Esther Dyson

I’ll always remember my fourth-grade teacher telling me: “Look, dear, I wouldn’t bother to criticize you if I didn’t think you could do so much better!” Location: Moscow, Russia and New York, New York Profession:  Chairman of EDventure Holdings Twitter Handle: @edyson What was the first philanthropic gift you gave?: The first time I ever…


Benjamin Feit

The best part about working at Democracy Prep — you are not just thinking about narrowing the achievement gap, you are thinking about the macro implications of what you are actually trying to accomplish, what is your theory of change and how is this going to manifest in real life. When you see that active…


Amy Kadomatsu

Today, I’m the co-founder of a tech company. I see the talent crunch everyday – the lack of engineers, product managers, designers and the like. To fill this talent crunch, we need to show our students that they can be a part of this ecosystem so that they can make informed choices as they attend…

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