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Meet the special guests and speakers at this year's Granger Leadership Academy

GLA 2017 Guests

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Emily Graslie

Keynote Speaker

Emily Graslie

Emily Graslie is Chief Curiosity Correspondent for The Field Museum, and the creator, host and writer for its educational YouTube series, The Brain Scoop. Launched in January 2013, The Brain Scoop aims to share the research and collections work of natural history museums with a broad audience. To date, Emily and her team have created more than 160 videos, which have been viewed 16 million times by passionate learners from all over the world.

Dylan Marron

Keynote Speaker

Dylan Marron

Dylan Marron is a Drama Desk-nominated writer, performer, and video maker. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and he plays Ari on the critically acclaimed web series Whatever this is. He is the co-creator and performer of Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite, a 17-character middle school talent show, currently playing monthly at the UCB. An alum of the New York Neo Futurists, Dylan wrote & performed in the hit weekly show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and wrote & directed The Human Symphony, a play entirely performed by randomly selected audience members via instructional mp3 tracks. He is the creator of Every Single Word, a video series that edits down popular films to only feature the words spoken by people of color. He is a writer & correspondent at Seriously.tv, a comedy news channel from Hearst.

Adrienne Keene

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Adrienne Keene

Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) is a Native scholar, writer, blogger, and activist, and is passionate about reframing how the world sees contemporary Native cultures. She is the creator and author of Native Appropriations, a blog discussing cultural appropriation and stereotypes of Native peoples in fashion, film, music, and other forms of pop culture. Through her writing and activism, Keene questions and problematizes the ways Indigenous peoples are represented, asking for celebrities, large corporations, and designers to consider the ways they incorporate "Native" elements into their work. Adrienne holds a doctorate in Culture, Communities, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Past guests have included Swapna Krishna, Meghan Tonjes, Jackson Bird, Melissa Anelli, Tonks and the Aurors, and Lauren Fairweather.

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