Genesis Leong

Genesis Leong is a Project Manager for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies in the Pacific Alliance Project. She facilitates research programs aimed to increase the number of students with disabilities who are successfully transitioning from high school to post-secondary STEM education and ultimately the workforce.

In addition, Genesis is a special events coordinator for large scale community events focused on cutting -edge technology, social justice advocacy and community development. She has extensive experience in event coordination, project management, client relationships, sponsorship development and integrated marketing. Her leadership has created heightened awareness and increased resources for a wide range of projects for clients including University of Hawaii System/Hawaii State Department of Health, Technology News Bytes/Emerging New Media, Equality Hawaii Foundation, etc.

A strong advocate for connecting technology to creativity and positive social change, she has been actively involved in the last three years as a dedicated volunteer for TEDxHonolulu and is the license holder for TEDxHonolulu, TEDxHonoluluED and TEDxHonoluluSalon. Genesis is VERY excited about advancing the legacy and spirit of TEDxHonolulu to the next level of participation and inspiration in Hawaii.