Claire Williams Diaz-Ortiz:
Claire holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University and an MBA from Oxford University as a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship. Claire got her start in the non-profit world while working as an anthropology consultant with international volunteer organizations to encourage programming that improves volunteer experiences in the field. Claire leads social innovation and philanthropy at Twitter, and is a writer on topics as diverse as social media strategy, Generation Y, blogging, and saving money. Her first book came out in 2010.
Lara Vogel has a BA in Human Biology and International Public Health from Stanford University. She is pursuing an MBA at Oxford University as a Skoll Foundation Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship before beginning Stanford Medical School. Having worked in health clinics around the world, she is confident in the positive effects that health education programs, particularly for children, can have on the well-being of a nation. This is particularly true in the poorest nations, where Lara considers an investment in the well-being of the most disenfranchised children one of the soundest possible investments in a nation’s future development and escape from poverty. After working as a travel writer, she and Claire started Hope Runs. Her first book, The Choice Effect, will be published in 2010.
Jonathan is a web development consultant. He helped kick off Hope Runs in 2007 while living in Kenya, and also helped trained the Hope Runs kids for the 2008 Kilimanjaro Marathon. He provides tech and media support and is all about chapati. He graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy.
Zach Friedman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Economics and is currently leading the Tomorrow’s Leaders Business and Entrepreneurship Training Program. Prior to Hope Runs he worked as a consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice, and he has also worked in political consulting and financial editing. When not talking about exciting topics like record keeping and the importance of saving, Zach tries to spend as much time as he can outside and with a soccer ball.