IMPACT.EDITION IS A DIGITAL MAGAZINE ABOUT ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. WE COVER THE CHANGEMAKERS WHO CREATE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN SOUTH FLORIDA AND BEYOND EITHER THROUGH THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICES, PRODUCTS OR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.WE CONSISTENTLY CONTRIBUTE TO EDUCATING, INSPIRING, AND MOBILIZING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE THE UN’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
WE ARE PROUD TO SERVE A TRULY DIVERSE AUDIENCE BY CONNECTING STUDENT STARTUPS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, IMMIGRANTS-POWERED VENTURES, SMALL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS, YOUNG ARTISTS TO EXPAND THEIR REACH. WE ALSO RECOGNIZE SUBSTANTIAL ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS IMPACT INVESTING FIRMS, ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, ENTERPRISES THAT EMPOWER PEOPLE OF IMPACT.
Yulia is a tenacious, passionate communications professional with over 15 years of experience in journalism, corporate communications, public relations, brand marketing, and content development. Her extensive work in the field of corporate social responsibility, impact investing and civic engagement, has been resulted in the launch of IMPACT.EDITION. Yulia loves bold ideas, impactful experiences, ambitious challenges, fast-paced startups and energizing conversations. She holds an MBA degree from Florida International University and a Ph.D. in journalism from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Multi-passionate and curious, Samantha went into journalism and digital advertising. And in that work, her fascination with the intersection of storytelling, art, and technology only grew. Samantha’s driven by the belief we should leave the world better than we found it. The cornerstone of that mission is using her skills as a writer, strategist & producer to connect her community to their own stories. With years of experience in creative digital strategy & production, Samantha helped many brands to find its voices through style and digital content development. She was born and raised in Miami. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in creative writing and journalism.
Social Impact Writer
Sofia is an aspiring journalist who hopes to amplify other’s voices and forms of expression through her work. Previously, she held leadership positions in her school’s social media team, blog staff, yearbook committee, and Gay Straight Alliance. Focusing on helping other individuals express themselves through writing and art, she was recognized as a Silver Knight Honorable Mention in the Journalism category. With an interest in community engagement and promoting social awareness, she hopes to educate the public on social issues and community efforts. She is working towards her Bachelors in Digital Communication and Media and a certificate in Queer Studies from Florida International University.
Pr. Carrillo is a Faculty Administrator within the Department of Finance, College of Business at Florida International University. He is also the director of the Capital Markets Lab at FIU, designed to promote the importance of financial education and to spread financial literacy awareness throughout the South Florida community. He received a Master of Music from the University of Miami, a MBA from FIU, and a Master of Science in Finance in 2004.
Ms. Dahlberg is a business writer, editor, blogger, and researcher with extensive media and business experience. Most of her writing and editing career (over 25+ years) was spent with the Miami Herald. Ms. Dahlberg supports multiple programs for early-stage innovators and judges annual pitch competitions for entrepreneurs in South Florida.
Silvio F. Pupo
Mr. Pupo has 10+ years of finance and economic development experience with key strengths in sustainable business operations, impact investing, and fintech. He has a global background from years in business across Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, U.S., and Asia. Mr.Pupo manages Logos Capital, an impact investing firm. He is also the President of
Government Blockchain Association of Miami and Strategic Advisor for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Michael has years of experience in creative content production. His solid portfolio includes world-famous brands such as Burger King, Chevrolet, Campbell Ewald, etc. He began his writing journey at the age of 17, it was then he realized the potential power of writing his ideas down and found a love of telling stories with the written word. In 2018, Johnny won a scholarship for comedy writing with The Second City Training Center. He runs his blog and works with Razorfish, one of the world's largest interactive agencies.