Ariel graduated summa cum laude from New York University, with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor politics. She began her career as the Deputy Director of Immigration for a congressman from New York. Subsequently, she worked at American Jewish World Service, an international human rights NGO, and recently returned to the US after working in Izmir, Turkey as a community development consultant. She is currently an International Program Specialist at Terra Education.
Chris holds a BA degree summa cum laude in Economics from Yale University and an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University. Chris previously worked in brand management at The Procter and Gamble Company and as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He has also consulted to the Broad Foundation, one of the leading educational foundations in the United States, and taught economics and physics at Oundle School, one of the leading coeducational boarding schools in England. Most recently, Chris co-founded the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a high school based in Johannesburg, South Africa that seeks to transform Africa by developing a network of ethical leaders and outstanding scholars.
Dan received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He received his B.A., with honors, from Yale University, where he majored in History. Dan previously worked as an attorney at Winston & Strawn, LLP in Chicago and Covington & Burling, LLP in New York. Currently he is a partner at the New York office of Gunderson Dettmer, where he represents emerging growth companies, venture capital funds and other private equity funds in the fields of online media, mobile/social technologies, biotechnology, software and consumer products. He is a member of the bars of the State of New York and Illinois. In addition to practicing law, Dan is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
Judy received her B.S. in Business from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. She has worked in the hospitality industry in a variety of functions including Director of Finance for the Hilton San Diego Del Mar, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp, the US Grant Hotel, a Starwood Luxury Collection, and the San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau. Currently, Judy is the Financial Controller at Terra Education.
Cary E. Moritz received her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.A. from Clark University where she majored in political science and Spanish. Before entering the nonprofit sector, Cary spent years litigating on behalf of clients in domestic relations matters in Philadelphia. She is certified in mediation and conflict resolution, is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar and admitted to practice in Pennsylvania State Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. In the nonprofit sector, Cary has served in the capacity of Executive Director, Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator in various social service agencies in Pennsylvania including a city-wide after school program for children. She has served as Executive Chair of a non judicial mediation panel for adolescents and currently sits on the advisory board of the Leonard Pool Society.