Gen Z and Animal Behavior

Sydney Polinchock

Student and Speaker

Sydney Polinchock is 17 years old and in her senior year at Montclair Kimberly Academy. She will be attending Bucknell University in the fall as an animal behavior major. 

She has spoken about Gen Z around the world with her dad 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. 

Most recently, she spoke at Retail Tech Week in London. Past speaking engagements include: The Pulpit conference in Stavanger, Norway, the Media Forum conference in Oslo, KIS Digital Week in Puerto Rico, the NY Daily News Innovation Lab in New York City, and at South By South West 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 a dancer at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) and is part of their 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. 

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