We are engaged in collective inquiry and development projects with compassionate people and communities devoted to a new way of being together on the planet.
This collaboration is the culmination of years of generative learning at the crossroads of education, technology and economics. Together we are devoted to this sacred work for the integrity of the planet and the well being of her people. We believe we are standing at the threshold of an emerging worldview, and ultimately, the shared culture of humanity.
Melissa is a scholar who has been devoted to participatory action research with educators and entrepreneurs, artists and activists in learning and leadership contexts for the past two decades. Her interdisciplinary work is grounded in psychology, education, critical and feminist studies and ancient wisdom traditions for the sake of individual transformation, community development and social change. She received her undergraduate and doctorate degrees from Brown University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, respectively, and her coaching certification from Applied Emotional Mastery.
Marques is the founder and CEO of the World Education Foundation, currently based in the US and Norway. The WE Foundation bridges the gap between academic knowledge and implementation within global communities, such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The vision of the WE Foundation is to create global learning societies, by connecting and exchanging ideas and narratives across borders. Marques believes technology and human connection plays a catalytic role in creating the future learner and learning environments needed to create systemic innovation throughout the world. He holds a Masters from Linköping University in Adult Learning and Global Change.
Jen is a social entrepreneur who translates ancient models of human development into actionable frameworks for innovation and change. Drawing on her experience with refugees, genocide and natural disaster survivors, Jen examines how cultures rooted in cradle-to-grave security provide clues to sustaining hope and well-being even after the worst things have happened. A seasoned digital publisher, Jen was an early pioneer of online learning classrooms and content specializing in personal transformation. Jen is the co-founder of various social change endeavors, including Hopeful World, and The Way of Devotion.