Our Team

  • Eric Glustrom
    CEO & President, Boulder Institute
    Recognized as an Ashoka fellow, Echoing Green fellow, and one of Forbes 30 social entrepreneurs under 30, Eric’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.
  • Andrew Lippi
    President, Boca Institute
    Andrew leads the Florida team and development of Watson Institute at Lynn University, including hiring and managing the team, fundraising philanthropic and impact investments, and driving forward our relationship with Lynn University.
  • Jenna O'Brien
    VP of Programs, Boulder Institute
    Jenna comes to Watson after serving as the Project Manager of Social Enterprise & Research at the IDP Foundation. She leads up curriculum development, manages a team of preceptors, and coordinates Watson's mentor network.
  • Megan Christensen
    VP of Search, Boulder Institute
    Megan leads the Boulder Institute's global search and admissions process to find and select the most promising young innovators by improving, expanding, and diversifying Watson’s nominator network and key partnerships.
  • Misa Grenier
    VP of Student Life, Boulder Institute
    After graduating from Watson in 2017, Misa joined the team to lead up student life and campus logistics. She brings her experience of event planning and trip coordination from her time at Up With People and her role as a Community Advisor during her time at Watson.
  • Jorge Mendez
    VP of Search, Boca Institue
    Jorge joins the team from the Idea Center at Miami Dade College. In addition to leading the search and selection process for the Boca Institute, he also heads up Watson's external communications and marketing.
  • Dani Papi-Thornton
    Preceptor
    As the former Deputy Director for the Skoll Centre for Social Entreprenuership in Oxford, Dani is co-teaching Ideation.
  • Angela Thieman Dino
    Preceptor
    Angela has served on the Board of Directors of local and national human rights, human services, and development organizations, including Amnesty International USA and United to End Genocide. She teaches Virtuous Entrepreneur and Leap of Faith.
  • Aaron Pattillo
    Preceptor
    Aaron is an entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor, working with social-enterprises and global health organizations. He is co-teaching Ideation this year.
  • Sam Elmore
    Preceptor
    Sam Elmore is an organizational development consultant and experiential coach. He is the co-founder of OrgDev, a boutique consulting firm serving startups in the Boulder/Denver region. He is teaching the Watson Lab and Transformative Team.

Our Board and Advisors

  • Erin Krampetz
    Co-founder, AshokaU
    As Co-founder and former Community Director of AshokaU, Erin has been a key player in supporting colleges and universities everywhere to become hubs of social innovation.
  • Teju Revilochan
    CEO and Co-founder, Uncharted
    Uncharted (formerly Unreasonable Institute) is on a mission to unite and resource the people most likely to put a dent in the world's biggest problems. His course is called "Return on Relationships."
  • Roshan Paul
    Founder, Amani Institute
    Roshan is the Founder of Ashoka’s Globalizer and the Amani Institute. He is a guest lecturer at over a dozen universities - from Harvard to Paris’ HEC Business School. His course is entitled: "Scaling Social Enterprises Globally."
  • David Burstein
    Founder, Run for America
    David is a writer, filmmaker, and passionate believer in the millennial generation. He is the author of the book Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping our World.
  • Scott Sherman
    Transformative Action Institute
    Scott Sherman is the Executive Director of Transformative Action Institute and has worked on nonviolence and social justice projects from the war-torn island of Sri Lanka to the inner city ghettoes of America.
  • Kevin Ross
    President, Lynn University
    Under Kevin’s leadership, the university has implemented a redesigned core curriculum, the nationally recognized Dialogues; a first-year student experience titled The Citizenship Project; and a three-year undergraduate degree program.