Josuel Plasencia, Student Director
Josuel Plasencia is a 21-year old social entrepreneur, youth advocate and community leader who has been featured on NBC, ABC, PBS, C-SPAN and in the Wall St. Journal. Josuel brought his passion to the #1 school for entrepreneurship in the United States (U.S. News and World Report), Babson College.
There he co-founded Project 99, a startup focused on inclusive entrepreneurship, which piloted its first program in August 2015 in the Dominican Republic. Project 99's brought together 20 students for 4 days, sponsored and made possible by Delta Airlines, Deloitte Dominican Republic, Grupo Rica, Grupo Corripio, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, ALPFA and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Josuel currently sits on the Alumni Leadership Council of the National Academy Foundation, an organization that turned the course of his life around in high school. He is also a public speaker (Gotham Hall, The Museum of Finance, Rooftop at Tribeca and Cipriani Wall Street), focusing on the impact non-profit programs have on a young person’s life, such as ALPFA, Junior Achievement, the National Academy Foundation and Virtual Enterprises International had in him.