TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO.
“I’m Johann Hayag, CEO and Founder of Aktibo Athletics. I’m also a TheDream.US graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in
TELL US WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS…
“I graduated with a chemistry degree with a passion for the environment and fitness. I thought the best way to implement both is to create athletic wear sourced from sustainable/recycled materials like plastic bottles. My job function is to strategically plan out our business, where we just finished our first incubator program and are now planning a Kickstarter Campaign.”
WHAT UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES DO DREAMERS BRING TO THEIR WORK?
“Coming from a background as an Asian immigrant, I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood. I then moved to Chicago for school with more diversity. My experience showed me that there are a myriad of people with very different views. It helped me understand that representation is important as all people want a voice to be heard. I think Dreamers want to have that voice listened to and have people notice that their opinion also matters.”