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Luis Carlos Montalvan

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LUIS CARLOS MONTALVÁN is an international award-winning New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and advocate. TUESDAY is his beloved service dog and recipient of the 2013-14 American Kennel Club Award for Canine Excellence.

A 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Captain Montalván served multiple tours abroad and was decorated with numerous awards including two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. In 2007, Montalván honorably departed the military and in 2010 completed a master's of science from Columbia University's Graduate School...

Ty Tashiro

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TY TASHIRO, Ph.D., is the author of AWKWARD: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome. He is also the author of The Science of Happily Ever After. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post,,, and on NPR and Sirius XM Stars radio. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, has been an award-winning professor at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado, and has addressed TED@NYC, Harvard Business School, MIT's Media Lab, and the American Psychological Association. He lives in New York City.