an adjunct faculty member.

Prior to these positions, Dr. Barrineau exhibited his interest in staying in academia with a variety of graduate teaching and research assistant positions. He provided his skills and expertise in these areas during his time at Texas A&M University and the University of South Carolina. While at Auburn, he served as a tutor and undergraduate research assistant. He is proud of receiving a professional geologist license and his Eagle Scout ranking with the Boy Scouts of America. Additional accolades include receiving a Dissertation Research Grant from the Association of American Geographers and being inducted to the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society.

In addition to achievements, Dr. Barrineau has maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations. These include the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers; European Geophysical Union; Sigma Xi; American Geophysical Union; Geological Society of America; Association of American Geographers; American Shore and Beach Preservation Association; and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Looking toward the future, he endeavors to continue with his work with clients on a bigger scale. He enjoys his line of work, his company and hopes in the coming years to grow closer to his clients. Furthermore, Dr. Barrineau is working on a few research papers.

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Katherine Kellner

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katherine kellnerTitle: Physical Education Teacher and Coach

Company: P.S. 36X Unionport

Location: Nyack, NY

Education: MEd in Special Education, Manhattanville College (2018); BPE, State University of New York at Brockport (2013)

Career History: Physical Education Teacher, Coach, PS 36X Unionport (2014-Present); Physical Education Teacher, Coach, Bronx Science High School; Pre-K Teacher, Montessori Charter School

Type of Business: Education

Katherine Kellner, Physical Education Teacher and Coach at P.S. 36X Unionport, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of physical education.

Realizing how much learning sports and how her active body could save her, Ms. Kellner wanted to teach children about sports and help them learn new skills. Since 2014, she has served as a physical education teacher and coach at P.S. 36X Unionport in the Bronx, New York, previously serving as a pre-K teacher at a Montessori charter school, and a physical education teacher and coach at Bronx Science High School. Ms. Kellner also remains active with the PBIS Committee and SHAPE APHERD.

Ms. Kellner attributes her success to never giving up, great support from home and great teachers who did not give up on her. Her career highlight that stood out the most was starting the first team in her school building. She and others were able to put together an entire league without having to go through the school system. In preparation for her professional career, Ms. Kellner pursued a formal education at the State University of New York at Brockport, earning a Bachelor of Physical Education in 2013. She then attended Manhattanville College, where she attained a Master of Education in special education in 2018.

Additionally, Ms. Kellner is CPR and AED first aid certified. Moving forward, she still hopes to be teaching and to begin a new program in whatever school she is in. Ms. Kellner enjoys skydiving in her spare time.