About the Speaker
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    April Boyd-Noronha, Moderator
    Global Diversity & Inclusion Advisor, Board Member, XR Safety Initative (XRSI)

    April Boyd-Noronha, also known as The STEM Broker, consults parents, educational and civic entities on actively engaging the NextGen as they pursue careers in STEM. She is currently the Global Diversity & Inclusion Advisor and Board Member of the XR Safety Initiative (XRSI), the first global non-profit with the mission of helping build safe and inclusive realities.

    April has over 20 years of experience in academia and advanced technologies as an author, college professor, global keynote speaker and thought leader. Her expertise is on the future of work and emerging trends on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for persons of historically marginalized populations. She also is the new Global Security Awareness Manager for Cardinal Health. April continues to blaze a trail in equitable practices as the first Black elected school board member of the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) which is the 3rd largest school district in the state of Kansas. She is the parent of three children who all are pursuing a STEM career track in cybersecurity, engineering, and avionics (drones).