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MADE LIFE INFLUENCERS TO WATCH IN MADE BY ASHLEY WHITE Millennials oftentimes get a bad rep and can sometimes be labeled as lazy and entitled, but there is a plethora of millennials who are working hard to leave their mark on the world and will do so by any means necessary. We’ve gathered a list of millennial influencers to keep on your radar as they are making major moves in 2018… DANA CHANEL E ntrepreneur @danachanel MARIO MCLEAN A uthor @mario.mclean Detroit native, Mario McLean survived the foster care system and is a product of Cass Technical High School and Michigan State University. Mario works to provide social support to those who came from a neglected family background and has made a significant impact on his community. His notable tagline, “Every Day Is An Interview” turned into his first book, of the same name, which was released in 2017. Mario currently serves as the District Sales Manager at Frito-Lay and is pursuing his MBA at Northwood University in Business Management. Known for her inspirational videos, Dana Chanel turned her Sprinkle of Jesus brand into a full- service business that includes the Sprinkle of Jesus app as well as a separate Christian- based advertising company. Sprinkle of Jesus is one of the largest online ministries with over 5 million users and Chanel is focused on helping aspiring entrepreneurs launch their business. AJAY YADAV E ntrepreneur @roomiapp If you needed to find a roommate, you know how daunting the task can be. Ajay Yadav is on a mission to make co-living experiences easier to find through his app, Roomi. He’s guided Roomi through its debut in New York and expansion to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Philadelphia, with other markets and services launching in 2016. Ajay also serves as a Lean Startup Machine mentor, advising early-stage startups during crucial growth points. | 20