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In 2020, Anessa was awarded Best in Class for ESG/SDG Tokens by the Tokenized Assets and Digital Securities (TADS) Awards operated by Coinstreet Partners for her work with the Libra Project global renewable energy company. Also a recipient of the prestigious Silver Stevie Award for 2020 Solo Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Anessa has been repeatedly voted among Orlando's Legal Elite and recognized for her work in human rights law by Marquis Who's Who of Top Attorneys. Anessa is a published academic in the peer-reviewed Florida Bar Journal, and she has been featured by the nationally syndicated Daily Flash, the Florida Hi-Tech Corridor, and in Humans of Blockchain. In her free time, she enjoys serving on the Board of the Florida Blockchain Business Association and authoring materials on emerging technologies for financial inclusion and stakeholder capitalism.
Anessa is proud alumna of Oxford's Saïd Business School where she studied Blockchain Strategies and Financial Technology. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s in International Diplomacy from Wright State University.
Anessa Allen Santos, JD
Anessa Allen Santos is a seasoned attorney and business executive having served in senior management positions leading three technology companies from idea through acquisition by publicly traded companies. Afterwards, she started IntelliLaw to provide business and legal consulting services to deep and emerging technology companies worldwide. A former adjunct law professor, Anessa is a frequent guest lecturer and keynote speaker for the Florida Bar Association and at select universities, conferences and podcasts on varied subjects such as ethics in data analytics and algorithmic integrity at the University of Central Florida, market cannibalism at the National Press Club, and for the Cryptocurrency Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill.
Rose Mahdavieh, B.A. is a recent graduate from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Political Science and minor in Intelligence and National Security. She has successfully published an honors thesis regarding the emergence of blockchain technology within the sphere of politics, and is preparing to attend the University of Miami Law School in Fall 2021. Rose has traveled to numerous conferences country-wide and given multiple presentations on topics concerning international politics, specifically the Middle East.