Ernesto Mejia | CoolSpeak

Ernesto Mejia

“I am my parent’s American dream!”

Speaker & Parental Engagement Expert

Ernesto Mejia, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is a true example of the American dream. Diagnosed with the rare disease of Guillain-Barré Syndrome at the age of 16 that left him temporarily paralyzed, he was not supposed to be a successful student, much less a College Dean of Students.

Through his hardships, Ernesto learned to never give up on life, he now speaks to students, parents, and teachers about overcoming obstacles and never giving up on the American dream: education.

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Ernesto speaks on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Parental Training
  • Professional Development
  • The Senior Experience: College Readiness
  • College Planning & Finance
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Student Leadership
  • Diversity: Bilingual / Bicultural / Binational
  • Migrant / ELL
  • Health & Wellness
  • SEL: Social Emotional Learning

9.6 out of 10 Audience Rating


“Both students and teachers were moved by your presentations because you touched their hearts. Most importantly, many teachers felt a change in energy (positive) as soon as they walked into the auditorium.”

Gabriella Maldonado, Ed. S. Assistant Principal, Abraham Lincoln High School
Gabriella Maldonado, Ed. S.

“Ernesto, I wish I could tell you more about how influential your speech was to me. Keep doing what you do, it’s truly amazing.”

Valeria Solorzano Student
Valeria Solorzano

“Ernesto inspired me to give my best and be my best to make a better me but to make my parents proud.”

Joselyn Flores Student
Joselyn Flores

“I definitely enjoyed the presentation from Ernesto! It gave me a different perspective on what I can use to push me as a person not only in my education but overall in my life. He was an awesome speaker.”

Student Truckee Meadows Community College

“I absolutely loved his presentation because it hit home. He’s the type of guy that he can really connect with you because of what he’s been through it, and I like the way he includes his audience. Overall I would recommend him to anybody because he can really motivate anybody.”

Staff Truckee Meadows Community College
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