October 14, 2017
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
The sixth annual 2017 Latino Education, Access and Development (LEAD) Conference will provide Latino students and families in Southern California with the knowledge and resources to make college a reality! Workshops at the LEAD Conference will address issues of college access, retention, career development, and more! This year’s conference will also have special segments dedicated to DACA changes and STEM careers. This event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. The conference offers workshop tracks for high school and college students, as well as parents, and educators. We strongly encourage all ULV students to attend and take advantage of the wonderful resources available to help you make your college completion a reality!
Following the conference, we will have an immigration law pop-up clinic hosted by the University of La Verne, College of Law. Feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
If you are a student, faculty, staff or alumni and would like to volunteer for the LEAD Conference, please register here: https://laverne.givepulse.com/event/shifts/51077.
Keynote Speaker: Shayla Rivera
Shayla Rivera is an Aerospace Engineer & former Rocket Scientist with NASA turned Corporate Trainer, Int’l Speaker, TV & Radio Host, Comedian & Writer. As of 2017, Shayla is also Director of the ENGR[x] program and Professor of Practice at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. With a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M, Shayla spent 5 years working with NASA. From there she moved onto stress management corporate training & motivational speaking & stand-up comedy.
For 24 years she has applied her humor & expertise as a speaker to help non-profits & educational programs. Clients include corporations and schools around the world, from middle school to college for students, parents & faculty.
Shayla has appeared on numerous television programs and on Comedy Central. She is honored to have entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and around the world, and to have hosted many award galas and fundraisers.
With numerous awards & accolades throughout her engineering, speaking & comedy careers Shayla is not easily placed in one category, she defines her own.
Shayla’s number one goal is to inspire through laughter.