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Alexandra Berrio

Director of Innovation, World Literacy Foundation

Biography

Alexandra is the Director of Innovation for the World Literacy Foundation. She is responsible for designing, coordinating and managing experts, institutions and partnerships for projects using innovation and technology for marginalized populations in low-resource and developing contexts. Previously, she worked with Hispanic populations in numerous cities within the US and Colombia. Her main passion is advancing the lives of populations in disadvantaged contexts by creating new approaches to learning and education. She has experience in project development, strategic planning, marketing, counseling, crisis management, fundraising and grant writing. Other interests include gender issues, particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings.

She is finishing her MA in Education, Gender and International Development at UCL-Institute of Education in London, and serves as a ‘Big Ideas’ judge for UC Berkeley in both the 'Mobiles for Reading' and 'IT for Society' categories. For Alexandra, there is no single way to approach a challenge. She believes that only through relevant and progressive education can we pave the way for a mindful society that is both local and global.