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GCI Summit and Seminar 2022 Faculty and Guest Speakers

We are honored to share our Faculty and Guest Speakers who will join us to add color and depth to our upcoming Summit and Seminar!


In the next week, our Fellows and Seminar Educators will join us at the University of St Andrews in Scotland for the GCI Summit and the GCI Seminar for Educators. Each day will feature academic and interactive sessions led by these facilitators and presenters to complement the day’s discussions and activities and serve to motivate, encourage, provide reflection, compel action and stimulate creative ideas. In addition, Fellows and Educators will hear from a panel of our Teaching Assistants, all GCI Ambassadors to whom we introduced to you last week, on their own personal journeys as global citizens


Continue reading to learn more about each Faculty Member and Guest Speaker and to read their bios.

 

Aybike Oğuz

GCI Faculty - Glocal Service Projects

Head of Social Entrepreneurship,

Innovation and Creativity

Robert College of Istanbul


Aybike Oğuz received her BA on Teaching English as a Second Language at İstanbul University, and her MA on Management in Education at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. After working at Bilkent University and Özyeğin University in middle and senior management positions and curriculum development, she discovered social entrepreneurship in a small village in South East Turkey. This inspired her to teach English and start up the first social entrepreneurship club at high school level at Robert College. She is currently teaching wellbeing, creative writing, and social entrepreneurship as well as working as the Head of Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity at Robert College. She has been designing and giving workshops on social entrepreneurship and design thinking in different youth programs in Turkey and abroad. During the gap year she took in the middle of her career, she co-authored a guidebook with Ashoka Turkey to empower university students to start their social entrepreneurial movements on their university campuses. She shared her insights into a gap year in a TEDx Talk entitled ‘What if I leave it all behind?’


Jason BreMiller

GCI Faculty - Harkness®*

Sustainability Education Coordinator and

Director of Environmental Learning Institute

Phillips Exeter Academy


Jason BreMiller teaches English and serves as the Sustainability Coordinator at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He is also the Founder and Director of the Environmental Literature Center, an interdisciplinary professional development opportunity for environmental educators. Mr. BreMiller is a certified NOLS instructor (National Outdoor Leadership School), serves on the Board of Directors for Northwoods Stewardship Center and his nonfiction essays have appeared in NAIS, The Leader, and Terrain.org (forthcoming).


Megan Campbell

GCI Faculty - Harkness®*

Head of Classics

Cargilfield School

Megan Campbell comes to St. Andrews via Detroit, Austin, Toronto, Athens, Exeter, and, most recently, Edinburgh, where she currently resides. Megan completed a BA in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Texas, after which she did her graduate work in Classics at the University of Toronto. She has also completed fellowships in ancient coinage at the American Numismatic Society in NYC and in classical archaeology at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. While Megan’s academic interests lie in antiquity, her true passion lies in inspiring young people to pursue their love of learning, creativity, and individuality. After completing her studies Megan taught for eight years in the Classical Languages Department at Phillips Exeter Academy and is currently the Head of Classics at the Cargilfield School in Edinburgh. Beyond the classroom, Megan is an avid record collector, world traveler, photographer, and snail-mail enthusiast.

Kadeine Peterson

GCI Faculty - Harkness®*

Instructor in Biology, Climate Biology,

Hum​an Toxicology & Animal Behaviors

Cate School

Kadeine Peterson has dedicated most of her educational life to the pursuit of science. From studying biology at Marist College to the achievement of a research Masters in genetics, genomics and development at Cornell University, her life has been dedicated to this particular subject. She has successfully transitioned into a teaching career at top-ranked independent schools across the United States; Packer Collegiate (Brooklyn, NY), The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT), Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH), and currently Cate School (Carpinteria, CA). As a biology instructor at her various places of work, Kadeine has noted the positive correlation between students involved in inquiry-based research sciences and their performance in science-related courses. She strongly believes that early introduction of these programs, including scientific ethics and responsible conduct of research, are increasingly beneficial to 9th-12th grade students. Kadeine has recently relocated to southern California with her family where she continues to teach and explore a new hobby of field research and citizen science pursuits.

Elizabeth Werbe

GCI Faculty - Seminar Facilitator

Strategic Learning Designer, Facilitator, Community Builder and Coach

A heart-centered learning designer, facilitator, and educator, Elizabeth inspires and activates purpose-driven leaders to come alive and use their gifts to create a more just and sustainable world. What she most enjoys in her work is co-creating and implementing powerful learning experiences that foster authentic connection and support people in bringing ambitious ideas to life, so they lead more consciously and become more vibrant versions of themselves. She embraces a relational approach to leadership in an effort to create the conditions for transformation in herself and others. Elizabeth has launched numerous design-driven, experiential learning programs at leading educational institutions, cultural organizations, and nonprofits, including Barnard College, The New School, University of Michigan, Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Municipal Art Society, Ashoka Youth Venture, and Bridges to Understanding, among others. In addition to an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, and B.A. from Haverford College, she has completed coach training through the Co-Active Training Institute and multiple wilderness expeditions with NOLS.

Steve Kloeblen

GCI Guest Speaker - Sustainability

Managing Partner, Director and Board Member

C-Street Advisors

Director and Board Member

Data Intensity; Global Citizens Initiative; Herreshoff Marine Museum

Current: Candidate Master's Degree - Environmental & Sustainability Science

Harvard University


Steve Kloeblen brings over 30 years of experience as a CEO, COO, CFO, operating partner, consultant, and board director to founder owned and privately held businesses. He currently is a board member of Data Intensity, Inc, Global Citizenship Initiative and The Herreshoff Marine Museum. Most recently, Steve served as the president and CEO of Velocity Technology Solutions where he led the mid-sized global IT Services organization with 800 employees and 300 customers before selling the business in December 2020. Steve developed deep expertise in operating technology and services businesses during a career at IBM where he was a senior executive. Steve is passionate about proposing businesses as a lever to achieve global sustainability goals. As a leader he focuses on promoting diversity and inclusion and engendering purpose driven cultural transformation. Steve holds undergraduate, MBA, and post-graduate degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Strategy from Villanova, Pace and Harvard Universities. He is currently studying towards a master’s degree in Sustainability Science at Harvard University. Steve and his wife Kathy have 4 grown children and reside in Rhode Island where they enjoy sailing, hiking, and skiing.


Lee Carlton

GCI Guest Speaker - Design Thinking

Senior Service Designer & Business Analyst

University of Glasgow

Lee Carlton is a Senior Service Designer for the Transformation Team at the University of Glasgow. She is responsible for designing and implementing solutions which respond to the evolving needs of the institution’s students, staff, and wider community. As the University continues to adapt to the changing educational landscape, Lee uses Design Thinking approaches to solve complex challenges and ensures that the students and staff are active partners throughout the design process. With a background in human-centred design, Lee has experience delivering positive change within the education sector, local government and health and social care services. Lee holds a Bachelor of Design degree with Honours from The Glasgow School of Art. Her studies include participating in the Continents Design Education Programme at Chiba University, Japan


Jennifer Robertson

GCI Guest Speaker - Design Thinking

Head of Service Design

University of Glasgow

Jennifer is Head of Service Design at University of Glasgow and an accomplished senior manager with a passion for human centered design. A varied and exciting career has enabled Jennifer to work across different sectors and industries to gain a wide range of skills and knowledge. Jennifer is currently leading the development of automation across her current institution and how services and processes can be redeveloped and redesigned using automation as an enabler for service excellence. She is experienced and passionate about developing teams, building confidence in others and sharing knowledge to create human centered, inclusive services and solutions.

Peter Higgins

GCI Guest Speaker - Excellence and Scottish Sustainability

Professor and Personal Chair in Outdoor, Environmental & Sustainability Education; Director United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Edinburgh


Peter Higgins is Professor of Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education at the University of Edinburgh. He is Director of the Global Environment and Society Academy, and UN University RCE in ESD (Scotland). He is a committed teacher - indoors, outdoors and on-line, and was recently awarded the University of Edinburgh's most prestigious award for teaching. Since 1999 he has advised the Scottish Government on his fields, and was Chair of the Ministerial Learning for Sustainability Advisory and Implementation Groups (2011-2016). He has supported education and policy developments in a several other countries. He is an Expert Advisor to the UK Commission for UNESCO, the Asia-Pacific ESD Network and the China Nature Education Network. Peter is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Chair of Europe's biggest environmental education charity, the Field Studies Council. He has been appointed by Ministers (2021-25) to the Board of Scotland's nature agency, NatureScot, and additionally to Chair its Scientific Advisory Committee.


Lisa Hough-Stewart

GCI Guest Speaker - Economics

Projects and Organizational Culture Lead

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)


Lisa Hough-Stewart is Projects and Organizational Culture Lead in the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) global team. She has been part of the WEAll Amplification team since the organization was formed in 2018, and was previously responsible for global communications. Her role now involves managing the implementation of WEAll's "Policy Design Guide" process with policymakers around the world, and looking after the internal team culture.


Shelby Clark

GCI Guest Speaker - Assessment

Senior Research Manager

Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Shelby Clark, Ph.D. is a senior research manager at The Good Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero. Dr. Clark’s work focuses on the development of intellectual and civic character strengths in adolescents and young adults, with a focus on strengths such as curiosity and open-mindedness particularly in global learning settings. In addition to work with Global Citizens Initiative, other projects include the Investigating Impacts of Educational Experiences Project, a longitudinal study exploring the educational impact of mission-oriented international school, which recently came to a close, as well as creating curricular resources for students focused on having difficult ethical conversations and learning how to reflect on one’s values. Dr. Clark received her Ph.D. in Applied Human Development from Boston University, an M.A. from the George Washington University in school counseling, and a B.A. in history and music from Johns Hopkins University. She formerly worked as a school counselor in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Daria Housman

GCI Guest Speaker - Application

Project Director, GCC

Global Citizens Initiative


Daria Housman joined GCI as a consultant in 2021 to lead the development and launch of GCI’s newest program, the Global Collaborative Curriculum (GCC). With over twenty years’ experience in global education, Daria spent much of her career at the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she oversaw international programs in partnership with a diverse range of clients including universities, corporations, foundations and NGOs. As IIE’s Global Head of Outreach and Selection, she led a team of 60 people responsible for outreach and recruitment and application and selection (admissions) operations for 50+ competitive higher education opportunities and scholarships/fellowships. Since 2018, Daria has focused on global education consulting, advising leading universities on recruitment strategy, increasing study abroad participation, conducting market analysis and devising branch campus strategy for universities seeking to expand. Daria also serves as a review committee member for prestigious fellowship and scholarship programs. Daria holds a Master’s Degree in International Education and Cross-Cultural Training from New York University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Boston University, and is a certified Global Mobility Specialist (GMS).

 

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