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Breanna Wheeler

Breanna Wheeler

Volunteer

I am a total nerd when it comes personality types. I’m completely fascinated by how they impact so much of how we interact with the world!

Samantha Simunyu

Samantha Simunyu

Volunteer

I go to the movies at least 4 times a month! I can also translate Latin poetry and even know how to juggle.

Robin Baker

Robin Baker

Volunteer

 One of my favorite quotes is by Shirley Chisholm. “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” 

Ellis Burgess

Ellis Burgess

Volunteer

Ellis volunteered at Newwave Foundation’s 2018 Golden Age of Hollywood Gala

Jens Arnold

Jens Arnold

Volunteer

I am from Berlin, Germany. I also have cats and birds living together in my house, peacefully!

Chiamaka Ugorji

Chiamaka Ugorji

Volunteer

I am a hula-hooping master and I’m also slightly addicted to Cheetos. I also love to laugh and will make you feel like a comedian!

Amy Roach

Amy Roach

Volunteer

I’m from Charleston, South Carolina and I’m currently working on writing a novel! I also believe cats are people too!

Nicoll Figureoa-Twitty

Nicoll Figureoa-Twitty

Volunteer

I love to cook and trying to imitate my favorite meals from restaurants right at home! One of my favorite quotes is “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement” by Helen Keller.

Nicole Freebourne

Nicole Freebourne

Volunteer

Fun fact, I’m a weather junkie! I love learning about the weather and watching storms. One of my favorite inspiring quotes comes from Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

DeeDee George

DeeDee George

Volunteer

I love watching stand-up comedy in my car during long drives and I literally laugh out loud! I’m also addicted to HGTV – especially Fixer Upper. I believe every piece of property can be turned around to a dreamboat!

Chris Rivera

Chris Rivera

Volunteer

Through the Newwave Foundation, I’m able to give back. It’s important to look at your surroundings and see who could use your help, because not everyone is comfortable asking for it

Samara Pitti-Castillo

Samara Pitti-Castillo

Volunteer

I was born and raised in Panama! I’ve traveled to 6 different countries and over 15 states! My favorite quote is “If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.” -Rachel Wolchin

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Instagram post 2182080269115353297_4858999047 It's more fun to give thanks together! Our team members Kierston, Sarah & Kayla had a great time at NewWave Tech's harvest luncheon this week! 
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It's more fun to give thanks together! Our team members Kierston, Sarah & Kayla had a great time at NewWave Tech's harvest luncheon this week! #givingthanks #givethanks #harvest #gratitude ...

Instagram post 2181354486206815997_4858999047 Pharrell Williams made the entire graduating class of a NYC high school Happy when he offered a life-changing gift – a guaranteed internship post-graduation. When Pharrell Williams delivered his keynote to Children’s Zone Promise Academy, he encouraged them to take the next step in their career. “It’s one thing to be 'woke,' another to be awake, leaned in, and engaged” he shared. It’s amazing to see what can happen when you dream big, #giveback and #encourage our next generation of students!
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Pharrell Williams made the entire graduating class of a NYC high school Happy when he offered a life-changing gift – a guaranteed internship post-graduation. When Pharrell Williams delivered his keynote to Children’s Zone Promise Academy, he encouraged them to take the next step in their career. “It’s one thing to be 'woke,' another to be awake, leaned in, and engaged” he shared. It’s amazing to see what can happen when you dream big, #giveback and #encourage our next generation of students! • • • #graduation #graduate #career #intern #buildyourcareer #study #linkedin #socialmedia #fridaymotivation #ideas #wednesday #givethanks #careerdriven ...

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Forbes #QuickTipTuesday for Networking: Be Brave - Let’s face it. Our comfort zone is to hang out with people who are most like us in every way - but a diverse network, however, benefits you by extending your reach and information. Be brave & seek out new friends - you might be surprised who you meet! •
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Building a strong network is one of the best things you can do for your career - but exactly what is "networking" and how do you do it successfully? Today on #LinkedIn we're spilling all the secrets and sharing #Forbes Top Tips to build your own professional network! Keep reading for one of the tips & visit our page (link in bio!) for more! Forbes #QuickTipTuesday for Networking: Be Brave - Let’s face it. Our comfort zone is to hang out with people who are most like us in every way - but a diverse network, however, benefits you by extending your reach and information. Be brave & seek out new friends - you might be surprised who you meet! • • #tuesdaytip #tiptuesday #careeradvancement #beprofessional #careergrowth #comfortzone #bebrave #network #networking #diverse #millennial #growthmindset ...

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