You'll be inspired by speakers who share their tales of everyday boldness, challenges, and the wisdom they gained as they soared to new heights.
You'll uncover your true passions, pinpoint your goals, and outline actionable steps to achieve far more than you ever imagined possible in the future.
22-year-old Alyssa Carson, an astronaut in training since the age of seven, is in the final stages to become the youngest American woman to go to space as part of a 2024 Mission.
Carson is the first person to complete training at all three NASA Space Camps - to Space Academy, Robotics Academy, multiple Sally Ride Camps - and the first person to complete the NASA Passport program. She has visited all 14 NASA Visitor’s Centers and is the youngest graduate of the Advanced Space Academy.
Call Sign Blueberry, Carson has pursued her dream of going to space daily, having taken an interest in space after witnessing three Space Shuttle launches, and thereafter, attending Space Camp seven times.
In 2013, NASA invited Carson to be on the MER 10 panel in Washington, DC to discuss future missions to Mars live on NASA TV. She was later selected as one of seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030.
In 2016, Carson was the youngest to be accepted and graduate the Advanced Possum Academy, officially making her an astronaut trainee and certified to go to space.
Alyssa received her certification in applied astronautics at age 17, certifying her to conduct research missions in suborbital space. In 2019, she enrolled at the Florida Institute of Technology and graduated in 2023, with a B.S. in Astrobiology. She is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas, pursuing her PhD.
When she is not in a lab or flying, she can be found working with NATO as an Ambassador or the UN where she was selected one of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Alyssa has her Rocket License, Advanced Diving Certification (with full face mask), Private Pilot License, Class A Skydiving License and is a Certified Aquanaut. Alyssa is also the youngest full member ever accepted into the Explorers Club.
More than anything, Alyssa is driven by an insatiable desire to live life to the fullest; to push the boundaries of space travel and make a positive and lasting impact on the world.
She can also be seen on Nextflix’s “The Mars Generation”, “Pickler & Ben”, “El Hormiguero” and “The Steve Harvey Show”.
October 7th, 2023 it was announced that Alyssa will be the 1st Mission Specialist on the SST-6 space project for Swiss Space Tourism-6.
This will make Alyssa the youngest female to go to space
Her Blueberry STEM Foundation provides scholarships to kids in need of financial support to follow their dreams of going to Space ()
Currently preparing for her Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas.
October 1st, 2023 saw the release of the Alyssa Carson Mars Ascent Vehicle in conjunction with Estes Rockets ()
Has a campaign with Silhouette Eyewear (brand worn on over 60 space missions) .
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Neil Khaund is the Chief Executive Officer of the NSLS, serving as the brand’s chief ambassador to advance the objective of helping individuals cultivate leadership skills and future-proof their careers for today’s global economy.
Neil holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, as well as an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Currently, Neil lives in the Boston area with his wife, son, and daughter. He enjoys spending his free time on the golf course, exercising, and teaching his son to play tennis.
The Dizz Wizz book series is the brainchild of Rheon D. Gibson, an enterprising educator with a socio-academic background and master's degree in school counseling. The series comprises children's books geared toward changing the mainstream media perspective of minorities.
Rheon was inspired to write the Dizz Wizz books based on conversations with his son. Rheon wants to change the mainstream media’s portrayal of African Americans. He knows many great African American fathers who deserve to be seen as more than just criminals or victims; they're active participants in their children's lives.
Eliza is an author, survivor, speaker, and podcaster.
At the core, Eliza is a teacher. She breaks down complex topics into simple steps, helping people grow into the best, most empowered version of themselves.
She was repeatedly kidnapped as a child. As an adult, she lost the ability to communicate well after being hit by a car.
Eliza has faced major challenges and knows that we need to move past them one small step at a time.
Now she helps others take the steps to make the transformative changes she made for herself.
She offers simple, bite-size solutions that empower people to move beyond fear, take action, and become empowered.
She is a Transformation Teacher.
Alexandra (Alex) Brown’s collegiate beginnings started in 2015 when she attended Northwestern Michigan College, where she majored in Web Development. As a first-generation college student and member of the Commitment Scholarship program on campus, Alexandra started to immerse herself in the college community in order to get over her shyness. After completing an internship at a web development company, Alexandra learned her passions were serving and inspiring others and not working independently in an office writing code.
At the time, Alexandra was also a work-study student in the Learning Services Department, where she worked directly with Advising and Disability Services. She found passion in serving students in this role, and thus planned a transition to Higher Education. Alexandra completed all three Web Development Certificates and then completed her Associates of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Northwestern Michigan College in 2018. She continued to work in the Learning Services Department and was also a Resident Assistant in the College’s new North Hall dormitory building.
After completing her Associates Degree, Alexandra moved to Kingwood, Texas where she currently resides and completed her Bachelor’s in Integrated Leadership Studies from Central Michigan University in 2020. In her previous role at Lone Star College-Kingwood, Alexandra managed 20+ Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), started an RSO workshop series to develop student leaders and their Advisors on a variety of different topics, and assisted with the facilitation of Student Life events. Her introduction to NSLS started in July 2021 when Alexandra became an Advisor of her newly developed NSLS Chapter on her campus. She found her passion for NSLS through this role and wanted to expand upon that by becoming a Chapter Success Manager.
Outside of the NSLS, Alexandra enjoys spending time with her husband, her daughter (born January 2023), two step-daughters, and four mischievous cats.
At The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), we build leaders who make a better world. The NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society with over 800 chapters and more than 1.9 million members nationwide. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction, and upon completion of the program members receive their leadership certificate, and use their affiliation to elevate themselves for the rest of their lives. In addition to building leadership skills, benefits also include scholarships & awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment, and discounts on computers, textbooks, car insurance, grad school prep courses, and so much more.
Join us across the country for an incredible 2 days that will inspire, motivate, and equip you with all the tools you need to take your leadership to the next level. Each session is packed with insights and information on key topics surrounding our central theme for 2022: Level Up Your Leadership.
We’ll teach you skills to embrace your fears and break through your limits as you train to become a stronger leader. You’ll hear from speakers on what led to their success, and the struggles they overcame. You’ll get to collaborate and meet new friends in breakout sessions. You’ll discover yourself, learn from each other, and dream together. But most of all, you’ll have fun doing it!