Dr. Kortney Ziegler is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur. His passion for social-justice-based work in the tech space, led him to found Trans*H4CK (2013) the first technology organization centered on sustaining transgender lives. He is also the co-founder of Appolition, a web app that collects spare change to pay bail for those that can't. Ziegler is the first person in history to receive the PhD of African American studies from Northwestern University (2011). Ziegler was named one of the most influential African Americans by TheRoot100 and one of the most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine.