Guest Speakers


Wendy Butts - Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Rachel Fidler and Natalie Gold - Program Managers, Holocaust Museum 
Leymah Gbowee - Nobel Peace Laureate and Liberian Peace Activist
Dee Dee Myers - First female White House Press Secretary
Kimi Narita - Director of Strategic Engagement, National Resources Defense Council
Hoppy Price - Jet Propulsion Lab Engineer
Isabelle Rui '10 - Sierra Club Environmentalist


Dr. Anne Kasmar '90 - International doctor who now works to combat tuberculosis globally with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dez White - Programmer, entrepreneur, and outreach activist
Edwin Hill - USC French professor
Leon Prochnik - Holocaust survivor
Dr. Monica Applewhite - researcher and author
Dr. Kathlyn Cooney - an Egyptologist and Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA
Annabel Schwedes Monaghan '87 - Author and alumna


Madeleine Albright - former Secretary of State in the Clinton administration
Edward Ayers - historian, professor, administrator, and ninth president of the University of Richmond
Lewis McAdams - river advocate and poet
Diana Nyad - long-distance swimmer
Mona Sutphen - former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Obama administration
Tony Tolbert -  ‎Associate Director of Admissions & Outreach at UCLA School of Law
Tim Wise - anti-racism activist and writer


Dayna Bochco - Board member of environmental groups such as Heal the Bay and Natural Resources Defense Council's Southern California Leadership Council
Rebecca L. Brown, Newton Professor of Constitutional Law at USC Gould School of Law
Paola Gianturco - Photojournalist
Wendy Greuel - former Los Angeles City Controller
Nicholas Kristof - Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist
Terry McCarthy - President and CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Lee Wind - writer and blogger
Pete Yarrow - folk musician (Peter, Paul and Mary) and political activist