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Dot Complicated: November 21, 2018

Host Randi Zuckerberg is joined by Jess Teutonico (Curator; Executive Director, TEDxTeen; We Are Family Foundation ), Natalie Hampton (CEO, Sit With Us), and Amanda Southworth (Founder, AnxietyHelper; Astra Lab) on the Wednesday, November 21, 2018 edition of Dot Complicated.

Air Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Amanda Southworth

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Amanda Southworth

Natalie Hampton

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Natalie Hampton

Jess Teutonico

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Jess Teutonico

Featured Guests

Jess Teutonico

Curator; Executive Director, TEDxTeen; We Are Family Foundation


Jess Teutonico is the Executive Director of We Are Family Foundation, founded in 2002 by legendary music producer and multi-Grammy winner Nile Rodgers.  Nile amplifies musicians, the Foundation amplifies youth and are known as one of the leading international organizations powering the work of the most impactful and influential young people on the planet.  Two of their signature programs are – TEDxTeen, named one of the top 7 youth conferences by Entrepreneur Magazine, which trended #6 worldwide on twitter recently with over 400M impressions in 12 hours, has over 16M views, and over 150 countries around the world tune into the livestream. Three Dot Dash is a sought after incubator and accelerator for social entrepreneurs, with over 250 alumni affecting billions of people, working with over 200+ coalition partners and 250 influential Mentors including the likes of Kweku Mandela, Ross Bleckner and Luis Moreno Ocampo.

She is also the founder of Under the Acacia, an organization in Kenya that works in tandem with indigenous tribes in remote areas to implement a game changing model of sustainability and economic security.  Over 150,000 people will be affected by this model, and within the next 2 years once the final investment is complete, the community will conservatively net proceeds of over $100K a year – ensuring complete self reliance for generations to come.

As a consult, she has been sought after as a producer and social content expert for TED Conferences, the Global Creative Leadership Summit and the United Nations. She is also the Youth Advisor to Joseph Peter and Al Bayati, the Ambassador to Iraq, who campaigned for the adoption of The International Day of Happiness by the United Nations 193 member nations by consensus with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Kweku and Ndaba Mandela.


Twitter- @TEDxTeen | @undertheacacia
Full Profile

Natalie Hampton

CEO, Sit With Us


Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton is a Los Angeles high school junior, anti-bullying activist, app developer and the CEO of a non-profit called Sit With Us, Inc. Severely bullied in middle school, Natalie was forced to eat lunch alone nearly every day. After she switched schools, and quickly fell in with a great friend group, she would invite anyone who was eating alone to join her. Those people became her friends, friends with everyone in the group, and were invited to social gatherings. She saw that one simple act of kindness made a big difference in their lives. This inspired her to create the Sit With Us mobile app, which serves as a free lunch planning tool for middle and high school kids so that no one has to eat lunch alone. Kids can use the app’s features to coordinate lunches with their friends.  They can also volunteer to be Sit With Us Ambassadors for their schools and post open lunch events on campus so that anyone looking for a table to join can find one.

The app has been featured as one of the “New Apps We Love” by Apple, been downloaded by 100,000+ people in seven countries worldwide, and garnered the attention and acclaim of international media and press.

Natalie has spoken at conferences such as “Girls Can Do” (Washington D.C.) and Renaissance Weekend (Charleston), and spreads her message to schools by visiting in person or via Skype. Recently, she was an invited speaker at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as Say No Bullying’s annual festival. Natalie is also proud to be partnering with six prominent anti-bullying organizations, including Born This Way Foundation, PACER and Champions Against Bullying. In addition to creating the Sit With Us app, Natalie volunteers extensively for her community.  She is a counselor for United in Harmony, a non-profit organization that runs a sleep away camp for underprivileged and homeless kids, and she tutors underprivileged kids at the Otis Booth campus of Children’s Institute International.


Twitter- @nobodyeatsalone
Full Profile

Amanda Southworth

Founder, AnxietyHelper; Astra Lab


Amanda Southworth is the Founder and Executive Director of Astra Labs. She has dealt with both mental and physical health issues all while falling in love with coding and programming. In 2015, Southworth decided to create the app AnxietyHelper for those who have struggled through similar issues as her. The app provided free information about mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, while also providing resources and tips for coping with these issues. Southworth has become more involved in activism for mental health and has done interviews as well as a Tedx talk on the topic.


Twitter- @withastra | @amndasuthwrth
Full Profile

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