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Credit: Ashesi University



My experience working in all major world regions includes 13 years as executive director of the Melton Foundation, where I revamped and expanded the impact of a worldwide network of institutions and Melton Fellows dedicated to learning and practicing global citizenship. I co-founded the Innovations journal (MIT Press) and served as its case studies editor until 2012. Previously, I led the effort at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center to create a global network of Ford Foundation innovation award programs. In the 1990s I managed educational development programs throughout Latin America for sponsors ranging from Fulbright and Ford Foundation to the governments of Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Currently, in addition to Solving Together, I am a founding advisor to Empowered to Educate, a fellowship program for women innovators in education being launched this year in Ghana. As chair of its Membership Committee, I am helping to lead the expansion of New England International Donors (NEID), a vibrant network of global philanthropists. I am also a passionate member of the Wellbeing Project, which promotes personal and inner wellbeing in the field of social change.

I have written, spoken, and taught extensively on social innovation, technology policy, and co-creation. These venues have ranged from journals and magazines, to innovation case study training in Indonesia and Mexico, to participatory design facilitation in Ghana.

My formal education includes an M.Ed. from Harvard University and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston University.

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Networks Experience

New England International Donors

Helping to lead strategic growth of network of philanthropists

The Wellbeing Project

Active member of ecosystem that supports the inner wellbeing of changemakers

MIT D-Lab Practical Impact Alliance

Participant and co-facilitator in network focused on participatory design (co-creation)

Melton Foundation

Executive Director of a Global Citizenship fellowship program and network

Harvard Kennedy School

Built a learning and research network of public-sector innovation awards programs

Carnegie Council

Co-designed and facilitated Leveraging Networks for Impact Roundtable Series

Catalyst 2030

Helping to design structure for global network of social entrepreneurs

My Core Values
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Gender equity is the critical path to a more fair, tolerant, and sustainable world.


True access to quality education is the best investment we can make.

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We need to learn how to share turf, credit, and accountability.


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Try every day to narrow the gap between what we say and what we do.

My Experience

Melton Foundation

Executive Director

Led a Global Citizenship fellowship program and network

Innovations Journal

Co-founder and Senior Editor

Founding partner and case-study editor for an MIT Press journal on Social Innovation

Empowered to Educate

Founding Advisor

Helping to create and launch a fellowship program for women innovators in education

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