Adam is the CEO and Founder of The Learning Collective with 20+ years experience in education. Over the past 14 years, Adam has reviewed over 100 proposals for new charter schools in California, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Washington. Adam has led teams a team of reviewers on over 50 of those charter school applications, submitting the finalized application reviewers to boards of education. Adam has also evaluated over 150 current, K-12 charter schools nationally - in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Washington, and Washington DC - including lead for charter renewal inspection visits, charged with evaluating the school and writing the report that is submitted to authorizers. Previously, Adam was the Director of Global Digital Strategy for Ashoka’s Youth Venture, which helps teams of youth internationally launch socially responsible businesses and organizations. Prior to Ashoka, Adam was the Executive Director and Founder (and currently Board Member Emeritus) of icouldbe.org, the non-profit Internet-based career mentoring program that has served over 25,000 teens and e-mentors nationwide. Before establishing icouldbe.org, Adam was a Regional Coordinator for the New York City Department of Education. Adam began his career in education as a Spanish bilingual public school teacher in Los Angeles. Adam received a B.A. from Vassar College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. A frequent speaker at conferences, Adam has also won numerous awards including Cause Marketing Silver Halo Award for Best Use of Social Media (2009) and International Computerworld Magazine Honors Finalist Award (2002). Adam and his family are based in Los Angeles.