This panel features women who are engaging with their communities through non-profits, politics, and social justice movements.
Antionette Carroll is the President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a social enterprise cultivating creative leadership to improve the human experience through immersive challenges. Throughout her career, Antionette has worked for social justice, human rights, and diversity and inclusion nonprofits - with her last position being head of communications for Diversity Awareness Partnership. Currently, Antionette is the Chair Emeritus of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design. At the local level, she is also serving as the President of AIGA Saint Louis.
As DoSomething.org’s Business Development Director, Samra Brouk leads corporate partnerships at DoSomething.org, the global not-for-profit that empowers Gen Z and Millennials to take action around social causes. With 5MM active members worldwide, DoSomething.org is the largest member organization for young people and social change. Most notably she has played a key role in securing partnerships with ESPN, 3M, ABC-Disney Television Group and Johnson & Johnson.
Samra previously worked at the mission-based cleantech company, Recyclebank. While there, Samra managed strategic municipal accounts for the entire Northeast region, utilizing her expertise in forging public-private partnerships.
Before moving to the private sector, Samra was a Municipal Health Coordinator with the US Peace Corps, where she led health education initiatives in indigenous villages in Guatemala. Samra trained teachers on health education and advised the Ministries of Health and Education on best practices of implementing a department-wide health education curriculum.
Samra holds a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College.
Nancy Staudt was named dean of the law school, effective May 2014. She is a nationally renowned scholar in tax, tax policy, and empirical legal studies. Staudt is the author or co-author of nearly 40 articles and two books, and her work has been published in the country’s leading journals and university presses. She has given more than 100 speeches and keynote addresses to national and international audiences on a range of tax, law, and public policy topics. Staudt has served as an advisory panelist and/or board member to organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Association of American Law Schools’ Tax Section, and the Law and Society Association. Before assuming her deanship, Staudt served as vice dean for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and as the inaugural holder of the Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy; she was the Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law at Northwestern University and a professor of law at Washington University from 2000 to 2006. Staudt has held visiting professorships at Vanderbilt University, Boston University, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and she has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Prior to her academic appointments, Staudt was a tax associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. She clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, and she provided free legal services to both battered women and organizations seeking tax-exempt status from the federal government.
Susan Asiyanbi currently serves as Teach For America’s Chief Operating Officer overseeing regional management of the organization’s 53 regions and the National Council, which is comprised of each region’s board chair. In her capacity as Chief Operating Officer, she also plays a role in leading the engagement strategy with the organization’s senior leadership bodies.
After teaching fourth grade math and science in Newark, New Jersey, as a 2001 corps member, Susan joined staff in 2003 as a program director supporting new corps members in our Newark region. She then served as managing director of the charter Philadelphia training institute and subsequently as the vice president of institutes before leaving to pursue her graduate degree.
Before returning to Teach For America, she summered at Boston Consulting Group and joined Sears Holding Company as a senior leader associate reporting to the CEO on key strategic initiatives. Prior to her role as Chief Operating Officer, Susan was the EVP, Program Continuum where she was responsible for providing a coherent, cohesive, and integrated leadership development experience for Teach For America’s admitted recruits, corps members, alumni, and staff.