Our Team uses Virtual Exchange as a tool to advance cross-cultural collaboration, project-based learning, and issues-oriented storytelling–all linked explicitly to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.  Learn more about what we do….

Chris Dubia

Executive Director

Kent Lewis

Chief of Strategy

Andy Long

Chief of Learning

Macie Rouse

Director of East Africa

Brajesh Singh

Chief Engineer


Dan Baldwin

Senior Advisor

Dan is a Naturalist for National Geographic and has taught marine sciences in the Florida Keys and on Catalina Island, and science and math in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the South Pacific.

David Banes

Senior Advisor

David works on supporting access and inclusion through technology across the globe.  He works closely with a range of agencies including UNICEF, WHO and INIT.

Laura Engel

Senior Advisor

Laura is Associate Professor and Director of International Education Program at George Washington University and a National Geographic Explorer.

Jennifer Geist

Senior Advisor

Jennifer is a global education program designer, curriculum curator, project based learning coach, collaboration mentor, and master of storytelling.

Vijay Kumar

Senior Advisor

Vijay is Associate Dean, Open Learning & Executive Director of Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) M.I.T.

Alan Mather

Alan Mather

Senior Advisor

Alan is President of the Golden Apple Foundation and a decorated educator.

Fred Mednick

 Senior Advisor

Fred is a professor of Education at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the founder of Teachers Without Borders.

Mike Smith

Marshall (Mike) S. Smith

Senior Advisor

Mike is former Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and Former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.


Stephen Kibasa

Teacher Navigator

Stephen is a Secondary School Teacher in Bukoba, Tanzania. He is a digital story teller and change maker to his community. He is also a Youth East Africa Forum and Kigoda cha Mwalimu Nyerere member.

Patrick Maro

Teacher Navigator

Patrick is a Secondary School Teacher in Bukoba, Tanzania. He also leads an HIV prevention program in the Kagera region for the Red Cross.


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Why the SDGs?

MapWorks Learning uses the SDGs as a common ground for learners to explore, collaborate and problem solve, around the worlds most pressing issues.  Narrative Atlas is the vehicle that allows this to happen. Learn more about each of the goals and their targets by clicking on them.

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