Sydney Polinchock is 16 years old and entering her Junior year at Montclair Kimberly Academy. She has spoken about Gen-Z around the world with her dad, David Polinchock [a contributor to MediaVillage] and her friends, Luke Hunter and William Goodall. She started attending her dad’s conferences when she was 4 years old and has accompanied and spoken with him ever since. She has spoken most recently at the Pulpit conference in Stavanger, Norway and the Media Forum conference in Oslo. She has also spoken at KIS Digital Week in Puerto Rico, the NY Daily News Innovation Lab in New York City, and at SXSW in 2015. The panel she was on at SXSW, “Conversations with Digital Natives: Teens Talk”, was quoted 5 times in SXSW’s list of top 50 quotes. Sydney is on the Influencer Advisory Board at sparks & honey, is a dancer with the Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) company which performs at schools that lack dance in their curriculum. She is also a horseback rider and fosters puppies for Bonnie’s Animal Rescue Kingdom.