Meet our catalysts

Our mentors (we also like to call them #ChangeAgents) are hand-selected professionals with proven experience at igniting change and making a difference. Each project submitted is matched with a mentor that is best suited for the project’s success.

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Karim

Karim

Founder, Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect enlists the help of inner-city high school students and college student mentors in providing educational enrichment programs for underserved primary school students in New York City. Abouelnaga’s innovative model, which

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Julianne

Julianne

Documentary Filmmaker and Producer Founder, Hawaii Autism Foundation

Julianne King established the Hawaii Autism Foundation to build a community of support and help families access treatments for children with autism in Hawaii. Her film credits include Beautiful Son, a film documenting her son’s struggle with

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Erica

Erica

Creator and Curator, Benevolent Media

Benevolent Media is a media and events company dedicated to celebrating storytelling and design for good. Erica Schlaikjer is a writer, editor, and creative strategist, with a passion for storytelling, sustainable cities, technology, design, and

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Carey

Carey

Carey is a professional engineer with a passion for the environment, who works on water quality issuesfor the State of California. When she is not outside working or hiking, she can be found dancing and performing aerial acrobatics. She has taught

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Don

Don

Cinematographer, Documentary Filmmaker

Don King is well known for his underwater cinematography on such films as Cast Away, Die Another Day, Riding Giants, Blue Crush and Soul Surfer. He has also directed commercials for American Express and Davidoff. Swimming, Waterpolo and bodysurfing

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DILEEP

DILEEP

Director and Instructor, Baltimore Under Ground Science Space (BUGSS)

Dileep is a biotechnology consultant and social entrepreneur, passionate about solving problems creatively to expand knowledge and improve the human condition. Dileep is Director and Instructor at the Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS), an

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