Visionary founder, president and CEO of the World We Want Foundation, Lori brings over 25 years of experience as a social entrepreneur, philanthropic consultant and social change activist in finance, civic and charitable organizations, campaign management, international organizations and national politics. She has traveled to over 40 countries, engaging with leading networks of donors, foundations and social innovators devoted to solving many of the world's most pressing social justice issues. The inspiration for the Foundation comes from her experience as a teacher and an explorer in the world's "classrooms" where her passion for empowering young people to become successful and compassionate in the 21st century drives her commitment to collaborate with others to partner with and support the Foundation. Lori is the CEO of Bonnventures, LLC, a global philanthropic consulting firm, and is a member of the Board of Stakeholders at University of Pacific/Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Lori has a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an Executive Certificate on Corporate Social Responsibility from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Groove Interactive works with The World We Want Foundation to develop their high quality and innovative website. Since 1998, Groove Interactive owner and principal developer Brian Miller has been creating sites focused on usability, accessibility, open source solutions, and web standard design and development for the non-profit community. Learn more at grooveinteractive.com.
Dr. Paul Kim - Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Paul Kim is a recognized leader in the areas of e-learning, technology solutions and social entrepreneurship. He serves as Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean for Stanford University School of Education where he has been leading various academic technology initiatives and teaching graduate courses related to digital innovations in education since 2001. He is currently one of the leading researchers for Programmable Open Mobile Internet, a National Science Foundation project to develop and evaluate a wireless mobile computing model for K-20 formal and informal learning and assessment scenarios. He is also working with various international organizations in developing mobile empowerment solutions for extremely underserved communities in developing countries. Dr. Kim has a PhD in educational technology and previously served as Chairman of the Board for the Intercultural Institute of California. He has also served as the Executive Director of Information Technology for University of Phoenix and Vice President and CIO of Vatterott College.
Shelley Kim is a recent graduate of University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Program of Liberal Arts, & Film. Her education has taken her to the University of Notre Dame London Program, UK and the Seoul National University, International Summer Institute, Seoul, South Korea. Shelley brings a great millennial perspective to our team with strength in digital media communications having worked at Nerdist Industries and executing a Nerdist panel at International Comic-Con 2013 and Fighting Irish Digital Media, Co-President of Student Stand-ups Notre Dame, and Asian American Association as Creative Director for Asian Allure.
"My name is Shelley Kim and I am a recent graduate from Notre Dame. I think technology can either fuel a dystopian novel, or empower adolescents across the world. I'm here because I believe in the latter."
Lori Bonn - CEO/President, The World We Want Foundation, Founder/CEO, Bonnventures LLC
Jerry Hildebrand - Director of the Center on Social Impact Learning at Monterey Institute of International Studies; previous Founder & Executive Director, Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; previous CEO, Katalysis Partnership, 17 years in microfinance training, technical assistance in Central America
Mary McLain, Esq. - Attorney Mediator, Resolution Remedies, San Rafael, CA; Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley Law & Hastings Law Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR)
Melissa Carrier - Assistant Dean of Global Programs and Social Value Creation, University of Maryland/Robert H. Smith School of Business
Jon Isham - Director of Environmental Studies, Faculty Director of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Economics, Middlebury College
Neil Dsouza - CEO/Founder, Zaya.org, nominated as a World Shaper at the 2012 World Economic Forum
Roxana Marachi, Ph.D. - Associate Profesor, Connie L. Lurie College of Education, San Jose State University