Sarah Chen

Investor & entrepreneur, Sarah Chen is Co-Founder of Beyond The Billion (launched as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women), a global consortium of over 100 venture funds and limited partner investors that have pledged to invest beyond $1B towards women-founded companies. To date, the consortium has deployed $638M and counting in 2 years, into close… READ MORE >

Curtis Clemens

While In college I took a class called Outdoor Pursuits. During that time, we learned how to go rock climbing. Thinking I would never get the chance to do this again I took full advantage of the course doing things I never thought I would ever be doing. Then someone told the greatest news ever…. READ MORE >

Justin Ellis

Justin Ellis is currently the Senior Managing Director of Finance for KIPP DC, a charter management organization that operates a network of 18 high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools across 7 campuses which collectively educate approximately 6,900 students in grades PK3 through 12 in the District of Columbia. In this role he leads KIPP DC’s efforts and… READ MORE >

Jeff Franco

Jeffrey Franco currently serves as the founder and CEO of Camino Consulting Group which supports social enterprise in fundraising, strategic planning, board development and executive coaching. He is also an adjunct professor at American University on a course he designed and currently teaches on nonprofit management in the education sector. Jeffrey served as Interim Executive… READ MORE >

Krystle Merchant

Krystle Merchant currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at Maret School. She graduated from Duke University with a BA in History in 2008 and McGill University with an MA in Education and Society and Women’s and Gender Studies in 2015. In the dozen years that she has been teaching and working… READ MORE >

Valentina Raman

Valentina Raman is an education entrepreneur who weaves learning communities that mobilize diverse education stakeholders towards a more equitable and thriving world. She has co-founded 2 global collaboratives, The Weaving Lab and YxY (Youth by Youth), whose combined 400+ members, spanning from middle school students to retired professionals across 6 continents, are actively working towards… READ MORE >

Larry Savoy

His life in education has come full circle for Larry Savoy Jr., who graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington in 1993, returned as an administrator and teacher there for 14 years from 1997-2011, and as of July 1, will return as Carroll’s new president. “Everybody’s ready to come back home,” he said in… READ MORE >

Shoshanna Sumka

Shoshanna Sumka is a leader in global learning, community engagement, and student leadership development. As the Executive Director (ED) of ISEEN, Shoshanna works to inspire and support experiential educators and connect lifelong learners through our inclusive network. Shoshanna’s two decades of professional experience include support for travel and outdoor education throughout the world. Most recently… READ MORE >

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