HAEd Perspectives Podcast
The HAEd Perspectives Podcast features Harvard alumni working in the field of education who have interesting perspectives, experiences, and knowledge for the benefit of the Harvard alumni community and the general public.
On Starting CommonLit: A Conversation with Michelle Brown
In this episode, Michelle Brown (EdM, 2014) describes her journey from Harvard to founding an award-winning, nonprofit education technology company that is dedicated to improving adolescent literacy rates. Learn more at commonlit.org. (And PS, they're hiring! Head on over to their Career page to browse through their exciting opportunities).
Interviewer: Vanessa E. Beary, President
Release Date: December 21, 2017
CHILDREN THE FRINGES: A CONVERSATION WITH TWO RABBITS ABOUT EDUCATION IN CAMEROON AND MYANMAR
How can you ensure that children who are excluded from school due to war, ethnic violence, distance, or poverty still receive high quality, relevant education? In this episode, the four HGSE students behind Two Rabbits share with us how their new low cost, mp3-based program is helping children in Cameroon and Myanmar to learn. Learn more at chasingtworabbits.org.
Interviewer: Nell O'Donnell, Vice President
Release Date: December 21, 2016
EDUCATION EQUITY FOR ALL IN KOREA: A CONVERSATION WITH DOYEON KIM
What does it take to grow an education social enterprise in South Korea? In this episode, Doyeon Kim, Co-Founder of the Korean education social enterprise, JUMP, talks about the organization's history and milestones--from humble beginnings in May 2011 to becoming a Top 10 Finalist of the 2016 Google Impact Challenge in Korea.
Interviewer: Rufina Park, Director of International Engagement
Release Date: November 17, 2016
MOVING FROM IDEAS TO REALITY: BREAKING BARRIERS TO SOLVE A PROBLEM WITH SWATI SAHNI
A conversation with Swati Sahni about her experiences creating her recent start-up in India, Curozo. this episode touches on important questions on breaking barriers and Swati's personal experiences in the Indian EdTech space.
Interviewer: Matthew Williams, Director of Membership and Data of HAEd
Release Date: November 10, 2016
Bringing Design Thinking to Philippine Schools: Stories from Habi Education with Gerson Abesamis
How can we leverage design thinking to enhance education quality in resource-starved, developing communities such as those in the Philippines? In this episode, Habi Education Lab Founder Gerson Abesamis talks about how the start-up uses small design thinking workshops and collaborative lesson prototyping in a professional development program for teachers, resulting in innovative learning experiences in classrooms across the Philippines.
Interviewer: Michi Ferreol, Director of Marketing and Communications of HAEd
Release Date: October 30, 2016
BEYOND START-UP: THE STORY OF AIDCHILD FOUNDER AND CEO DR. NATHANIEL DUNIGAN
How can we move beyond focusing on the early-stages of entrepreneurship to discussions about building sustainable ventures? In this episode, Dr. Nathaniel Dunigan, who is also HAEd’s Co-President of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter, talks about the importance of the space beyond start-up and his work in founding and leading AidChild, which was the first organization in Uganda to provide free anti-retroviral therapy for children living with HIV.
Interviewer: Rufina Park, Director of International Engagement of HAEd
Release Date: October 22, 2016