3 SENTENCE STORY | "My freshman English teacher said, ‘You’ll never be able to write well enough to major in English.” “If I want to write better,” I asked, “what should I do?” I’ve been conquering writing ever since.“
EDUCATION | B.A., English, Yale University, Scholar of the House summa cum laude; M.A., English, University of Virginia; PhD, Princeton.
EXPERIENCE | Award-winning author, English + Women’s Studies prof at Princeton, Michigan, Rutgers. Started building “Digital Humanities” online communities in 1994 to get women writers into classrooms. 10 years in online marketing + community building. Goldman Sachs 10KSB. Techstars.
FUN FACT | I stayed up all night one Saturday in Jerusalem and Sunday AM walked down the Mount of Olives and prayed in 8 different churches.
3 SENTENCE STORY |“I came to the New York from Australia many years ago and stayed. I have worked as CTO for many organizations, aligning technology planning to business strategy. I enjoy telling my technology stories and having fun along the way.”
EDUCATION |B.Sc., Comp Sci, University of Melbourne, Australia
EXPERIENCE |Began career as a C programmer for Newspaper systems. CTO at Kaplan Test Prep, iVillage/NBC, Experian CheetahMail and Grey Healthcare. Co-founder of the New York CTO Club. Mentor in Columbia University Masters in Technology Management.
FUN FACT |I am a volunteer firefighter.
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER (CCO)
3 SENTENCE STORY | "I came to NYC after college and never left. Worked as a CMO in many businesses. I love bringing marketing and business strategy to life."
EXPERIENCE | Began marketing career at Pepsi and was CMO at Vivendi Games (videogames) Cengage Learning (higher ed solutions provider) and Elsevier US Healthcare (clinical reference/workflow tools and education). Launched new products in beverages, digital music, videogames and education. Member of Lehigh Dean’s Advisory Council.
FUN FACT | I am an avid cyclist.
DIRECTOR OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES
3 SENTENCE STORY | “I left NYC and Story2 in 2011. 5 years worth of stories from my students, colleagues, and trainees later, I’m back home to spread the gospel of tale-telling. Here to stay.”
EDUCATION | B.A., Philosophy, Macaulay Honors College @ CUNY; M.S.Ed., Teaching and Learning, The Johns Hopkins School of Education
EXPERIENCE | Taught 5th grade reading and social studies with TFA in Houston, Texas. Worked as a district-level literacy coach & curriculum writer in the Houston Independent School District’s Department of Secondary Curriculum and Development.
FUN FACT | Amateur cheesemaker.
Director of Operations
3 SENTENCE STORY |"At several key moments in life I've faced my fears: fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of making the wrong choice. Getting past those fears and taking initiative has connected me with so many experiences and so many brilliant people. I've regretted inaction, but I've never regretted action."
EDUCATION | A.B., East Asian Studies, Princeton University.
EXPERIENCE | 20+ years finding creative ways to solve problems and help small teams succeed in the classroom, boardroom, back room, and break room. Co-founded a consumer electronics accessory manufacturer. Created the education division of the world's top computer refurbisher. Taught English in Asia and computing in Brooklyn.
FUN FACT |I picked up the nickname Moose in college, despite being short and underweight (at the time).
THREE SENTENCE STORY | An authentic story can change the course of a life. A powerful story can change the course of history. Dig deep and share!
EDUCATION | B.S., Computer Science, University of Michigan.
EXPERIENCE | EdTech and Publishing product maven with 15+ years of industry experience in product management, client services, and vendor relations across private, public, and non-profit sectors.
FUN FACT | I'm starting an MA in Elections and Campaign Management at Fordham University in Fall 2018.
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
3 SENTENCE STORY | It took me 24 years to figure out that I wanted to be a Software Engineer. I gave up three times before I finally understood recursion. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.
EDUCATION | Children’s Garden Pre-School
FUN FACT | I am in the Top 1% of Hearthstone players in The Americas, and used to be a Twitch / YouTube Broadcaster.
EDUCATION | B.S., Neuroscience, Brown University; M.A., Teachers College Columbia University.
EXPERIENCE | My early career involved working as a UI/UX designer and full-stack web developer on different learning management systems. Since then, I have worked to create sustainable software with both accessibility and emerging technologies and design trends in mind. My more recent work includes designing a board game to increase awareness and knowledge of global warming and designing a virtual-reality experience for visitors at the American Museum of Natural History.
3 SENTENCE STORY |"I began college as a music major and made the switch to English almost at random, late one night in my dorm room while paging through a coursebook. I never expected to land in marketing, or in New Jersey. Everything happens for a reason."
EDUCATION | B.A., English/Communications, Lebanon Valley College
EXPERIENCE | 15+ years in marketing, specializing in online/digital marketing.
FUN FACT | I was editor and cover artist for my sister’s novel. I also play saxophone.
3 SENTENCE STORY | "I live in a secluded forest by the Brooklyn Bridge. I am writing a book about the way humans share space with other animals. Three of my students were admitted to their reach colleges this year and credit their essays with their success.”
EDUCATION | B.A., Philosophy, Reed College; M.A., PhD (in progress) Modern European Intellectual History, Cornell University.
EXPERIENCE | Taught for eight years as a full time faculty member of the Writing Program at Rutgers University, and for two years at the Knight Writing Institute at Cornell University.
FUN FACT | I lived for a year on a trawler in the Bering Sea between the Aleutian Islands and Siberia.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR
3 SENTENCE STORY | “'The neuroscience of storytelling.' The moment I heard Carol say those four words, I was certain I belonged at Story2. One day, I’m going to help those with mental illness tell their stories on the little couch of my private practice.”
EDUCATION | B.A., Neuroscience, Biology, Smith College.
EXPERIENCE | Worked as a research assistant in a molecular biology laboratory for a year and as an administrative assistant at a jewelry company for two.
FUN FACT | I’ve hiked the Norwegian fjords and spend my free time rock climbing.
Social Media Associate
3 SENTENCE STORY |"My school was bombed in Iraq. I found music to express my feelings. Now, I pave my path to become a doctor."
FUN FACT | I have a YouTube channel “Abdullah Obaidy” to which I upload my music.
3 SENTENCE STORY | I moved to New York to study fashion. The sunset on the Andes prompted me to scrap architecture aspirations. 2018 will be the 14th year running my art/design studio and my 10th year collaborating with Story2.
EDUCATION | B.F.A. Brooklyn College, Parsons School of Design
EXPERIENCE | Regular guest critic in the arch and art departments at Parsons, Pratt, Brooklyn College; exclusively work with supporting the vision of innovative clients; work has been published in the NYT and regularly published by Broadsided Press in collaboration with poets; prints of Colombian paintings are permanently installed at Princeton University.
FUN FACT | Growing up in Minnesota, everyone would drink milk with dinner.
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