Dr. Scott Carlin is an associate professor of geography at LIU Post. Dr. Carlin teaches in LIU Post’s new masters program in environmental sustainability and coordinates their Campus Sustainability Committee. Over the past two decades, Dr. Carlin has worked on a variety of sustainable development projects on Long Island including breast cancer and environmental mapping, green buildings, wastewater management, climate change, renewable energy. Dr. Carlin is a national advisor to the Graduation Pledge Alliance and recently served as co-chair of Southampton Town’s Sustainable Advisory Committee. At the UN, he is an NGO representative for LIU Post and the International Society of Doctors for the Environment. Dr. Carlin was a presenter and panel organizer at the 2014 UN DPI Conference in New York City and the 2011 UN DPI Conference in Bonn, Germany. For several years he worked on Climate Caucus.net, an outgrowth of the 2007 UN DPI conference, Climate Change: How It Impacts Us All.
Dr. Yukang Choi is the founder and CEO of Dream Touch for All, Korea’s reputed education nonprofit organization. He confidently shares the reason for the organization’s existence – to provide a better educational opportunity for underprivileged students and nurture its volunteer corps to become the next generation’s leaders. Upon selecting the most disadvantaged schools in Korea, Dream Touch for All (DTFA) trains and sends its volunteers to the designated schools to provide after-school programs everyday (3-5 hours) during the week. In 2014, students participating in DTFA’s after-school program at Sekyung High School (Paju) saw an astonishing increase in math scores, dramatically raising their national percentile ranking by over 20%. Not only does the DTFA corps recruit bright students from the nation’s top universities, but also enlists the cooperation of a talented pool from all over the world, including Harvard University, Oxford University, Columbia University, Tsinghua University, University of Chicago, and Cornell University, to name a few, to partake in volunteer and internship opportunities. In 2014, DTFA received the highest award in the nonprofit category at the 6th Ministry of Education After-School Program Awards and the 3rd Annual Donations for Education Awards. For more details about the organization: www.dreamtouchforall.org
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