Catalina Escobar is a globally recognized social entrepreneur. She began her career in the banking and private fields, and in 2001 she created what would become her passion: The Juanfe Foundation (Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation). She was awarded the National Merit Order Award by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in 2011; joined the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women´s Mentoring Partnership and became a CNN Hero in 2012. She has a degree in Business Administration from Clark University; studies in economics in Europe and at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.; and an M.B.A. at the INALDE Business School in Bogota.
Espinosa, Lizette (La Habana, Cuba, 1969)
Poeta que reside en Miami desde 2003. Ha dado a conocer los poemarios Donde se quiebra la luz (2015), Por la ruta del agua (2017) y Lumbre (2018), y en coautoría Pas de deux (2012, con el que obtuvo el International Latino Award 2014 en la categoría de poesía escrita por varios autores) y Rituales (2016). Textos suyos han aparecido en las antologías Poesía en Paralelo 0 (2016), The Multilingual Anthology The Americas Poetry Festival of New York (2017), Crear en femenino (2017), Aquí (Ella) en Miami (2018),Todas las mujeres (2018) y Nubes. Poesía hispanoamericana (2019). Espinosa presenta en la feria Humo, un cuaderno poético de vocación minimalista, cuyos versos captan la esencia de los paisajes recorridos y de la gente que vive o transita por ellos.
t'ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher and Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in the African American Review, Apogee, Bomb Magazine, Calyx, Drunken Boat, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Kweli, Obsidian, Poetry, Tin House, and others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop and Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets Of Color. Her first collection, how to get over, won the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, published by Red Hen Press. In 2018, she won a Face Out Emerging Writers Award from the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses. t’ai freedom ford’s second collection of poems, & more black (Augury Press), is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnets as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford’s words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion—poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.
Joyce Frisby Baynes graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Mathematics. She earned her M.A.T. in Mathematics from Harvard University, a M.Ed. in Administration and Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. After eighteen years teaching mathematics, she progressed to top administrative posts of three school districts in New Jersey, including serving as superintendent of schools. In her retirement, she co-founded the nonprofit Future Forward for Haiti, Inc., has served on the Board of Trustees of the Community Scholarship Fund of Teaneck and is involved in other educational and religious affairs.
Prior to joining Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Froggy worked at WFLZ in Tampa Bay. In 2001, he relocated to Miami and began serving as executive producer of the Morning show on WHYI-FM. Elvis Duran and the Morning Show joined the station in May of 2006 and Froggy hopped on board.
Froggy is married with children, and enjoys watching football, especially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Florida Gators.
The Florida native also spends his time playing golf. Fans of “the guy in the studio in Florida” can always count on Froggy to say something inappropriate.