People

Board of Directors

Lev is an education innovator, with a strong interest in science and cross-cultural education.  He spent ten years developing unique digital science education experiences for Arizona State University.  Before that, he experimented with unconventional assignments for his students during his geoscience and astrobiology doctorate at Pennsylvania State University.  Having grown up in a dual-culture household and traveled the world extensively, he is keenly aware that what works in one culture doesn’t necessarily translate to another culture.  Language, conceptual, and even technological barriers can prevent a good idea from taking root as deeply and widely as it should, especially without a concerted effort to leap those barriers.  His current work focuses on enabling that leap.

Lev Horodyskyj

São Paulo, Brazil

Fabia is an astrobiologist and evolutionary biologist at Oakland University. Since her undergraduate years she has had a strong passion for interdisciplinary fields, which she further developed during her PhD in Astrobiology. As a faculty at Oakland University, she established collaborations between Biology, Bioengineering, and Business to create innovative curricula that will provide students with translational skills to be successful beyond academia. As an Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, she is developing new integrated programs that merge STEM and Education, Science and Business, and STEAM outreach programs with local schools.

Fabia Battistuzzi

Michigan, USA

Tara is a political scientist, with research projects on the use of simulations and role-playing in active learning, methods for improving civil deliberation in any course, and Twitter's impact on civic engagement.  She has a strong interest in citizenship and patriotism as more than abstract concepts, rather, as how we choose to treat each other every day and in every conversation.  Her academic training is in political philosophy and international relations, with a dual bachelor's in government and psychology from Wesleyan University, and master's and doctorate in political theory and international relations at Arizona State University.  She evaluated the effectiveness of state agencies and school districts for the Auditor General's Office in the Arizona State Legislature for a decade.

Tara Lennon

Arizona, USA

Greenworks

Greenworks is a global environmental stewardship network that supports teachers in project-based teaching and their students in implementing local community projects.

Lev Horodyskyj

Lev Horodyskyj

Co-Lead (Science)

Brazil/USA

Tara Lennon

Tara Lennon

Co-Lead (Policy)

USA

David Orta

David Orta

Program Coordinator

USA

Daniel Orta

Daniel Orta

Program Coordinator

USA

Anirudh Mannattil

Anirudh Mannattil

Junior Coordinator

Singapore

Roberto Greco

Roberto Greco

In-Country Facilitator

Brazil (São Paulo)

Halikuddin Umasangaji

Halikuddin Umasangaji

In-Country Facilitator

Indonesia (North Maluku)

Lily Ishak

Lily Ishak

In-Country Facilitator

Indonesia (North Maluku)

Zandy Zain

Zandy Zain

In-Country Facilitator

Indonesia (North Maluku)

Ihor Bubniak

Ihor Bubniak

In-Country Facilitator

Ukraine (Lviv)

Brice Orange

Brice Orange

In-Country Facilitator

USA (US Virgin Islands)

Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan

Greenworks Junior

South Korea

Soodeh Sepehri

Soodeh Sepehri

Greenworks Junior

Iran

Greenworks Gear - Work
D. Deivy Z. Castellano

D. Deivy Z. Castellano

Mid-2024 Student (Community Development)

Argentina/Ecuador

Diego Huite

Diego Huite

Mid-2024 Student (Exchange Website Development)

Guatemala

Sebastián Valle

Sebastián Valle

Mid-2024 Student (Sensor Prototyping)

Guatemala

Agavi

Agavi is an adaptive learning platform designed for smartphones that enables teachers to build innovative new experiences for their students.

Alexandru Gazdac

Alexandru Gazdac

Co-Lead

Romania

Lev Horodyskyj

Lev Horodyskyj

Co-Lead

Brazil/USA

Giane Galhard

Giane Galhard

Programming

Brazil

Iulia Toma

Iulia Toma

UI/UX

Romania

Jonathan Oribello

Jonathan Oribello

Data Analytics and Research

USA

Wayne Parkhurst

Wayne Parkhurst

Programming

USA

Sustainable States

Sustainable States is a role-playing game that trains teachers and students in game-based learning through environmental diplomacy

Purple d20 dice with symbols of disaster (rebellion, hurricane, disease) surrounding a symbol of a hand casting a ballot, with the d20 dice being held by a green leaf-like hand
Lev Horodyskyj

Lev Horodyskyj

Co-Lead (Science)

Brazil/USA

Tara Lennon

Tara Lennon

Co-Lead (Policy)

USA

David Orta

David Orta

Programming and Game Design

USA

Daniel Orta

Daniel Orta

Programming and Game Design

USA

Miguel Puga

Miguel Puga

Programming

Brazil

Recent Alumni

Isael Estrada

Isael Estrada

Sustainable States (Mid 2023 Student)

USA

Leonardo Macedo

Leonardo Macedo

Agavi (2023-2023 Student)

Brazil

Patricio Mendoza

Patricio Mendoza

Sustainable States (Mid 2023 Student)

Ecuador

Victor San Juan

Victor San Juan

Sustainable States (Mid 2023 Student)

USA

Yuqing Yang

Yuqing Yang

Agavi (Mid 2023 Student)

China