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Marina Kim

Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Marina’s work in social entrepreneurship dates back over 15 years. She is the co-founder and executive director of Ashoka U, which works with colleges and universities to embed social innovation as an educational focus and a strategic approach to aligning the university’s culture, programs and operations. To date, Ashoka U has worked with over 400 institutions globally and has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, HuffPost and The New York Times. Marina’s writing on institutional change and higher education innovation has been featured in the Diversity & Democracy Journal, as well as on Forbes.com and SSIR.org. Marina was named on the 2012 Forbes list of 30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs, received the post-graduate Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy from Stanford, and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Northampton. Marina holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Stanford University.

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Emily Kane Miller

Scholar-in-Residence

Emily is the founder and CEO of Ethos Giving. Equal parts head and heart, Emily has spent her career working for social change. With deep experience in government, advocacy, nonprofit, corporate and philanthropic work, Emily has a unique ability to envision and steward philanthropic contributions that maximize benefit and value for all. Previously, she served as vice president of Philanthropy & Community Affairs at The Wonderful Company. Emily led the organization’s award-winning philanthropic efforts, which ranged from paradigm-changing place-based work, to branded community giving programs, to transformative institutional contributions. Prior to her tenure at Wonderful, Emily served in a variety of capacities for government and advocacy groups. She holds a B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of Arizona School of Law.

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Joseph Itaya

Fellow

Joseph is an entrepreneur, educator and award-winning filmmaker specializing in helping organizations find their voices and tell their stories through multimedia content. In 2005, Joseph established Legacy Films, producing films for such organizations as the Annenberg Foundation, United Nations, V Foundation for Cancer Research, Cedars Sinai Hospital, CHLA, The Village Nation and many others. In 2017, Joseph founded EVRLAND, a virtual reality platform providing inspiring culture and travel experiences for sick and disadvantaged children. He holds a bachelor’s from the University of Washington and an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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