Paul Kruchoski currently serves as a Policy Advisor and Deputy Director of the Collaboratory at the U.S. Department of State. The Collaboratory focuses on integrating design, innovation, and technology into the Department's educational and cultural programs. He is co-coordinator of the Department's Education Diplomacy initiative and the Department's expert on the use of innovative educational technologies, including Open Educational Resources and Massively Open Online Courses.
He manages the Department’s MOOC Camp initiative, which offers a blended online and in-person experience for students taking MOOCs at over 45 U.S. embassies around the world. He also leads the Department's efforts on the Open Book Project, a partnership to increase the availability of Arabic-language Open Educational Resources.
He previously coordinated the Department's policy on UN education and youth issues, serving as a major contributor to the State Department’s Youth Policy, which reshaped how the State Department engages youth around the world. In his career at the State Department, he has covered issues ranging from U.S. re-engagement with the UN Human Rights Council to the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Outside of his work, Paul is an accomplished cellist, having performed at the Kennedy Center and as a soloist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He is the curator of the Global Shapers Hub in Washington, DC.