Listen to this podcast episode by our hosts, Navnita and Srijani, to be informed on the distracted driving laws of 10 states in the US. These states include Georgia, California, Minnesota, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Montana.
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A discussion of the connection between autonomous vehicles and distracted driving with Dakota Medina and Nikhil Kori of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation.
Nina Hersher is CEO and Co-founder of the Digital Wellness Collective, a global trade association of Digital Wellness experts and organizations collaborating to enhance human relationships through the intentional use and development of technology.
Hersher is an international speaker and leading expert in Digital Wellness, holding a specialized MSW from Washington University in St. Louis in Norms of Connectivity and Reconceptualizing Human Development in the 21st Century, and holds additional credentials as an Oasis in the Overwhelm Facilitator, Teen Outreach Program Facilitator, and Meditation Teacher.
Hersher specializes in Digital Wellness seminars, retreats, and advising tech companies. Hersher is a core teacher on the first Digital Wellness Certificate course and is Founder of Evolving in the Digital Age™ Consulting, dedicated to best practices in mental health in a fast-paced world.
Most recently, Hersher’s work was featured at Spotify and in publications including The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Al Jazeera, and Voice of America.
Former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for decades has been a member of Global Minnesota, a nationally known nonprofit that promotes international education.
Ritchie holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and serves on several boards, including the Minnesota Military Museum, Minnesota Historical Society and Lifesource. In 2000 and again in 2016, he won the Twin Cities International Citizen award. He was named a 21st Century Game Changer in Voting Rights by the NAACP. In 2011, Ritchie won the Dwight David Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Award from Sister Cities International.
Ritchie’s leadership experience spans government, nonprofit, education and advocacy organizations. In addition to creating a public-private partnership to host a World’s Fair on health and wellness in Minnesota, he served as an endowed chair in agricultural food systems for the University of Minnesota.
Today, Global Minnesota offers a broad portfolio of programs, including professional exchanges, K-12 education programs, discussion groups and public events. In 2017, Global Minnesota engaged thousands of Minnesotans with people and programs from 115 countries, including a group of 91 Fulbright scholars who traveled to Minnesota to study food security, meeting with local nonprofits, corporations and farmers.
Susan Reynolds has over 20 years of experience in digital wellbeing, mindfulness and youth leadership.
In 2019 she co-founded LookUp.live, a nonprofit sparking a social movement among Gen Z to discover and implement their own solutions to combat digital overload and 24/7 connectivity for greater tech/life balance and improved mental health. In partnership with the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College, LookUp.live hosts LookUp StartUp competitions on university competitions.
Susan teaches, speaks, leads workshops and facilitates panels to educate and empower Gen Z to find and implement their own solutions to the detrimental aspects of social media and digital distraction. As a speaker at conferences in Copenhagen, London, and Toronto, she’s brought her mission to a global audience. She offers in-services, assemblies and conferences to education professionals through Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth and schools.
Since graduating with a BA from Dartmouth College and M.Ed from Tufts University, Susan brings her commitment to inspiring youth to thrive through mindfulness as a certified yoga and .b Mindfulness for teens educator. She’s volunteered for Yoga Reaches Out, TextLess Live More, and iBme Teen Mindfulness Retreats, and most uniquely when she taught yoga to 300 teen girls at a nunnery in Myanmar.