Eddie G, Video Producer and Entertainer

As a high school student in 1999, Eddie was ahead of his time. While the internet was fairly young, he understood that technology could bring tremendous opportunity to himself and his classmates, if they were only allowed access. Now a YouTube star, he credits where he is today to a pivotal moment from his teenage years, when his school administration…

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Nadeska Alexis, Senior Anchor & Editorial Producer at Complex

Complex started as a print magazine covering youth culture, style and hip hop but in 2012, a “let’s just see how it goes” decision to start a broadcast program ended up becoming a game-changing decision. Today, Complex is a booming online media platform with an online news site and YouTube channels that reach over 120 million people — all while…

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Peter Hollens, A Cappella Extraordinaire

A self-described “dorky dad,” Peter Hollens is an American singer, songwriter, and producer best known for his a cappella cover songs on YouTube. His online videos have reached more than 400 million viewers since he started posting in 2011, and his eponymous YouTube channel has surpassed 1.5 million subscribers. “I believe that the future of music is one in which…

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Lim, Gwyn: Fan Vidders

You may have heard of “fan fiction” or “fan art,” or maybe you’ve come across a fan Wiki page while searching online to learn more about a Game of Thrones theory or your latest Netflix binge. You may not have realized it at the time, but you’ve probably also seen “fanvids” shared by your friends on social media.   Vids…

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Jouelzy, YouTube Commentator

In 2011, Jouelzy launched her eponymous YouTube channel. “I got into it because I felt like there was a void of my audience — educated, black women that are career minded — that wasn’t being spoken to.” Originally started as a beauty resource for African-American women, the channel has since evolved into an online hub driving discussions on pop culture…

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Kat Lazo, MiTú Video Producer

Kat Lazo carved her own path to become a new creator and producer for MiTú, a digital platform aimed at Latino audiences, that wouldn’t have been possible without the internet. As a young student with dreams of becoming an actress, she attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She studied advertising and marketing at the Fashion…

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Rebecca Prince aka “Becky Boop”

Rebecca Prince started a gaming channel on YouTube “just for fun” but within two months, she had more than 10,000 subscribers tuning in to get her gaming tips and reactions. Since first starting her own channel in August 2014, Prince has established two popular channels, Instagamrr and Becky Boop, with a combined 50,000 subscribers and 5 million views. As her…

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