Washington D.C. II

Shapers Profile:

Founding Curator & Community Member: 

Paul Kruchoski

Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of State
About me:

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 65 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. In his career at the State Department, he has covered issues ranging from the Department's Youth policy to the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Outside of his work, Paul is an accomplished cellist. He is the founding curator of Washington, DC-II Global Shapers hub. He serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Education and the Meta-Council on the Circular Economy.

Politics and Public Policy | Education | Science and Technology | Human Rights