Hamed Sinno is a New York based musician, poet, vocal instructor, and social justice advocate. They have been the writer and front-person for Mashrouʼ Leila since 2008. They write and lecture about the convergence of music and social justice, and teach singing from their studio in New York. They have a BFA from the American University of Beirut, and are pursuing an MA in Digital Music at Dartmouth College.
Geena Rocero is a Filipino Americansupermodel, TED speaker, and transgender advocate based in New York City. Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories of the transgender community worldwide to elevate justice and equality. Rocero has spoken about transgender rights at the United Nations Headquarters, the World Economic Forum, and the White House.