Adam White is an educator, entrepreneur, designer and researcher. He has led students from around the world in innovative research and design projects on every continent besides Antarctica and is an avid traveler himself–having visited over 60 countries. He founded the design firm Groupshot which helps start-ups, businesses and non-profits to develop new projects and business models. He is also a creator of the Digital Matatus project, recently featured in WIRED magazine, Fortune, and the BBC. Adam is a frequent speaker about his work on technology, global development, entrepreneurship and Innovation including events at Harvard’s Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Columbia’s SIPA, Tufts University, and Barcelona’s Smart City Expo. Adam has led student research groups to places like India, China, and Kenya. He is a frequent coach at the Nuvu Studio in Cambridge, MA, where he leads students through innovative design processes and projects. He holds a Master’s Degree in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and International Studies from Tufts University. Adam has won awards in innovation from the World Bank the Media Architecture Biennale and the IRU. Adam has researched projects and topics ranging from Public Transport in Beijing, China to communication strategies for slums in Kenya. He has worked on projects in nearly a dozen countries around the world for organizations like Google, Kiva, the UN, and Sesame Street.
John Hrabe is a writer and communications strategist, who has covered stories in Port-au-Prince, London, Bangkok and Seoul. When he isn’t on an international flight, John covers state and national politics for CalWatchdog.com, Huffington Post and the Orange County Register. John has experience managing media outreach for political campaigns, public relations clients and new media outlets. He’s spent time in Sacramento as a press aide to four state legislators. In 2007, Hrabe was appointed to a Career Executive Assignment, the state’s highest level of managerial service, at the California Board of Equalization. While working for the state tax agency, he helped thousands of small businesses recover more than $38 million in wrongly withheld tax deposits. In 2010, John served as the Global Graduate Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, where he researched civic discourse and human trafficking. John also has a Master’s degree in Global Media and Communication from the London School of Economics. As an undergraduate at Cal State Long Beach, John and his debate partner were ranked the top parliamentary debate team in the country.
European Program Director
Kerry Schorr is an educator and communications professional who lives and works in Berlin. She has broad experience managing website and digital media platforms in the political, philanthropic and academic sectors. She is also an avid hobby linguist and speaks Spanish, German, some French and survival Mandarin.
Kerry holds a Master’s Degree in Global Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and a Master’s of Literature from Fudan University, China. She is certified through the School of International Training as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and has taught learners of all ages in Costa Rica, China and the UK. In addition she has worked or studied in Spain and the U.S and is a life-long traveler.