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Nicole Betancourt and Sarah Schenk

Nicole Betancourt, Founder and CEO of Parent Earth, Inc. and Co-Executive Director of the Parent Earth Foundation, has over 17 years experience in media production and distribution. She has won an Emmy for an HBO documentary, led a web-based media organization as Executive Director and is a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow and a Donella Meadows Fellow. Her work has been praised in the New York Times, USA Today, and Variety, by the Oprah Winfrey Show and at film festivals from Minsk to Taipei. Nicole lives in NYC with her husband and two young girls who inspire her daily. Sarah Schenck is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Parent Earth Inc. and the Co-Executive Director of Parent Earth Foundation. As the New York City Comptroller’s Senior Advisor for Education, Sarah was commended for excellence in public service and has been honored as a Hepburn Fellow at Bryn Mawr College and a Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellow. She mentors young filmmakers from both her alma maters, Stanford and Bryn Mawr College. Her feature films and short films films have won prizes in the U.S., the U.K., and Belgium.