About The Teacher
Having lived and worked in the US, Germany, France, and South and SE Asia, I've been exploring the intersections of human-centered design, social innovation, education, and individual and institutional transformation. I started Thriving in a Noisy World to explore practices, habits, tools, and community for thriving and leading in an age of distraction and noise. Most recently, I led Changemaker Campus Selection, supporting and equipping intrapreneurial educators and their teams at universities globally to embed social innovation into their culture, programming and operations. I helped launch Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL), a field-based executive education course in Southeast Asia. I also worked as a project strategist fellow with 17 Triggers, a mix between a marketing agency, design studio, and development consultancy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I designed and led a new storytelling initiative at Ashoka Changemakers in DC and worked with Ashoka Germany and Ashoka Globalizer in Berlin, Germany. At Dartmouth, I researched the cross-cultural translation of human-centered design for my anthropology thesis involving fieldwork with four non-profits and social enterprises in the US, Myanmar, Nepal, and Cambodia. I graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth with a BA in Anthropology modified with Economics and Development Studies. I'm a StartingBloc Fellow and member of Sandbox, a global network of young changemakers. Ever-curious, I'm committed to creating space for authentic human connection, practicing meditation, yoga and Pilates, and living the big questions.
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