Dr. Joseph Isaac is ten-year veteran of science education in the District of Columbia, spending the last eight of those years as teacher and department chair of Biotechnology at McKinley Technology High School, the public school system’s STEM focused academy. After starting his career in education, Isaac earned his Master’s in Teaching in Secondary Science at Trinity University. He is now a PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University's Global PRISE.
Dr. Marc Lee is a former United States Marine who served as Dean of the Department of Residence Life at Howard University, managed a department with an operating budget of approximately $7 million, and generated over $30 million in revenue. Under Dr. Lee’s leadership, the department developed several student success programs geared explicitly toward first-year students in service-learning and peer-mentoring, such as the Warrior Scholars, Burning of Fears Rite of Passage, and Scholar Connection.
Jamal D. Burise is a Director in KPMG’s Federal Advisory Practice with over 15 years of experience delivering solutions and leading internal audits, audit readiness and remediation, and enterprise risk management at federal government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Jamal is currently is a member of the Western Michigan University Department of Accountancy Advisory Council. Jamal previously served and held positions on a number of non-profit and community boards.
Rodney P. Emery, Esq. is a Principal in the Squire Patton Boggs’ Washington, D.C. office. A government affairs professional with 25 years of experience, Emery has advised Members of Congress, a Cabinet Secretary, Agency Administrators, an Under Secretary for International Trade, and executives from Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining returning to the private sector, he served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV) and as a presidential appointee in the Obama administration.