Meet Jewel Ifeguni! Our founder and CEO launched YouMatter Studios in 2017 as a game studio with a mission to improve representation in media. A couple of films later, her startup evolved into a media company whose focus is on empowering and fore fronting marginalized voices. When she is not running YMS, Jewel is working for Xbox and prioritizing making YMS's products and services inclusive. To see what her life looks like, checkout #jewelzstartupjourney on Youtube and LinkedIn.

| AMAKA ONWUTA | Executive Producer


Amaka is a content creator, marketer, and lives in Chicago. She is helping execute the vision of "How We Got Here". YouMatter Studios Docuseries that is forefronting Black Voices and inviting all communities to join in the dialogue.


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David Wang contributes content to YMS through the lens of examining the intersection of racial struggle and class warfare. He is currently a student of Fine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.



Jalon Harris is a Tik Tok Star on the rise that consistently innovating how to drive important dialogues. He currently creates for the YouMatter Studios and attends Morehouse University.

| DANIELLE BOIVIN | Content & Outreach

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Danielle is an actor, musician, and writer living in NYC. She met Jewel and the rest of YMS through her brother Nick. Danielle tries to create art that focuses on representation and empathy; which lines up with the YMS mission.