Washington D.C. II

Shapers Profile:

Founding Curator & Community Member: 

Paul Kruchoski

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

Paul Kruchoski is Deputy Director of the Collaboratory, the State Department's research and design lab for educational and cultural diplomacy. The Collaboratory's mission is to expand the reach of the Department's educational and cultural programs and enable State Department teams to perform better in today's networked world.

Paul is the co-coordinator of the Department's Education Diplomacy initiative, which looks at how the State Department can expand access to educational opportunities around the world. He previously launched the Department’s MOOC Camp initiative, which provides free, blended learning experiences for over 6000 students in over 70 countries. He also worked with the Arab League to develop the Open Book Project, which works to expand access to free learning materials in Arabic. He also helped develop the inaugural Institute for Design and Public Policy, a partnership between the Rhode Island School of Design and the State Department that trains leaders on using human-centered design to improve policy-making.

He serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Education and the Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. Outside of his work, Paul is an accomplished cellist and has performed at the Kennedy Center and as a soloist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He is the founding curator of the Washington-II hub of the Global Shapers Community.

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