Meet Our Team

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Abby Falik

Founder
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Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, Wharton School of Business
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Agapi Stassinopoulos

Author, motivational speaker & Thrive Global facilitator
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Alejandro Flores Monge

Talent Coordinator
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Alexandra Bernadotte

Founder & CEO, Beyond 12
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Alicia López

Development Manager
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Amber Shields

Academy Instructor
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Ana Peña

Chief of Staff
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Andrew Youn

CEO, One Acre Fund
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Angela Busheska

Academy Fall '20
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Angelia Trinidad

Founder & CEO, Passion Planner
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Aparna Kothary

Director of Technology Operations
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Archana Rao

Senior Director of Global Community Engagement
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Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
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Ashanti Branch

Founder & Executive Director, Ever Forward
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Baratunde Thurston

Writer, Actor & Comedian
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Bill George

Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic Author of Discover Your True North
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Carla Emanuele

Program Operations Manager
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Catharine Bond Hill

Managing Director, Ithaka S + R
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Chido Govera

Founder, The Future of Hope Foundation
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Chiedza Mugurungi

Global Community Engagement Associate
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Chris Eyre

Partner Emeritus, Legacy Venture
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Courtney Martin

Journalist
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Cynthia Bengier

Board/Philanthropy/Community Advocate
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David Arenas

Senior Program Manager
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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist, Educator, Podcaster, & Author
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Dereca Blackmon

CEO, Inclusion Design Group
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Doug Bozick

Director, Finance & Operations
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Doug Hirsch

Co-founder & Co-CEO, GoodRx
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Dr. Jennifer Aaker

General Atlantic Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Dr. Raj Panjabi

Last Mile Health & Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
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Eddie Ndopu

United Nations Secretary-General's Global Advocate for Sustainable Development
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Edel Rodriguez

Artist
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Edgard Gouveia Júnior

Founder of Livelab & Ashoka Fellow
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Elikem Tomety Archer

Chief Program Officer
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Emiliana Reinoso Gutierrez

Fellow India '19 & Academy Spring '21
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Erica Gonzales

Fellow Brazil ‘16
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Erin Lewellen

CEO
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Evelyn Jackson

Academy Instructor
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Fernando Martinez

Marketing Manager
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Fiona Vaz

Academy Instructor
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Gaby Rodriguez

Partnerships Manager
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Garvita Gulhati

Founder, Why Waste?
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Gina Herrera Moreno

Senior Marketing Operations Manager
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Heather Kertyzia

Academy Instructor
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Hector Gomes

Academy Instructor
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Holly Carmichael Djang

Director of Monitoring and Evaluation
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J.I. Cruz

Fellow Senegal '15
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Jake Seltzer

Academy Lead Instructor
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Jamie Robinson

Mental Health Advisor
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Jay Shetty

Storyteller, Podcast Host, Former Monk
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Jennifer Kaberi

Founder, Mtoto News
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Jennifer Lofing Boyle

VP, Programs
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Jennifer Morgan

Executive Director, Greenpeace International
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Jeremy Heimans

Co-Founder & CEO, Purpose
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Jerome Foster II

Executive Director & Founder, OneMillionOfUs
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Jéssica Silva Rios

Partner & Leader of the Impact Management & Measurement Strategy at Vox Capital
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Joan Hanawi

Fellow Ecuador ‘12
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Joey Hubbard

Chief Training Officer, Thrive Global
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Jonas Vannar

Indigenous Sami Reindeer Herder & Activist
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Julia Paolillo

Academy Instructor
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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Author, former Stanford dean
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Justine Bailey

Director of Marketing
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Katie Markle

Associate Director, Creative
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Kendall Valentin

Program Operations Associate
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Kenneth Gyamerah

Academy Instructor
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Lara Savenije

Academy Instructor
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Lara Solis

Fellow India ‘20
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Laura Landaw

Admissions Operations Manager
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Lauren Pitts

Academy Instructor
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Lauren Starre Guido

Fellow Ecuador '14
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Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder & President, Emerson Collective
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Leah Mesh-Ferguson

People Operations Associate
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Leandra Pedretti

Fellow Ecuador '18
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Leo Chen

International Recruitment Specialist
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Lindsey Adams

Technology Operations Manager
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Lorelei Gibson

Executive Assistant
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Mandana Dayani

Creator & Cofounder, I am a voter.
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Marc Seidel

Senior Manager for Health & Safety
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Marcela Ricupero

Academy Instructor
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Marianna Huber

Program Associate, Teaching and Learning
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Marvellous John

Fellow Senegal ’17
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Mary Frances Schurtz-Leon

Academy Instructor
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Mary Obelnicki

Co-Founder, Echidna Giving
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Matt Dalio

Founder, Endless
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Maxine Williams

Chief Diversity Officer, Facebook
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Melinda Gates

Philanthropist, Author, & Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Michael Brun

Haitian DJ & Record Producer
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Miguel Mckelvey

Co-Founder, WeWork
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Molly Lister Weissman

VP, Growth
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Niketu Iralu

Social Worker restoring community relationships in India and Myanmar
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Odiaka Gonzalez

VP, People & Operations
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Patricia Allen

Director of Admissions
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Peter Baggetta

Academy Lead Instructor
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Premal Shah

Co-founder Kiva.org
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Priti Krishtel

Co-Executive Director, I-MAK
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Rahee D

Academy Instructor
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Rara Dzikrina Istifadah

Academy Fall '20
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Rocio Bravo

Senior Manager, Teaching & Learning
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Rufus Gifford

U.S. Ambassador (fmr)
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Sahar Thomson

Admissions & Alumni Coordinator
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Selena Sermeno

Psychologist, Educator and Facilitator
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Selina Tobaccowala

Chief Digital Officer, Openfit
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Semira Sanchez

Alumna, Global Citizen Year
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Seth Godin

Author, Teacher, akimbo.com
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Sharon Meyer

Medical Advisor
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Shawn Mendes

Singer/Songwriter
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Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
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Shruti Kedia

Multimedia Storyteller
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Simona Levi

Playwright, Activist, & Technopolitical Strategist
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Sonal Shah

Founding President, The Asian American Foundation
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Sophia Bush

Actress & Activist
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Sophia Ozenbaugh

Senior Development Associate
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Suchi Manerkar

Development Coordinator
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Sundar Pichai

CEO, Google and Alphabet
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Thuguri Wacira

Alumni Community Engagement Manager
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Toni Townes-Whitley

President, US Regulated Industries
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Tony Woods

Director and Head of Talent, Schmidt Futures
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Usha Nesamoney

Board/Philanthropy/Community advocate
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Varshini Prakash

Executive Director and Co-founder of Sunrise Movement
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Wendy Kopp

CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All
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Wes Moore

CEO, Robin Hood
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William Shain

Fellow Ecuador ‘19
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Wyatt Foster

Admissions Associate
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Yasmine Coupal

Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.
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Ziad Ahmed

21-year-old entrepreneur, student, and speaker


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