This is the fourth of a five-part series. Part one is here, part two is here, and part three is here.
Jason Crye is a program officer for the Bradley Foundation, a philanthropic legacy organization. He is involved in many areas of the foundation, including philanthropic giving in K-12 education, legal studies and practices, and performing arts. He was previously the Executive Director for Hispanics for School Choice. He is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Crye holds a J.D. at Roger Williams University, and a 2019 participant in Sir Roger Scruton's Scrutopia Summer School.
Sarah Monterreyat Waukesha North High School, which is named Wisconsin's High School Teacher of the Year for 2018. Besides teaching, Monterrey works with the Dreamers Welcome scholarship for Hispanic students and Girl Talk, a club that inspires students to become decision makers. So you builds lessons into your classes and encourages students to make up one another. She has been a teacher for more than 15 years, and is now becoming the overall state teacher of the year.
Alvaro Araque is the Executive Director of Marketing & Consumer Banking at JP Morgan in Milwaukee. He serves on the board of directors of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bankers Association's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Penfield Children's Center, where he is also board chair.
Phil Chavez became the first Latino elected as a Milwaukee Municipal judge in 2007 and serving as presiding judge from 2012-2017. A linebacker on the Wisconsin team that won the 1994 Rose Bowl, Chavez went on to study law school at UW-Madison and went into private practice as a sports attorney. Horeb, just west of Madison, before moving to Milwaukee. He is active in Veterans' Stand Down where he is, who volunteered his / her homeless and indigent veterans, volunteer coaches high school football, what a certified substitute teacher for Grades K-12 and sat on the Board for Special Olympics Wisconsin for more than nine years.
Brandie de la Rosa, CEO of E3inspire, is an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. Based in Madison, she blends her 20-year career in IT, understanding business analytics and business consulting on how to approach approaches abuse. Through education, she and her team helping organizations to understand the impact of trauma on the workplace while offering real solutions. Senior Technical Analyst for Pitney Bowes for about two years and a Senior Technical Analyst for Ricoh USA, Inc. for nearly four years and has been managing E3inspire for almost six years. She said E3inspire was brought about by her to create a new story, one of success for those with trauma.
Eugenia Highland serves as the coordinator of the YWCA Restorative Justice Program Director in Madison. The Restorative Justice Program allows young people to 12 to 16 the opportunity to avoid fines and a conviction in favor of a creative accountability, community safety and competency development. As a program manager, Highland works to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, students with disabilities and LGBTQ students at disproportionate rates. The program employs peer support and mentoring. In the "Midwest Mujeres" podcasts hosted by Araceli Lopez Esparza, Highland said restorative justice is a journey that requires conversations about transgenerational trauma that comes with both transgenerational impacts and reparations.
Alex Miranda Cruz is the founder of Bravebird, a woman- and minority-owned creative production service by Noel Miranda, award-winning filmmakers. Bravebird partners with industries across the world to create original content in video, photography, and web design. After 15 years as a professional actor, Miranda Cruz transitioned into creative development and production for major studios. Discussed by the common narrative that dominates the industry and the poor depiction of minorities, Miranda Cruz founded Bravebird to produce and depict their own stories from a more honest and authentic lens.
Part Five coming tomorrow!