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I am passionate about:
visual media's potential to encourage optimistic and constructive change-making.
A little known fact about me is:
actually about my dad. He was the champion armadillo catcher in Texas in 1970 and 1971. (No armadillos were harmed.)
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San Francisco, CA, United States
Skoll Global Threats Fund
"Many small people, in small places, doing small things can change the world."
I am devoted to improving people's lives. This extends to my career working on issues ranging from global threats to education to arts and civi-engagement; but also beyond, into my personal life – advocating for just visual representation, racial justice, creative collaboration, and kindness.
I like this idea of bringing education to children rather than expecting children to travel great distances to their closest school or teacher. I think this tool could be very valuable in maintaining a young person's education despite disarray. How do you envision training new users? Would you have support staff available to dispatch to troubleshoot units that were not working? How many years does each Sputnique last for?
This reminds me a little of the CASA model in the United States in which adults are paired with foster children as advocates. I think a female role model who is able to demonstrate the value and importance of girls' education to families is a great idea. How do you foresee engaging the ombudswomen? Would there be an application process? Will you require any prior credentials?