Keynote Speaker - Tori Cubelo
Tori Cubelo is UNICEF USA'S New York City Community Engagement Fellow. Her role is to serve as a grassroots and national spokesperson for children and bring together networks of faith-based communities, schools, universities, volunteers, advocates, elected leaders and others to unite on behalf of children. Leveraging U.S. Fund for UNICEF'S education, advocacy, and fundraising initiatives, she works to create transformational change in the lives of children around the world, empowering people to act locally. Tori's advocacy for children rights has led her everywhere from conducting briefings at the United Nations to creating a child trafficking podcast entitled "The Ending Human Trafficking Locally and Globally Podcast." She also sits on the Coalition for Global Citizenship and the Coalition to Stop Trafficking in Person. In 2016, Tori completed her Master's in Public Health at CUNY School for Public Health, focusing her studies on urban and community health. She previously earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Italian at The College of the Holy Cross.
The title of her Keynote will be: UNICEF USA and DKG Partner Together for Schools for Africa.
Tori will highlight UNICEF'S history, mission, and goals as well as DKG's historic partnership with UNICEF and UNICEF USA. Additionally, she will feature updates on the partnership which focuses on Schools for Africa. Updates will include how much DKG has raised thus far for the project, how members can take action through fundraising, advocacy, and education, and how member's dollars will continue to make an impact in the lives of the most volunerable children.
DKG International Guest
Nita R. Scott, Membership Services Administrator, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Nita R. Scott joined Society Headquarters in August of 2011. Scott, an experienced educator, taught secondary mathematics and business in Tennessee and Arkansas before moving to Texas to accept the position of membership services administrator. Initiated in 2005, Scott has served her Tennessee chapter as president and as the strategic action committee chair. At the state organization level in Tennessee, she was a member of the membership committee and served as financial advisor to the convention steering committee. During her membership, she has conducted workshops at state organization, regional and international conventions. As a member in Texas, she is currently serving on the state organization leadership seminar committee.
With a Bachelor of Business Administration (marketing and management) and a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership, Scott uses data as a tool to enable Society leadership in marketing the Society and building membership. Scott serves as liaison for the International Membership, Expansion, Golden Gift Fund, Educators Award and Educational Excellence Committees. Scott and husband, James, live in the countryside outside of Austin with seven horses, three dogs, a cat and a small herd of cattle.