Ernesto Mejia

Vice President, CoolSpeak

Ernesto Mejia, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is a true example of the American dream. Diagnosed with the rare disease of Guillain-Barré Syndrome at the age of 16 that left him temporarily paralyzed, he was not supposed to be a successful student, much less a College Dean of Students. Through his hardships, Ernesto learned to never give up on life, he now speaks to students, parents and teachers about overcoming obstacles and never giving up on the American dream: education.

Topics: Hispanic/Latino, Diversity, Servant Leadership, Disability Awareness, Education, Parenting Skills, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Overcoming Obstacles, Networking, Migrant/ELL, and Multilingual.

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