Meet the Summer 2022 Graduation Speakers

Lubna Mir

Year Up Intern at Bank of America
Graduate Host

I joined Year Up in pursuit of an opportunity to explore career choices that once seemed out of my reach. As an immigrant woman, I sought the chance to gain professional training outside the scope of success defined for women in my culture. Year Up provided me with hands-on skills development, college credits, and an internship opportunity at Bank of America. The education and professional training I have received will help me reach my dreams and find success in corporate America. Year Up has enabled me to move from the stage of confusion about life’s next steps, to becoming a confident, well-equipped, young professional. In five years, I see myself as a thriving, successful woman. I see myself with a degree in accounting and working and growing within the Bank of America Corporation.  



Adetomiwa Coker

Year Up Intern at InspirEDU
Graduate Keynote

I joined Year Up because I have a passion for technology and wanted to be a great example to my family and friends. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and make the uncomfortable feel comfortable and make the uneasy feel easy. Ever since I joined Year Up, I have made so many friendships with the other scholars and they have been behind me every step of the way. They have encouraged me, and keep pushing me to keep my foot on the gas, and I am very blessed to have been on this journey with my good friends at Year Up who I consider family. I would also like to give a huge thank you to my coach, Ms. Debbie Smith.


Coriya Burns Falker

General Sales Manager
Radio One
Keynote Speaker

Coriya Burns Falker serves as the General Sales for Radio One Atlanta which includes Classix 102.9, Hot 107.9, Majic 97.5/107.5 and Praise 102.5. She is responsible for leading a team of talented Account Executives who sell on-air, on-line and on-site events. From 9-5 she’s the GSM for Radio One but from 5-9 she’s a GoalDigger Coach and Reboot Specialist. She teaches women how to move the needle on their goals, especially old goals they once put on the backburner or gave up on. Coriya is a sought after keynote speaker for organizations, empowerment events, sororities and educational institutions. She is also the author of Pray. Plan. Execute. Fail-Proof Goals in 5 Easy Steps available on Amazon.


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