Channel Kindness Event October 21st

Join Born This Way Foundation Youth Reporter Rose Nguyen in conversation with Alex Aide, for an inspiring evening filled with personal stories about the power of kindness. Since its founding in 2012, Born This Way Foundation has collected empowering stories from young people around the world who found their inner strength, prevailed in the face of bullies, started their own social movements, and decided to break through the mental health stigma. Readers will get an intimate look at some of these stories collected in CHANNEL KINDNESS as well as the chance to hear directly from Rose Nguyen and Cynthia as they reflect on their own experiences defined by kindness and resilience.  

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Alex Aide serves as the Director of Programs at Born This Way Foundation. In this capacity, he oversees Foundation programming including Channel Kindness and Teen Mental Health First Aid. Before joining the team at Born This Way, Alex worked for Arianna Huffington and at the William Morris Endeavor (WME) talent agency in Los Angeles. Originally from West Virginia, Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia University.  

Rose Nguyen is currently a freshman studying at a college in New Jersey. She graduated from Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is the representative for Ward 1 in the Oklahoma City's Youth Council. She also served on the Federal Reserve's Student Board of Directors for Oklahoma City. Rose hopes to major in neuroscience and become a pediatrician. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, knitting, crocheting and spending time teaching her little brother the alphabet.

Mallory Kolodziej is a musician and published poet who was born and raised in Chicago. Mallory graduated from Loyola University Chicago and now studies in New York.  

Isaiah Morgan graduated with his bachelor's from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2017 and is pursuing a career in marketing along with continuing his education. He is a Digital Marketing Analyst for SocialSEO, a nationally recognized digital marketing firm, and is expected to graduate in May of 2020 with his MBA. Alongside his career path, Isaiah has always made an effort to help his community out when he can and believes that kindness is a choice, a habit, and a lifestyle.