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Andrew Vaught

Andrew Vaught is the Hendrix Murphy Visiting Fellow in Theatre Arts at Hendrix College. He grew up in Covington, Louisiana, where he learned how to make theatre in a barn with a tin roof. And wasp nests. He was the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Cripple Creek Theatre Company, an anarcho-syndicalist performance troupe in…

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Bailey Gambill

Bailey is an Arkansas native with an adventurous spirit. She completed her B.A. in English Literature from Arkansas State University and her Master’s in Public Administration from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has used her story to help women in Asia escape sex trafficking, prostitution, and sexual assault. Currently she serves as the…

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Darnell Rice

Mr. Darnell L. Rice is a Native of St. Louis, Mo. By way of Pine Bluff Arkansas. Mr. Rice is a Proud Alumni of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Science and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University.  He has a…

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Deana Williams

Deana Williams, reared in the Delta, is the second of six children born to James and Delores Williams. After the death of the her parents at a young age, Deana and her siblings were deemed orphans and wards of the court when she was 12 years old and were never formally adopted. Misfortune, uncertainty, pain…

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Sarah Catherine Gutierrez

I am the founder of Aptus Financial. I hold an MPP from Harvard University and the CFP designation. In 2011 I founded Aptus to give clients access to true fiduciaries by charging hourly fees for financial planning and to lead clients through a planning process to manage their own money. The opportunity to tell my…

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Emily Loker

Emily Loker moved to Little Rock from Maine to attend the Clinton School of Public Service. She has very much enjoyed her time here in the Natural State and will, with bittersweet emotions, be leaving Arkansas to attend the University of Colorado Boulder this fall. In the future, she hopes to use her education and…

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Jessica Mashburn

Jessica Mashburn was born and raised in the Little Rock area and graduated from UALR in 2009 with a bachelor’s in sociology. She is currently working on her master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling.  She is a passionate advocate for disability rights, women’s rights, and the LGBTQ community. She enjoys traveling, journaling, reading, and learning everything she…

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Brandi Smith

Brandi Smith is the single mom of two beautiful children — a 22 year old daughter and a 12 year old son — and works in the medical field. After nearly losing her life on September 3, 2016, she is now raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence as a motivational speaker and advocate. In…

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Quitina Watson

Qutina “Tina” Watson serves as the Special Projects support staff for a national early literacy nonprofit. She received her BA from Lane College in 2006, master’s in Psychology from Capella University in 2010 and is presently pursuing a PhD in Education from Capella University. A passionate advocate against sexual assault, Tina has shared her experience…

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Barbara Corbell

Barbara Corbell currently volunteers as a Sexual Assault Response Advocate at the Fort Smith Crisis Intervention Center where she has been blessed to serve this wonderful organization in her community for nine years. She has lived in Arkansas since 1987 and is married with four wonderful children. For almost two decades, she’s worked as an…

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