Fellows by Category

Redefining the role of the engineer in society by changing the training approach and standards to integrate global issues and real-world technology needs.

Organization: Beyond 12

Alex Bernadotte is improving college graduation rates for students from low-income communities by bridging the data gap between K-12 education and U.S. colleges and universities.

Organization: DonorsChoose

Pioneering a way for citizens to directly support educational projects in under-resourced schools through an online marketplace where entrepreneurial teachers can post projects to be supported by private citizens

Organization: Turnaround for Children

Dr. Pam Cantor is working to reengineer public schools to respond to the recurring challenges of teaching and learning that stem from the traumatic impact of poverty.

Recognizing and undoing individual and institutional racism through a multi-tier strategy (both external and internalized), learning from history, sharing culture, experientially developing leadership and building a network of anti-racist leaders.

Organization: Peer Health Exchange

Louise Davis Langheier founded Peer Health Exchange to provide comprehensive health education to teens across the country through a network of volunteer peer educators.

Organization: Strive Together

Jeff Edmondson is uniting local leaders within education, government, and the philanthropic community behind a common vision and measurable set of goals, and supplying them with the tools, infrastructure, and peer community they need to improve educational outcomes from cradle-to-career.

Organization: Iora Health

Working with private insurers like corporations and workers’ unions, Rushika Fernandopulle has designed a new model of primary care delivery that challenges the core assumptions of U.S. healthcare and produces better health outcomes at lower cost. 

Organization: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, living with autism, has revolutionized livestock handling by using her ability to see the world in a different way to develop a deeper understanding of animal behavior.

Organization: Expeditionary Learning

Scott Hartl is changing both what teachers teach and how they teach it, through the creation of free and open resources, including curricula, lesson plans, and video documentation drawn straight from the classroom.

Michelle “Mitch” Hedlund is aligning citizens and businesses around common environmental and economic interests by making recycling more comprehensive and removing the confusion around “green.” Mitch’s solutions are making the recycled commodities market and the overall green economy more prevalent, profitable, and predictable.

Organization: BUILD

Transforming the lives of under-resourced high school youth, using entrepreneurial experience as a vehicle to teach academic, business, and life skills; adding real-world business experiences and critical skill-building to school, reducing the high school drop-out rate.

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