As a young boy, John Rodrigues knew he was different, but he didn't kw he was smart. School simply didn't work for him t because he couldn't understand the language based-methods in which his teachers taught. Unbekwnst to John, he had dyslexia. However, despite his challenges with reading, he could learn, and he had dreams...dreams which led him around the world making a viable living as an ice sculptor on a cruise ship...dreams which got him into Harvard. -Kelly J Charlton
John Rodrigues is an uplifting, rebellious voice who will strike a chord with anyone who has ever had a hard time marching in step in a culture of conformity. -Entertainment Weekly John Rodrigues is a national advocate for dyslexia and the founder of Thinklexic, a not-for-profit organization serving the dyslexic community. Rodrigues graduated from U.C. Berkeley and spent one year as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is the author of High School Dropout to Harvard: Diary of a Dyslexic Kid and featured in RoadTrip Nation's new movie Being You with Howie Mandel. He is a professional Ice Sculptor who uses Art to empower kids with learning disabilities, combat stereotypes & drive advocacy. He has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, ABC News, CNN and PBS. Represented by the Random House Speakers Bureau, he regularly speaks to Fortune 500 companies, public policy organizations, and colleges and universities across the country.