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Advisory Council Member
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Ana Homayoun is a keynote speaker, school advisor and early career development expert. Her work focuses on helping students develop executive functioning skills in today’s technology and social media world, and on helping workplaces support GenZ and millennial staff members for retention and growth.

She is the author of four books. Her latest, ERASING THE FINISH LINE: The New Blueprint For Success Beyond Grades and College Admissions, was released by Hachette in August 2023 and focuses on the underlying skills all students need to thrive. 

Her three previous books include: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week (Perigee, 2010); The Myth of the Perfect Girl (Perigee, 2013); and Social Media Wellness (Corwin, 2017). Her work has been featured on Good Morning America and MSNBC, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News, as well as on Fast Company, CNBC, and ABC News, among others, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.

Ana is the founder and executive director of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, LLC, an academic advising firm that works with families all over the world. She consults with schools, universities and corporations about workforce development, intrinsic motivation, authentic engagement, and overall wellness. In 2019, she launched Luminaria Learning, a non-profit initiative which implements the Life Navigator School Advisory Program in schools around the country. Life Navigator is a school advisory curriculum and professional learning program designed to support students with key life skills.

Ana is a graduate of Duke University, and she holds a master’s degree in counseling and a pupil personnel services credential from the University of San Francisco. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Cristo Rey San Jose, a Jesuit high school that empowers students from historically excluded communities to seek academic, social and economic empowerment.

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