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David Clifford

David Clifford builds irresistible learning environments that allow students and teachers to discover and engage with their purpose in the world. A maker, teacher and advocate for social justice, he was a founding member of East Bay School for Boys, a middle school in Berkeley empowering the thoughtful, courageous and engaged men of tomorrow. Before…
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Ariel Raz

Two days before launching a falafel truck with his best friend Seth, Ariel hastily chose to join Teach for America and left his life in the Bay Area for adventures in the Bayou State.  With dreams of working in the food industry put on pause, he turned his attention to teaching math to a rambunctious…
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Tran Ha

Tran wanted to be Nancy Drew when she was little. She parlayed her love for mystery-solving and storytelling into an action-packed career in journalism. She reported on the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War from Ho Chi Minh City, led the coverage of Obama’s historic 2008 presidential election and hired 80 teenagers…
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Jess Munro

A geeky Zimbabwean, an impassioned South African and a diplomatic Kenyan entered Microsoft headquarters as students. They left as entrepreneurs with a plan. This vibrant team of young leaders had pitched their solution — an edutainment idea to get township youth as jazzed about learning math as they were — with such clarity the managing…
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Peter Worth

Peter came to teaching after brief forays into TV post production in Los Angeles and community work in Northern Ireland, but his interest in the intersection of teaching, learning, and media can be traced to his fourth grade teacher, who taught filmmaking, to the film Donald in Mathmagic Land, and to a particularly memorable filmstrip on blood…
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Maureen Carroll

As a 10-year-old, Maureen fell in love with Harriet, the delightful heroine of Louise Fitzhugh’s children’s book Harriet the Spy. Harriet was a fifth-grader who loved to spy on a quirky cast of neighbors, friends and classmates and record her observations in her diary. Maureen and her best friend Judi decided to emulate Harriet, and…
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Gabrielle Santa-Donato

Growing up, Gab built imaginary worlds. Of the many songs and stories she wrote about these worlds in her red spiral notebook, most famous was “Kalabalawungaworth: it’s nothing like earth.” You could not pull the kid inside, except maybe with ice cream. She spent hours on end as the first girl on the New York…
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Caneel Joyce

Dr. Caneel Joyce uses creativity, data & behavior design to make better things, and to make things bigger and better. She loves to work hard with smart, passionate people creating world-changing products. She is an ideawoman, design strategist, and startup team builder. Caneel’s life is a dance between right brain and left brain. She spent…
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Kelly Schmutte

Kelly Schmutte is an Experiment Designer at the d.school and a lecturer in the ME Design Department.  Her expertise in human-centered design has been the focus of her studies and professional work experience for the past 10 years.  She can’t get enough of design at Stanford, as she received both her Bachelor’s and Masters degrees…
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Devon Young

Devon’s path to the d.school has been a windy one, but she feels very lucky to have landed at such an inspiring place filled with innovative people. Devon hails from the tiny town of Marathon, New York (not to be confused with the New York Marathon), and learned from an early age that education is…
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