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    Eric Glustrom

    BHSI Fellow; Founder & CEO, Watson Institute

    Eric Glustrom is transforming education worldwide as the founder of Watson Institute and Educate!. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Watson Institute is centered around a new university model that helps support innovators, leaders, and social entrepreneurs solve the toughest challenges facing the world. Educate! is mentorship-based leadership and entrepreneurship program that has significantly influenced the national curriculum and exam of Uganda and Rwanda. Founded by Glustrom when he was in high school, it currently reaches more than 300,000 students across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. Recognized as an Ashoka fellow, Echoing Green fellow, and twice recognized as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs,” Glustrom’s work is driven by a simple belief: to solve the toughest challenges facing humanity, the place to start is within the hearts and minds of the next generation.

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