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Lisa B.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Member since:

October 19, 2011

Are you a hacker / developer? (It's okay if you're not!)

I'm a potential investor (seed), catalyst and organizer. I hack Learning for myself, my family and my community and encourage others to do the same.

Why are you passionate about education?

Through my homeschooling connections and work, I see progressive and effective education in action every day. I, like so many forward-thinking people, question our cultural assumptions around college as the only path to success. Because few people doubt the possibility of learning outside of school, but everyone seems stuck on validation I'm especially curious about new possibilities for accreditation. I've attend a number of Educational Reform-oriented events in the past few years and have always felt that the bent has been too focused on iterating in very minor ways from within institutions. Generally, I feel that the change will happen most effectively from outside of institutions and through smart entrepreneurialism. My skills are generally in the areas of communication and community-connection and I'm passionate about supporting change in the Education space either by investing in it, organizing or enabling conversations.

Introduction

I custom-school my kids; co-founded Bay Area Gifted Homeschoolers (250+ families); co-founded Disrupt_Ed to catalyze change for 21st Century Learning; run the Quantified Self SV users group and host startup entrepreneurs from around the world.


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