Evidence is growing that Millennials may represent the tipping point generation in American life, whose preferences and priorities are setting the direction for public and private life over the decades ahead. They are, by far, the most diverse generation in American history, with non-whites comprising about 40 percent. Millennials are on track to be the most educated generation, the most connected and the most wired, with a bent for entrepreneurship and service.
Join National Journal and The Atlantic for the first in a series of town hall events that will examine the opportunities, inclinations and impact of this giant generation with insights from millenials, government officials, educators, entrepreneurs, and more.
Jessica Alvarenga-Veyna is a GTA/GRA at University of Denver.
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, Representative Xavier Becerra serves as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is a member of the powerful Committee on Ways And Means and is Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.
Rob Carpenter, the Executive Director of the Global Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, is a serial “hybrid” entrepreneur who has successfully founded numerous ventures in the public, private, and civic sectors. Most recently, he started and sold an investor-backed social and mobile commerce startup, Friendgiftr, that was called “one of the best websites on the internet” by PC Magazine, named an Emerging Technology Company of the Year by TechAmerica, and that partnered with companies ranging from Amazon.com to MasterCard Marketplace. Prior to that, he founded a nonprofit that built a diverse multi-industry coalition of more than 75 organizations that helped secure $40 billion in new transportation revenues for Los Angeles, including monies to build the much-anticipated “Subway to the Sea.” He is the Founder and Chairman of the Business Innovation & Technology Subcommittee on the Los Angeles Transportation Commission, were he oversees a $150 million dollar fund and is producing emergency management and rewards-based driving technologies for the City of Los Angeles.
William A. Covino
William Covino was appointed as president of Cal State L.A. by the CSU Board of Trustees in 2013. First in his family to earn a college degree, Covino is deeply committed to providing opportunities for students to achieve academic, personal, and professional success, and helping them to develop a high regard for the intellectual and cultural diversity that distinguishes Cal State L.A. and its surrounding community.
Shahin Kohan is President at AIMS360.
Estelle Reyes joined NFTE in 2006 as Program Director and played a central role in launching and growing the NFTE Program in Los Angeles to reach over 6,000 students locally. In 2010, Estelle was named Executive Director of NFTE Los Angeles. In this role she manages staff, operations, fund development and major partnerships. She works in tandem with the NFTE National Executive Committee, the local Advisory Board and E-Council to chart the course of NFTE Los Angeles’ quality and expansion. Prior to her involvement with NFTE, Estelle worked as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management Division in Los Angeles as well as a First Grade Teacher in Berkeley, CA. Estelle holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Estelle is a Leadership LA Fellow (Class of 2010).
Fred Humphries, Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs for Microsoft, explains how the TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) program encourages high school students to go after degrees in computer science.