Sarah Chen

Sarah is C0-Founder & Managing Partner of The Billion Dollar Fund/Beyond the Billion, a global consortium of over 90 venture capital funds that have now pledged to and are actively deploying beyond US$1Bn to be invested into women-founded companies. Today, she works with limited partner investors to diversify their portfolios through venture as a returns… 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 >

Watani Hatcher

Ms. Hatchers division is responsible for programming outdoor spaces by providing events and activities that support a community’s vision. The main goal is to have residents enjoy the outdoors as they learn to live within a city filled with great outdoor amenities. She also supports the community through urban gardening initiatives and community-led projects. More… 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 joined the Center for Community Engagement and Service in the summer of 2005. As the Assistant Director for Global Learning and Leadership, her primary responsibility is overseeing the Alternative Break program and other international immersion programs. Shoshanna is from Silver Spring, MD and has lived overseas for fifteen years. As an international &… READ MORE >