Johanna Brooks

Johanna has lived overseas in Singapore, Indonesia and Nairobi, Kenya and is a recent graduate of American University in Washington, DC.

Announcing “Stories of Impact”

It’s hard to believe that it has been over a month already since the social entrepreneurship education community gathered together at Duke for the first annual Ashoka U Exchange! Here at Ashoka, we are already planning and looking forward to the next Ashoka U Exchange that will be held at Arizona State University (ASU) in Phoenix, AZ in February, 2012!

There is truly a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience within the extended social entrepreneurship community. To showcase this talent, Ashoka U is introducing a 6-part “Stories of Impact” blog series as a follow-up to the Exchange, which we hope will serve to inspire continued connectivity, dialogue, and partnership from all over the globe.

Ashoka U’s “Stories of Impact” blog series will spotlight exciting new developments, takeaways and practical tips from (a) the social entrepreneur perspective, (b) the faculty perspective and (c) the student perspective.  We have hand-picked a few new faces and voices from the community that we believe have important perspectives to share. And this is just the beginning of many more spotlights to showcase the incredible innovations growing out of this community!

What to expect:

Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next three weeks you can look forward to reading interviews, profiles and practical tips from Ashoka U’s social entrepreneurship community members.  Week one will feature social entrepreneur Tyler Gage from Runa Tea. Week two will feature faculty member Lani Fraizer from Pepperdine University, and week three will feature student leader Zack Yentzer from Arizona State University (ASU).

We invite you to participate in our blog series by commenting and sharing your own stories of impact. We would love to hear about what you’ve been doing since the Exchange, the connections you’ve developed, and some of your own personal takeaways. Have you been using the Social Entrepreneurship Education Resource Handbook or the Curriculum Guide to further expand your own curriculum and collaborate with colleagues and Social Entrepreneurship practitioners? We would love to hear those stories, as well!

We look forward to hearing from you, and we wish you continued inspiration and success for all your endeavors.