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Sara Ketabi is Founder and CEO of CollatEd Lab Inc. Sara leads the UNICEF USA National Council of Leadership Development, designing national programs and youth leadership initiatives. She spearheads social entrepreneurship, global health, and global citizenship for sustainable development to improve the current education system. Sara is a Global Board Advisor of Electus Education, a pioneering children's AI education start-up. She co-founded Hale to develop sustainable- development focused engineering solutions to tackle the issue of poverty/global health through data-driven policy recommendations, and has founded an edtech platform, CollatEd Lab, with the support of international ministries, UNESCO, UNDP, the World Bank, and the African Union in the past as well as a data science startup. Her work with Hale directly overlaps with the World Health Organization through a citizen science accelerator currently being initiated. In addition, she has founded a social innovation nonprofit organization that inspires students to find their passion(s) and launch social impact initiatives through skill-building workshops, conferences, and education projects. Sara has spoken at the UNICEF Global Annual Summit on leading through the Sustainable Development Goals, UN High Level Political Forum, United Nations General Assembly, the Women Economic Forum, Harvard Global Health Leadership Conference, Global Education and Skills Forum, and more. As an avid public speaker, she will be speaking at the 2020 Women Economic Forum under the President of Egypt, UNESCO Tech Conference, and Harvard UNICEF Conference in these upcoming months. As a UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab Expert and Fellow, she’s a Global Scholar, United Nations SDG Honors Awardee, UN Global Compact Fellow, and 2019 Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. Her work has been endorsed by the Canadian Prime Minister's Council of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development as well as the Prime Minister's Office of Ethiopia. Finally, She is a cohort member of the UN SDG 2030 Partnerships Accelerator and hopes to continue accelerating corporate-government cooperation to achieve the SDGs.

Omid Gholamzadeh is a visionary social entrepreneur that actively develop solutions in the field of healthcare and education. He is co-founder and CEO of Mobile Cardiologist created in 2017 with the aim to scale down the deaths caused by heart diseases with digital e-health solutions especially in Italy and East Africa. Omid has joined and spoken at the global Sustainable Development Goals Council at the World Government Summit 2019, with the presence of United Nations and World Bank members to discuss Global issues and youth leadership building. He is country ambassador at the Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) innovation program, operating in the Italian territory, empowering youth through entrepreneurship and creating high-impact startups from scratch. He worked as activities coordinator at the European Youth Event (EYE 2018), in the European parliament, organizing workshops around technology and innovation. Omid is a proud world Semifinalist at the Diamond Challenge 2019, and ranked 7th in global entrepreneurship competition organized by UNESCO. He plans to enlarge the network and the vision of CollatEd in the European Union and bring innovation plans to boost the impact in EU along with an emerging Edtech startup that he is creating.

Kyle Felter is attending Harvard University. He is the Director of Outreach for CollatED. As a proud servant leader, Kyle’s main ventures have been in humanitarian advocacy and public service. Kyle served as Lieutenant Governor for the Florida District of Key Club International where he managed an $800,000 budget, conducted monthly service events, planned leadership conferences, and fundraised for international projects such as The Eliminate Project. Through Thirst Project, Kyle raised $12,000 to build a clean water well in KaGwebu, Swaziland. After founding a UNICEF Club in high school, he now is involved with the Harvard Undergraduate UNICEF Club where he is planning an “Empowering Humanity” campus-wide conference. Additionally, Kyle works directly with UNICEF, serving as a Creative Researcher for the Global Developmental Commons Initiative. Lastly, he self-directed a human rights initiative, Pietas For Human Rights, where he shares breaking news to spread awareness, encourage political activism, and form partnerships/host presentations with local non-profit organizations. Kyle cannot wait to mobilize student innovators and contributors at Harvard to apply innovative solutions to global developmental goals.

Thuan Tran is attending Duke University as a full-ride merit Karsh International Scholar. He is the Chief Marketing Officer of CollatEd. As a Vietnamese citizen, Thuan has worked as an education policy intern in the Vietnam Government Office, where he worked with a government management team to create policies relating to the trends found through data analysis of data sets collected from impoverished regions in Vietnam. Thuan was a member of the Executive Board of Sustainable Agriculture and Social Enterprise (SANSE), where he worked with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and Safety and Hiep Thanh Company to get Ban Lien tea organic-certified and fair-trade certified. The organization aims to use the profit from tea grown by farmers to send the farmers' children to high school. Furthermore, he was a Media Associate in UNICEF Vietnam, creating content to raise awareness for children in Vietnam. Thuan wishes to use his experiences and connections to spread the messages and causes of CollatEd to a bigger audience, and in turn, innovate the scope of education as we know it.

Takudzwa Caitano is a serial entrepreneur, software engineer and consultant from Zimbabwe. He is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship and the future and is on a mission to create a tech revolution in Africa. He is a Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneur '19, NextGen Fellow, Harvard Village To Raise A Child Finallist '17 and a Yale Young Global Scholar '16. He is also a Network Consultant for Shasha Network - a Pan-African education and consulting company founded in Zimbabwe. He also works with the CEO of Amigo - the fastest growing e-learning platform in Africa on growth and business development strategy. At Stanford, Takudzwa will be pursuing various interests such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Economics, Education and Entrepreneurship. Takudzwa wants to make education more practical through CollatEd Lab by giving students the power to apply their education to solve real world problems.

Inspired by Amma, the world-renowned humanitarian, Vishnu Rajan Tejus is a student researcher at Stanford University working on machine learning with applications in sustainability, occupational health, and education. His research goals focus on methods for learning from knowledge graphs, which are richly-structured dynamic models of the real-world, and compositional reasoning to understand and interpret actions in videos. As one of the founding researchers at the Stanford Workplace Health Innovation Lab (WHIL), Vishnu has worked on modeling human pose to determine risk of posture-based injuries, as well as monitoring and predicting changing trends in air quality. He has been awarded the Finalist Prize in the Global Learning XPRIZE competition as chief technology officer, and 1st place in the NASA Climate Resilience challenge.

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CollatEd is a data-driven education technology NGO, the first that uses open innovation as a means of pedagogy to propel Education Sustainable Development in the Global Action Program network. By shaping researchers into global citizens through solving our signature Challenges™ in exchange for solutions to community and institutional sustainability problems, CollatEd assists world ministries to find practical policy applications of academic knowledge, all while strengthening research-based input to policymaking and working in global teams to facilitate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CollatEd Lab fosters sustainable development and innovation capacity building through operating as a policy consulting, strategic international-development NGO in order to empower communities and governments to more effectively respond to issues at the international, national, and regional levels. Moreover, CollatEd Lab works with Ministries of Education in order to facilitate the inaugural SDG Youth Action Festivals worldwide in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign.