Sojourn Contributor Bios

Christopher Plant

Owner, Operator & Podcast Host at RADIOKISMET

Karla Ballard

Founder at Ying Skill Sharing

Sylvie Gallier Howard

Founder & CEO at Equitable Cities Consulting

JJ El-Far

Performing Arts Leader, Creative Producer, and Consultant

Natalie Nixon

Founder at Figure 8 Thinking

Nicole Marquis

Founder at Hip City Veg

Bela Shehu

Owner at Design Nino Brand

Will Toms

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Rec Philly

Leonzo Vargas

Founder at GLBL VLLG

Marco Santini

Artist/ Muralist, NYC

Christa Barfield

Founder at Farmer Jawn

Amir (Bey) Richardson

Community Conversations Convener at WHHY

Opeola Bukola

Optimizing Consultant

Mariangie Rosas

Founder & CEO at

Naji Barnes

COO at

David Geeter Alvarez

Entrepreneur/Activist, Managing Partner at The Futura Fund for Puerto Rico

Annalicia Geeter

Design Thinking Strategist and Social Impact Entrepreneur

Sophia Roman

Head of Poperations at The Pop’d Shop

Dana Montenegro

Chief Design Officer at Wovenware

Jose Enrique

Chef and Owner of Jose Enrique

Roderick Miller

Chief Executive Officer of Invest Puerto Rico

Salimatu Dumbuya

Personal Trainer and Wellness Expert

Anayra Túa López

Chief Executive Officer at Proyecto Nacer Inc.

Carmen Febo

Executive Director of Taller Puertorriqueño

Esteban Figueroa 

Visual Artist and Organizer

Major Dream Williams

Serial Innovator

Dayani Centeno-Torres

President of Voz Activa

Eric Alexander Vos

Federal Public Defender

Annie Mustafa Ramos

Program Manager at Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust

Heather Crichfield

Architect, Managing Member at Casa-i

Drew Cutkomp

Co-Founder at Uncommon EntrePReneurs

Nataniel Fúster

Architect and Founder at Fúster + Architects

Karla Hernandes Rosario

Massage Therapist/ Event Planning and Management

Adam Krim

Managing Partner at The Aligned Group

Antonio Martorell

Painter, Graphic Artist, and Writer

Yetta Gottesman

Actor, Writer

Brigitte Viellieu-Davis

Playwright, Performer, Producer, Consultant

Isel Rodriguez

Actress, Singer, and Professor

Matilsha Marxuach

Fashion Designer, Founder & CEO at Concalma

Y No Había Luz

Theatre Company

Gustavo Diaz Skoff

Entrepreneur, President at Based LLC

Brian Bourgerie

Innovator/Investor/Entrepreneur at Invest Puerto Rico

Paola Pagan

Field Manager at Solar Libre

Antonio Perez

Chef at Santísimo Restaurant

Rafo Muñiz

Actor, Comedian, Director, and Producer

Nicole Vilalte

Chief Marketing Officer at Invest Puerto Rico

Leigh Ferreira

Partner at The Aligned Group

Lenny Lopez

Personal Trainer and Owner of Lenny’s Gym

Evan Arteaga

Inventor, Builder, Craftsman, and Artist

Cheryl Mann

Marketing, Advertising, Creative, Mentor


Hip-Hop Artist

Manuel A. Martín Méndez

Judicial Law Clerk at Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Supreme Court

Olga Ramos

President at The Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico

Patricia de la Torre

SVP Division Manager Corporate Communications Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

Javier Soto Arocho

Program Director at gener8tor