Jeff Dess

MrJeffDess is a dynamic public speaker, author, emcee, and professor. Of Haitian descent, the native New Yorker known as the Disruptive Educator is also the co-founder of the educational platform Trill or Not Trill. The company bridges the gap between popular culture and student development. MrJeffDess is the author of five books, including Trill Motivation, which through imagery, poetry, and commentary tackles leadership and motivation from a contemporary perspective.
After studying at St. John’s University and earning a BA and MA in English literature, he worked in student affairs for more than 10 years. He has delivered lectures at more than 25 universities including Columbia and Princeton University, has performed globally in Indonesia, Italy, and South Africa. He’s been featured in Ebony Magazine, The Root, and Urban Cusp Magazine.


Twitter @mrjeffdess

DJ Dean August

DJ Dean August is more than just a DJ. Hailing from New Jersey, he is also a songwriter, musical composer, and entertainer. From on-stage to social media, Dean August is constantly pushing the buttons of creativity. He has rocked college crowds all over the country. As CEO of the entertainment company, WildOMO (On My Own), he supports the "Do It Yourself" artist in producing their own unique content.