Zubair is a serial entrepreneur co-founding startups in the pharmaceutical, online fashion commerce, mobile games and property management industries. While attending the University of Michigan, he earned a MSE in Pharmaceutical Engineering, a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and a BBA in Finance within 5 years. Additionally, during those 5 years he invented 2 medical devices, commercialized a pharmaceutical drug, published research in organometallic chemistry, founded a high-impact student organization, raised over $4 Million for his startup, and taught nanotechnology to low-income middle and high school students. After graduating he joined one of the largest software technology companies in the world, over 140,000 employees, as an entry level consultant. Within a year and a half he was the North American Productivity Leader developing and implementing industrialization practices and technology to be used by thousands of employees in NA, Europe, China and India. Currently, he is working on disrupting education on a global scale.
With over six years of teaching experience, Cheng is both a certified instructor and experienced entrepreneur. He has built companies in the international education, point of sale, and healthcare IT industries—bringing expertise and insight to any situation. Cheng graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering and was recognized as the university's 2011 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.
Having co-taught an undergraduate course and co-written case studies for the Public Education Research Project at HGSE and HBS, Christopher now has his eyes on disruptive innovation in the education sector at large. He has assisted superintendents and other school and education leaders in the implementation of improvements in human capital, strategic planning, resource allocation, and special education as to maximize resource allocation, operational efficiency, and student outcomes. Christopher graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Sociology and Mind, Brain, Behavior. He continues his education as a Phd Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
KHANH LE DIRECTOR, SOUTHEAST ASIA
With his experience as New York University, Abu Dhabi's Outreach Officer for all Sourtheast Asia, Khanh has a strong international education background. Additionally, he has spent time in Vietnam researching the impact of the Vietnamese education system since the market reform. Khanh is a graduate student advisor at the NYU Steinhardt Teaching and Learning Department and has received a Master's Degree in International Education from New York University. He continues his education as a PhD Candidate in Urban Education at GC CUNY.
David Shin DIRECTOR, Global Mentorship Initiative
David is a QuestBridge College Match Finalist and Quest Scholar who has helped countless students gain admission to their dream schools like Yale, Stanford and Northwestern.