'Be the Change': 2018 TEDxAdelphiUniversity Talks Now Available Online

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - June 5, 2018 - PRLog -- This spring, Adelphi University presented the third annual TEDxAdelphiUniversity (http://www.tedxadelphiuniversity.com/photos-videos) series, centered on the theme "Be the Change."

Some of the major topics focused on healthy eating and community, including healthcare in the communities, how news is portrayed and reflected, healthier alternatives to common toxins, the use of aeroponic Tower Gardens, drug abuse prevention and more. The event featured talks by notable speakers including:

Benjamin Dynkin (https://youtu.be/HHfRQHCHfwQ), JD, has spent his career working to help defend the United States and its businesses from cyber threats. He is the co-founder and co-executive director of the American Cybersecurity Institute and the co-founder of Atlas Cybersecurity.

Tracy Stopler (https://youtu.be/IowLwYXdhR4), M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian and the nutrition director at NUTRITION E.T.C. She has been an adjunct nutrition professor at Adelphi University for 20 years and has published extensively on the topic of nutrition and exercise. She is also the campaign coordinator for the Enough Abuse on Long Island and has published an award-winning novel, The Ropes That Bind: Based on a True Story of Child Sexual Abuse.

Janine L. Bradley (https://youtu.be/ZZDaR4rfzSc) was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. She is a graduate of Jamaica High School, where she faced the struggles of attending night school so she could graduate on time. She is now the coordinator/principal of the Uniondale Alternative High School Program.

Hannah Fons '19 (https://youtu.be/6Fbb7WaAQFQ) currently serves as senior editor at a small trade publishing company and is also a professional strength and conditioning coach at Five Points Academy in New York City. Hannah is a graduate student in the M.S.W. program at Adelphi University's Manhattan Center, focusing on the care and concerns of LGBTQ youth in general and transgender/gender-divergent youth in particular.

Anthony Guerne (https://youtu.be/u0o7zNLNGqY) began his career in medicine in 1990 as an emergency medical technician and in 1994 he became a paramedic and began working in New York City. He is currently the Simulation Center technologist for the Adelphi University's College of Nursing and Public Health and works for volunteer fire departments on Long Island as a first responder.

Howard Robertson (https://youtu.be/nlp7sctngso) retired from the New York City Department of Correction after serving more than 22 years as a warden on Rikers Island. He currently serves as the CEO of Airtight Solutions Inc. Robertson is now focused on keeping our youth out of gangs, away from drugs, reducing violence, and motivating them to become successful in life.

Oscar Bruce (https://youtu.be/4sz7CRwAwJs), a Long Island native who graduated from Baruch College with a degree in public affairs and a minor in African-American and Latino studies, currently serves as a community organizer and workshop facilitator for the Pulse Center for Patient Safety - ASK For Your Life Campaign and has interned at Hunger Free America. His passion for writing has motivated him to become a spoken-word artist, and his goal is to empower people to advocate for themselves to achieve better healthcare outcomes.

Karen Clements Roach (https://youtu.be/5FXI5msKrxU) is an award-winning journalist and founder of the news organization, Communities of Color News, which has been honored by the City of New York as a best business for Communities in Queens. The outlet has become a go-to source for community news for people of color that has the courage print what others will only say behind closed doors. "What made us different as a news organization was we were celebratory and not sensational," said Roach. "This was something people of color didn't regularly see, themselves represented positively and consistently in the news."

Beth Fiteni (https://youtu.be/LlvNyf55-6g) is the executive director of Green Inside and Out, a nonprofit whose mission it is to educate on matters of toxins and environmental health. She has a master's in environmental law from Vermont Law School and has worked in multiple environmental positions such as Renewable Energy Long Island, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College and Beyond Pesticides.  She lectures regularly on non-toxic and energy-efficient green living and has been trained by former Vice President Al Gore.

Kaylenne Brown '20 (https://youtu.be/cNZsCrUDn2o) is a nationally recognized authority in health education and dance fitness and a plant-based chef. She is currently pursuing her master's in nutrition from Adelphi and delivers the "Health is Wealth Project" curriculum to several schools with the power of aeroponics and seedlings.

For more information on TEDxAdelphiUniversity – including links to all 10 of this year's talks -- visit tedxadelphiuniversity.com (http://www.tedxadelphiuniversity.com/).

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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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