Victoria Gray

Victoria Gray

Founder of Adventures of the Mind

Despite earning masters degrees in finance and law, Victoria Gray has dedicated her career to education reform as founder of the nonprofit organization Student Achievement & Advocacy Services and its primary program Adventures of the Mind, a week-long leadership and mentoring camp for talented teens. This achievement summit brings together students with today’s great thinkers and doers for inspiration and idea exchange while exploring career and college options. Ms. Gray is also the founding creator of Take on Money, a finance capability and literacy course for students of all ages. As a complement to her mission to help young people fulfill their potential she recently joined the board of How I Decide. This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving the understanding of the causes of poor quality decisions, and more importantly, developing methods to improve decision skills in youth.

Operations

Derek Smith

Derek Smith is the Founder of Plug In South LA. In addition to Plug In South LA, he is digital marketing evangelist and branding expert by trade, Derek has worked with many leading global brands. Wit...

Mentors and Advisors

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Eric Jaffe

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Advisory Board

Sheila Marmon

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital Inc. Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media industry and has created effective media programs for over 15 years....

Shane Kelly

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Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the Global Director of Marketing and Communications with the XPRIZE Foundation. She is an innovative marketing leader with 15+ years of experience with technology forward organization...

Kathryne Cooper

Kathryne Cooper, MBA is a native Angeleno passionate about growing and funding early stage companies and creating an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs. She believes in applying a growth mindset to st...

Matt Horton

Matt Horton is a director at the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics and California Center. In this capacity, he interacts with government officials, business leaders, and other key sta...