Join us on November 2 for DreamWakers’ 2022 Celebration!  Learn more & purchase tickets.

Here at DreamWakers, we have the privilege of working with diverse and dynamic volunteer professionals from around the world. Our #DreamSpeakers are CEOs, scientists, authors, and reporters, all making waves in their industries. Busy as they are, these professionals still take the time to give back by virtually volunteering with DreamWakers through our core Flashchats program.

This academic year, we rolled out a new series on Instagram to provide our scholars with even more in-depth exposure to the day-to-day “real-world” life of DreamWakers’ professional role models. Through a series of 10 Instagram Takeovers, our #DreamSpeakers took students along to a tech conference in Vegas, to launch a new art installation in New York, and to train for the Olympics in Phoenix. Check out the videos below to get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes hustle and grind of a few of our incredible #DreamSpeakers!

Who would you like to see host a DreamWakers Instagram Takeover next? Let us know in the comments below!

Ahiza Garcia

Tech Reporter, CNN Business and DreamWakers Advisory Council member

AJ LaVilla


Candace Rose Rardon

Travel Writer and Sketch Artist

Lili Gangas

Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Juliette Dallas-Feeney

Head of Brand Partnerships, Love Stories TV and DreamWakers Board Member

Jeff Hoffman


Nick Bayer

Founder and CEO, Saxbys Coffee

Leah Smith

Professional Athlete, USA Swimming

Katy Rodriguez Wimberly

Physics Graduate Student, UC Irvine

Victoria Ying

Author and Artist

Make sure to follow us on Instagram for more DreamWakers Takeovers and updates!

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