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    Beth Schmidt

    BHSI Fellow; Founder & Executive Chairman, Wishbone

    Beth Schmidt is the founder and executive director of Wishbone, a non-profit organization dedicated to sending low-income students to high-quality out-of-school programs. She is a former Teach for America Corps Member, graduated from Middlebury College and holds a Masters in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University. Schmidt is a Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur and was recognized twice (in 2013 and 2014) on the Forbes30 Under 30 list for her work in education. She was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper and attended the organization’s 2014 annual meeting in Davos, participating on the International Business Council to discuss the international youth unemployment crisis.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Oct 15 2014

    12 PM

    CIW has gathered some of the most talented young innovators from around the world to share their exciting emerging technologies. From health to... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

    Wednesday, Oct 15 2014

    4 PM

    With the rise of online degrees and an emphasis on project-based experiences, people are increasingly questioning the benefits of a traditional... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Thorne Auditorium

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