Category Archives: Keynote Speaker

Fatima Edwards

2019 Keynote Speaker

Fatima Edwards is a recent honor student and Summa Cum Laude
graduate from Delaware State University (DSU). She acquired her degree in Biology, with a concentration in health professions, and a minor in Chemistry. She was heavily involved on and off campus during her collegiate experience. Some of those activities included joining Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, starting her public speaking workshop series, committee member on multiple boards, student worker, and student research assistant all while balancing her academic and personal requirements. Fatima set three main goals for herself before starting college. The first goal was to graduate Summa Cum Laude. The second was to have a career offer before graduation and lastly, she wanted to leave a lasting impact at DSU. Fatima managed to accomplish all her goals. Her final GPA was 3.82 which qualified her for Summa Cum Laude status. She built lasting relationships with faculty, staff, and students that awarded her a variety of leadership roles and opportunities. She currently works as a Business Technology Analyst for Deloitte in Atlanta, GA where she received this offer before graduation.

Fatima is a native to Dover, Delaware and received her high school education from Polytech High School. At Polytech, Fatima graduated with a technical diploma as a certified dental assistant and trained her senior year to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Through her life experiences, she has learned that confidence yields
leadership, perseverance yields resilience and reputation yields opportunity. Through all these things, she credits her success to her faith, her foundation, her family, and her desire to flourish.

Danielle Delpeche

2018 Keynote Speaker

Danielle Delpéche is a JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program alumna who spent the past three years teaching English in West Japan. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2015 with a B.A. in Asian Studies, where she focused on Japanese media. Her sophomore year was dedicated to revitalizing the school’s dormant Caribbean Cultural group, SOCA (Students of Caribbean Ancestry), and she spent her junior and senior year as its president. She received the Director’s Special Recognition Award on behalf of the Black Cultural Center of Swarthmore College for significant contributions to the Black community and campus-wide. She currently speaks three languages— English, French and Japanese — and is currently working on her fourth: Korean. Danielle has a passion for international media, especially East Asian television and film.
In the future, she hopes to return to Asia and make her mark in the entertainment industry there. Her dream is to diversify Asian popular media; to encourage the youth there to learn about different cultures around the world, as well as inspire others back home to explore the world and expand their horizons.
During her down time, she enjoys playing volleyball, watching Korean horror movies, and finding new music to listen and dance to.