Nerds In NoMa

January – March 2019

Many thanks to all of our panelists and attendees for another great season! And special thanks to our sponsor, Advantage Financial Federal Credit Union, and to Stellina Pizzeria and Insomnia Cookies for the delicious food.

January 15
Nerds in the Making: Experimental & Traditional Learning in NoMa Schools
Ahnna Smith | D.C. Workforce Investment Council
Panelists: Michelle Johnson, principal | Mundo Verde PCS; Khizer Husain, external relations director | Two Rivers Charter School; Shaunte Jennings, assistant principal | Langley Elementary School; Lawrence Dance, assistant principal | McKinley Middle School

February 12
A Deaf Revolution: Design for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sam Swiller, Associate Director of Real Estate & Economic Development | Gallaudet University
Panelists: Robb Dooling, Commissioner | ANC 6C06; Jon Cetrano, Co-Owner | Streetcar 82 Brewing; Ayisha Swann, Development Associate | JBG Smith; Hansel Bauman, Executive Director, Campus Design & Construction | Gallaudet University
Download a transcript of this panel discussion.

March 12
Comic Converts: The World of Comic Illustrators in D.C.
Moderator: Michael Rhode, Author/Publisher/Owner | ComicsDC
Panelists: Malaka Gharib, Author/Illustrator, I Was the American Dream (forthcoming); Jade Feng Lee, Educator/Illustrator; Josh Kramer, Journalist/Illustrator; Shannon Gallant, Comic Illustrator

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