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Dana Mortenson Co-Founder and CEO, World Savvy

Dana Mortenson is the Co-Founder and CEO of World Savvy, and an award winning social entrepreneur leading a movement to re-imagine K-12 education for a more diverse, interconnected world. World Savvy is a national education nonprofit working to educate and engage youth as responsible global citizens. World Savvy supports change agents in K-12 education to create more inclusive, adaptive schools that ensure all young people can develop the skills and dispositions needed to thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world. Since 2002 Dana has led the organization through significant national expansion, reaching more than 655,000 middle and high school youth and 4,500 educators across 25 states and 5 countries, from offices based in Minneapolis, San Francisco and New York.

Dana is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman Award for Excellence in Public Advocacy. She is a frequent speaker on global education and social entrepreneurship at high profile convenings, including Project Zero's Future of Learning Institute, Harvard University School of Education, 21st Century Schools Consortium, Nebraska Global Education Consortium, ASCD, TABS/NAIS Global Symposium, TEDx Fargo, and SXSWedu. World Savvy’s work has been featured in the The New York Times, Edutopia, EdWeek and a range of local and national media outlets covering education and innovation. Dana is an Advisor and Board member to a range of nonprofits working at the intersection of education, global citizenship and innovation.