With many young adults suffering in silence, we help higher education institutions increase student engagement and retention through comprehensive programs and consulting services that decrease the stigma of prioritizing mental health and well-being.
“My faith in God and my experience with depression inspired the birth of Speaks 2 Inspire.”
Abraham is a mental health advocate, best-selling author, podcaster, and storyteller. He is also the founder and CEO of Speaks 2 Inspire, the mental health solution for young adults suffering in silence. His personal struggles with depression in college inspired him to use his platform to spread mental health awareness. Abraham’s passion for eradicating stigma and helping young adults like him feel validated and supported drives our company’s efforts and commitment to a world free of mental health stigma.
Sasha is an accomplished Operations Manager and young professional with over six years of experience in the field. Her experience in leadership, project management, and customer-led approaches have been a crucial part of our growth at Speaks 2 Inspire. Sasha’s efforts and professionalism positively contribute to our company’s mission to eradicate mental health stigma and encourage young adults to prioritize their mental health.
Fani is a speaker, performing artist, proud Latina, feminist, mental health advocate, and inclusion activist. A native of Venezuela, Fani journeyed to the U.S. shortly after her 18th birthday to pursue the American Dream. Since then, she earned a degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of West Florida. Fani marries the art of storytelling with evidence-based research to increase mental health awareness, create inclusive spaces, increase multicultural awareness, and advocate for lasting changes in our communities. Her story, cultural background, extensive experience in policy and advocacy, and creative spirit bring a unique and exciting perspective to our programs.
Fani is also fluent in Spanish and English.
M.S.W, Mental Health First Aid Certification
Dawn is a speaker and mental health advocate. She has over 7 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and families triumph over disabling emotions and negative experiences and become the primary stakeholders in their mental health. As a speaker, she combines her story and knowledge in the field to provide practical tools that empower young adults to heal and advocate for themselves. Dawn brings a dynamic perspective to our programs at Speaks 2 Inspire.
Zandrae is a mental health and wellness advocate. Born and raised in Singapore, Zandrae migrated to the U.S. in 2007 with her family, and California has been her home ever since. Zan graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a double-minor in Sociology and Asian American Studies from Cal State – East Bay. Her passion for mental health advocacy inspired her to join efforts with the CSUEB Associated Students, PEERS, Crisis Text Line, Psi Chi, and Speaks 2 Inspire to advocate for and support students’ mental and emotional needs.
Zan is fluent in English; has Conversational Proficiency in Mandarin
Zane is a Public Relations Imagineer, mental health advocate, and strategic storyteller. Zane received a degree in Communication & Public Relations at Cal Poly Pomona and is dedicated to creating an equitable world through empowering and inspirational stories. Zane is the founder and CEO of PositiveVibes Magazine, a digital platform dedicated to uplifting the stories and experiences of underrepresented communities. Zane is also the founder of Landing Dreams PR and has worked for top companies such as NASA, USAID, General Motors, SAGE Publishing, and now Speaks 2 Inspire.
Kayla is a mental health advocate and an aspiring registered behavior technician (RBT). She is a first-generation college student and a recent graduate from the University of West Florida. Kayla is looking forward to using her degree in Psychology and acquired experience to further her professional career and inspire others to prioritize their mental health. She is a passionate mental health advocate and a talented member of the Speaks 2 Inspire Team.