Charlie has nearly 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur. Founding her first business at the age of 20, she went on to be a successful advertising photographer working with Lexus, Nike, JC Penny, Comedy Central and more. As a creative director, her clients include Paramount, Variety and FX. In the last 10 years, she’s traveled and toiled in over 70 countries, working as a writer, photographer, filmmaker and consultant specializing in strategic management and program design for social enterprises, tech/media companies and NGOs. Hello Future culminates her lifelong passion for innovation and social justice.
Louay has a master degree in English Language Teaching (ELT) and a certified teacher trainer with 9 years’ experience in teaching English language, training teachers and designing educational programs. He is currently the Academic Director and Educational Program Designer at IDEL Institute. Louay has also founded Feropedia; Kurdistan’s leading educational platform. He strongly believes in the power of education and continuous professional development as a powerful tool in creating active and sustainable communities.
PhD candidate at University of Pittsburg in Digital Pedagogy. His current graduate work synthesizes digital literacy studies and human rights learning. Jordan was a integral part of the initial conception for Hello Future.
DAVID F. LEVY
Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Juan is an executive with 25 years of experience, including MassVOTE, GLSEN, Sesame Workshop, and Teach for America. With the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Juan managed a grantmaking portfolio of $20 million focused on education policy and message research. He also served as Press Secretary to former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Former Iraq technical director and board member for Heartland Alliance
Remote-Learning Expert and Strategy Consultant
Adjunct Professor, Center for Global Affairs, SPS, New York University
Journalist, CBS News covering the United Nations
MD, National Officer on Human Rights and Peace at IFMSA-Kurdistan; US Army translator, Duhok, Iraq
Journalist, The Washington Post