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Featured RTAcademy Members
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Retta
Stand-up Comedian / Actress
    Wikipedia   

Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld
Comedians
        Website   

Scott Beale
Founder of Laughing Squid
Website       

Kevin Bleyer
Writer, The Daily Show
Webpage       

Alton Brown
Bestselling Author and Foodist
    Website   

Lee Brown
Chief Revenue Officer, BuzzFeed
    Website   

Kevin Burke
CMO Visa
Website       

Luanne Calvert
VP & CMO, Virgin America
Website       

Nick Cannon
Host, America's Got Talent; Founder of NCredible Entertainment; and Chairman of TeenNick
Webpage       

Beth Comstock
CMO, GE
Webpage           

Mark Crumpacker
CMO, Chipotle
Webpage        Foursquare   

Justine Ezarik
YouTuber, iJustine
    Website   

Benny & Rafi Fine
YouTubers, The Fine Bros
Website       

Stephen Fry
Actor and Writer
    Website   

Brittany Furlan
Viner
    Website   

Neil Gaiman
Author
    Website   

Nikki Glaser
Comedian
    Website   

Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Webpage       

MC Hammer
Entertainer and Entrepreneur
    Wikipedia   

Brian Harrington
EVP/CMO at Zipcar
    Website   

Mamrie Hart
Comedian and YouTuber
    Website   

Caroline Hirsch
Owner of Caroline's on Broadway
Webpage       

Mike Hopkins
NASA Astronaut
    Website   

Arianna Huffington
President of The Huffington Post
    Website   

Kerri Walsh Jennings
Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Beach Volleyball Team
Webpage       

Mike Krieger
Co-Founder, Instagram
    Instagram   

James Lecesne
Co-Founder, The Trevor Project
    Website   

Simon Lowden
SVP & CMO, Pepsi Beverages North America
Webpage       

Aasif Mandvi
Correspondent, The Daily Show
Webpage       

Alyssa Milano
Actress, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
    Wikipedia   

Andy Mitchell
Director of Media Partnerships at Facebook
       

Jenna Mourey
YouTuber, JennaMarbles
    Website   

Craig Newmark
Founder of Craigslist
    Wikipedia    Website   

Tyler Oakley
Entertainer
    Website   

Jamie Oliver
TV Personality and Chef
        Website    Instagram    YouTube   

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Host, The Dr. Oz Show
Webpage       

Adam Pally
Actor & Comedian
Webpage       

David Pogue
Tech columnist, Yahoo; Author, The World According to Twitter
    Website    Website   

Dan Roth
Executive Editor, LinkedIn
Webpage       

Thomas Sanders
Viner and Entertainer
    Website   

Paul Scheer
Actor and Comedian
Webpage       

Adam Scott
Actor & Comedian, NBC's Parks & Recreation
Webpage       

Shiza Shahid
Co-founder & Global Ambassador, The Malala Fund
    Website   

Charlie Sheen
Actor
Webpage       

Prof Sree Sreenivasan
Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website        Wikipedia   

Charlie Todd
Founder, Improv Everywhere
    Website   

Jimmy Wales
Founder of Wikipedia
    Wikipedia   

Steve Wozniak
Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.
Webpage       

Rus Yusupov
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Vine
    Website