Dr. Debbie Almontaser is the founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group Inc. She is also founding and former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. A 25-year veteran of the New York City public school system, she has taught, trained teachers, and served as a multicultural specialist and diversity adviser. Dr. Almontaser is also the Board President of the Muslim Community Network. She frequently lectures on Arab culture, Islam, cultural diversity, interfaith coalition building, and youth leadership. Debbie sits on the Public Advocate Letitia James’ Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh Task Force to Combat Hate. She was a featured speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.