Current Speakers

Dr. Amy Childress

  • Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • USC

Amy Childress is a professor of environmental engineering at USC and director of the ReWater Center. Her research interests include potable water reuse and desalination. She holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UCLA. Her research team investigates innovative solutions to contaminant and energy challenges; conceptual analyses of innovative configurations of shared/integrated…

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Samira Davallou

  • Senior Recruiter
  • WPromote

Samira Davallou joined Wpromote in 2022 as a Senior Recruiter, recently celebrating her one year anniversary. She excels at identifying top talent, overseeing freelancer onboarding, and contributing to employer branding projects. Samira’s diverse upbringing in the Bay Area, coupled with her biracial background, ignited her passion for making new connections and fostering cross-cultural understanding. This unique perspective has greatly influenced her approach to talent acquisition, where she thrives…

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Seth Davis

  • Senior Writer for Basketball
  • The Messenger

Seth Davis is an award-winning sports writer and broadcaster who covers college basketball. Since 2004, Davis has been a mainstay of CBS Sports’ studio coverage of college basketball and the NCAA Tournament. He wrote for Sports Illustrated for 22 years and is currently the Senior Writer for Basketball at The Messenger. Davis is the author of five books, including the New York Times best sellers Wooden: A Coach’s…

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Kristin Sistos

  • Founder and CEO
  • Percheron Consulting

Kristin is a 15-year resident of Manhattan Beach, entrepreneur and mother of three. She is a Gallup certified Strengths Coach and a passionate champion for maximizing talent. Kristin’s love for teaching, coaching and consulting led her to establish her consulting firm, Percheron Consulting. In addition to her consulting work, she is also a Planning Commissioner for the City of Manhattan Beach. She is actively involved in her children’s…

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