2014 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars

Ashley Adewuyi, Military Officer, US Navy

Ben Adler, Staff Writer, Grist

Daniel Aguek, MPA ’14 Student, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Deborah Ahenkorah, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Golden Baobab

John Albright, Deputy Chief of Staff, Denver Public Schools

Mohamed Ali, Director, Iftiin Foundation

Noor Al Suwaidi, Artist and Independent Curator, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ross Altenbaugh, Executive Director, Hilliard House

Armen Alvarez, Multicultural Membership Development Manager, National PTA

Tascha Alvarez von Gustedt, Project Manager, Strategic Alliances, water.org

Jennifer Anastasoff, Co-Founder and CEO, Fuse Corps

Juan Arbelaez, Graduate Student, Cornell University

David Auerbach, Co-Founder, Sanergy

Holly Bass, Artist, Holly Bass|360

Becca Bassett, Associate Communications and Business Manager, Pearson

Alexandra Bernadotte, Founder and CEO, Beyond 12

Ivan Blumberg, CEO, Athletes for Hope

Katie Boogaard, Director of Student Engagement, Denver Public Schools

Phil Bronner, CEO, Quad Learning

Christopher Bruner, Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Martha Campbell, Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute

Lea Carpenter, Author, Eleven Days

Saidah Nash Carter, VP, Strategy and Business Innovation, Thomson Reuters

Michael Chamberlain, Vice President of Brand Management, Catalyst

Shawn Chang, Chief Counsel US House of Representatives, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Urmila Chaudhary, Student Activist, Freed Kamlari Development Forum

Adriana Chavez, Early Childhood Coordinator, Save the Children

Andrea Chen, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovations

Yvonne Leina Chi, Founder, Gender Danger

Victoria Chok, Advisor, Pearson Education

Victor Cintron, CEO, DimDrop

Frances Colón, Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State

Monica Cortes-Torres, Manager, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP

Alexa Courtney, Director, International Development Programs, Mission Essential

Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner, Silicon Badia

Chris Cunningham, Middle School Director, Harlem Academy

Eric Dawson, President, Peace First

Bryan Delaney, Playwright and Screenwriter

Christine Delargy, Executive Producer, POLITICO

Patrick Dessources, Financial Advisory Services, Haiti Coordinator, Root Capital

Lucas Diaz, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Tulane University

Daniel Diorio, Leadership Development Associate, Pearson

Matthew Donne, PhD Candidate, Development and Stem Cell Biology Program, University of California, San Francisco

Ali Douraghy, Director of Science and Technology, US Agency for International Development, US Embassy Jakarta

Shana Dressler, Director, Makers Institute

Nicole Eley-Carr, Manager, Digital Content and Strategy, PBS

Susan Engel, Director, 92Y Talks, 92nd Street Y

Michael Farage, Consultant, Participant, Services Group, TIAA-CREF

Tyrone Flowers, President Higher M-Pact, Inc.

Victoria Fulkerson, Senior Vice President, NGLCC

Ben Fuller, Executive Director, Play on, Philly!

Sajit Gandhi, Senior Professional Staff Member, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Blair Glencorse, Executive Director, Accountability Lab

Caroline Gonzalez Scott, Senior Manager of Leadership Programs, CHCI

Erine Gray, Founder, Aunt Bertha, Inc.

Kyla Griffith, Executive Assistant to the US Secretary of Commerce

Nation Hahn, Founder, Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

Angel Haro, Manager, Education Programs, Great Minds in STEM

Donna Harris, Co-Founder, 1776

Fagan Harris, CEO, Baltimore Corps

Shane Harris, Senior Writer, Foreign Policy Magazine

Brooke Haycock, Senior Playwright, Researcher, The Education Trust

Jill Henwood, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Western Colorado

Claire Herminjard, Founder and CEO Mindful Meats

Gabriela Hernandez, Teacher, NYC Department of Education

Ryan Holladay, Sound Artist, Musician, Artisphere

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition

Christopher Howell, Executive Director, Warrior-Scholar Project

Oseyi Gregory Ikuenobe, MBA Candidate, Haas School of Business - University of California, Berkeley

Andrea Imhof, Kindergarten Intervention Teacher, Hyde Leadership Charter School

Saima Irtiza, Pakistan Fellows Program Manager, Acumen

Neil Irwin, Senior Economic Correspondent, The New York Times

Brian Jackson, Associate Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Xavier Jennings, Program Specialist, Mile High Youth Corps

Malaika Jeter Reynolds, International Relations Officer, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, US Department of Labor

Mea Johnson, Entrepreneur; Stylist and Community Activist, Mea’s Furnishings

Brian Jones, General Counsel, The Strayer University Corporation

Amy Kimberly, Executive Director, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities

Charles King, Senior Partner, Motion Picture Agent, William Morris Endeavor

Joe Lanzilotta, Project Manager, LAND studio

Peter Leonard, Digital Humanities Librarian, Yale University

Jane Leu, Founder and CEO, Smarter Good

Solicia Lopez, Director of Student Board of Education, Denver Public Schools

Bronwyn Lucas, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)

Kay Madati, Head of Entertainment and Media, Facebook

Amani Martin, Producer and Director, Peaceful Warrior Productions

Rohan Mathew, President and CEO, The Intersect Fund

Adam McCabe, Veteran Advocate, Huts for Vets

Terri McCullough, Director, No Ceilings: The Full Participation ProjectClinton Foundation

Robert McIntosh, Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute

Samantha McKenzie, Manger, IREX

Arn Menconi, Founder and Executive Director, SOS Outreach

Lauren Mendoza, Director of Internal Communications, Los Angeles Unified School District

William Mendoza, Executive Director, White House Initiative-American Indian and Alaska Native Education

Matthew Miller, Founder and Instructor, (co)studio, Glenwood Springs High School

Bavidra Mohan, Fellows Manager, Acumen

Leila Mongan, Scholar and Board Member, AnBryce Foundation

Paulina Moreno, General Director, Las Páginas Verdes (Green Pages)

Cora Motoc, Senior Political Officer, British Embassy Bucharest

Dave Mullaney, Research Associate, Reinventing Fire China, Rocky Mountain Institute

Michael Murphy, CEO, MASS Design Group

Michelle Musgrove, VP, Segmentation and 50+ Insights, AARP

Rehana Nathoo, Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation

Joseph Nelson, Summer Associate, Purple Strategies

Josh Nguyen, Founder, Imagist Labs

Salif Niang, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Malo

Chelina Odbert, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kounkuey Design Initiative

Liz Ogbu, Founder, Studio O

Tim Olayimika, Director of College and Career Readiness, The Intersection

Steven Olikara, Co-Founder and President, Millennial Action Project

Oladosu Adebowale Ruth Olutosin, Executive Director, Star of Hope Transformation Centre

Alex Ortega, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Steve Pamon, Head of Sports and Entertainment, JP Morgan Chase

Justin Patrick, Digital Journalist, Isaacson School for New Media, Colorado Mountain College

Rebecca Patterson, Associate Dean, National Defense University

Sylvia Perez, Chief of Staff and Manager for Governmental and International Affairs, The Cleveland Foundation

Candice Player, Naidoff Fellow in Health Policy, Law, and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Ines Polonius, Executive Director, alt.Consulting

Raghuram Ponnaganti, Software Development Manager, Thomson Reuters

Jessica Puckett, Freelance Writer; 2014 Graduate, The University of Missouri School of Journalism

Veena Ramani, Director of Corporate Program, Ceres


Shabnam Ramaswamy, Secretary, Street Survivors India

Teju Ravilochan, CEO, Unreasonable Institute

Matthew Reif, Director, Advanced and Enriched Instruction, District of Columbia Public Schools

Paul Reyes, Deputy Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review

Andrew Roberts, Senior Project Manager, AARP

Genevieve Roth, Director of Special Projects, Glamour

Shaady Salehi, Executive Director, Active Voice

Stella Salvo, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jensi Sartin, Director, Reef Check Indonesia

Janet Story Schlapkohl, Artistic Director, Combined Efforts Theatre

Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder and CEO, Malala Fund

Natalie Slawinski, Assistant Professor, Memorial University

Lawrence Smith, Dean of Curriculum and Teaching, St. Paul’s School

Dylan Stableford, Digital Editor Yahoo! News

Shira Stutman, Rabbi, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

David Sutphen, Partner, Brunswick Group

Elinor Ruth Tatum, Publisher, New York Amsterdam News

Glennda Testone, Executive Director, The Center

Sara Train, Coordinator, Project SPIN, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Shannon Trilli, Director, Global Health, UMCOR-United Methodist Committee on Relief

MJ Vaidya, Chief Information Security Officer, Americas, GM

Kurosh ValaNejad, Research Artist and Art Director, Game Innovation Lab, Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

Jamie Van Leeuwen, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor John W. Hickenlooper (CO)

Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village

Evans Wadongo, Founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Development For All

Eric Waldo, Executive Director, Reach Higher, Office of the First Lady, The White House

Charlie Warzel, Technology Editor, BuzzFeed

Jason Washington, Senior Vice President, City First Enterprises

Jason Washington, Senior Vice President, City First Enterprises

Suzanne Wheeler-Del Piccolo, Principal, Basalt Elementary School

Mauro Whiteman, Recent Graduate, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Alice Wilder, Educational Advisor, Amazon Kids Original Programming, Amazon

Sheryl Winarick, Immigration Lawyer, DCImmigrationLaw.com

Sarah Wood, Executive Director, 5Point Film Festival

Angel Yang, Enterprise Specialist, Thomson Reuters