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Dustan is the founder of Deff Audio, an eCommerce company selling many electronic items but focusing on Mobile Audio. Dustan has been an entrepreneur since he was 12 years old renting out his video games and later selling candy to classmates. Dustan loves to inspire and help motivate people to follow their dreams. He believes that if you don't love what you are doing everyday you should be working hard to change that.
Dr. Jingze Jiang is a professor in economics at Edinboro University. Dr. Jiang earned her Ph.D. in Economics and Master in Statistics at Washington State University. Dr. Jiang is specialized in quantitative analysis, risk quantification and management in the energy markets, environmental economics and industrial organization. Her research has been published in the top energy journal Energy Economics. Dr. Jiang is passionate about influencing the young generation to be the future entrepreneurs and bringing opportunities to the old industrial cities.