Acclaimed author Wes Moore is a veteran, Rhodes Scholar and founder of BridgeEDU. His most recent book, The Work, debuted at No. 15 on The New York Times Best Seller List and was received as a model for how we can weave valuable lessons together from supremely different people in order to forge individual paths to triumph. Mr. Moore’s first book, The Other Wes Moore, is a story of mentorship and support networks who refused to let him fall into crime and drugs. It tells the tale of two kids with the same name living in the same city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow after serving in the prestigious 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. The other is currently serving a life sentence for the killing of a police officer during an armed robbery. Burning with curiosity as to why he and the other Wes were so radically different, Mr. Moore investigated the man with the same name. Mr. Moore is the host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and the executive producer and host of PBS’ Coming Back With Wes Moore, which focuses on the re-integration of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their return home. He is also the founder/CEO of BridgeEdU, an innovative college platform that addresses the college completion and job placement crisis. BridgeEdU reinvents the freshman year in a way that engages students in real-world internships and service-learning opportunities in addition to core academic classes. Filled with stories of everyday people, Mr. Moore’s very human perspective, coupled with his transformative programs, bring concrete benefits.