Joshua Rodriguez is a motivational speaker on multiple digital platforms including YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram. Starting his YouTube channel in 2011, he has built a mass following of middle school and high school teens looking for advice in different areas of their life: self-worth, • relationships, • academics, and family. His videos and content has been featured in prominent marketing publications and has also been used in many different schools across the country. Josh was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where he has worked in the education technology field for over 7 years communicating with teachers, principals, and students all across the world. Josh is currently the digital media specialist at Hapara, designing digital media campaigns for teachers and school leaders in the education technology space. After graduating college, he noticed that more and more students were turning to the internet to learn about life issues and to ask questions they may have been too afraid to talk to their parents or friends about. From there Josh began to look at other motivational content creators online and saw a need for someone to be speaking to teens directly about these issues from a place of non-judgment and acceptance. Josh’s teaching approach is inspired by the late Fred “McFeeley” Rogers who taught children they are special just the way they are and Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh who speaks about cultivating peace in every step.