Impact Labs Team
Marques began his professional career in the NFL, playing for 5 years. After a pivot in 2006, Marques founded the World Education Foundation, performing research and project development in 18 different countries. Marques is an alumnus of Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program, sponsored by NASA. Marques has become an expert in Cyborg Anthropology, bringing ambitious ideas to communities and markets around the world. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Urban Matrix One, which focuses on utilizing satellite imagery, unique data sets and machine learning to solve global challenges.
Josie loves people, nature, and adventure. Inspired by the power of the human spirit for good, Josie invests in human potential through her company, Summit Perspectives, to help influencers elevate, connect, and innovate. To this process and to HATCH, Josie brings her academic grounding in ecology, world travels studying community based conservation, certification as an Integral Facilitator, and almost two decades of experience leading groups through immersive experiences that catalyze real change. She is grateful for her loved ones, abundant skiing, and wilderness exploration.
Roshi Givechi provides design consulting services to large businesses, individual startup entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations looking to make a difference while also developing her own doc film shorts – all to enhance mindsets, crystalize experiences and amplify outcomes. After 19 years at global design firm IDEO, lastly as Partner – Executive Design Director, she coined her “creative sabbatical” in 2018 before opting to consult. She loves helping founders articulate their offer, and programming workshops with seasoned facilitators to unlock individual and collective impact.
Rachel is a lover of color, visual storyteller & creator of experiences. She has an eye for detail & innovative design paired with a passion for strategy, fundraising & supporting the arts. She spends her days supporting others to be the best that they can be. Helping nonprofits, businesses & individuals create live events, experiences & products that make an impact using creative solutions & thoughtfully driven designs that support their “WHY” to deliver positive results. For over a decade she was the Dir. of Comm. for the Archie Bray Foundation, helping to foster a global artistic community.
Yarrow is the Founder of HATCH, Aspen Institute Fellow, and named 2015 top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins. He was a pioneer of early social networking and has been building global communities for twenty years. Yarrow believes that solving our most pressing challenges requires activated communities, collaboration, and creativity. In 1999, Yarrow created the pioneer online social network, The Hero Project – 3 years before My Space. In 2016 Yarrow founded H360, an A.I. machine learning platform as an impact collaboration and human capital optimization platform to help HATCH a Better World.
Kip is a 2019-20 Teach Plus California Senior Policy Fellow. He teaches 10th grade English at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School, where he is a national award-winning sponsor of the Junior State of America club. From 2013-2018, Kip acted as an instructional coach for teachers from entry level to master, and now he acts as a seasonal Teacher Development Manager for TNTP’s Roots LA. He was awarded the 2014 Alliance District-wide Teacher of the Year. Kip recently finished his tenure on the board of directors for the Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSA) and was elected chair for the School Site Advisory Council at Collins, and has previously been a member of the ELA curriculum development team for two school districts, one in New Mexico and the other in Los Angeles. Kip was also a Teach Plus Policy Fellow 2016 and 2017.
As the Director of Development for HATCH Jared works to educate, accelerate, and invest in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems. Jared’s role involves developing and implementing strategies to collaborate with individuals, corporations and foundations to scale the impact of HATCH globally. Also an Instructor at Prescott College, Jared teaches courses in Ecopsychology, The History of Psychiatry, Yogic Philosophy, and Human Development. As a researcher for the Gwydion Fund, Jared works to connect people with the natural world through education, conservation, and research.
Allison’s career has been motivated by social justice and systems-level impact. She is currently principal at AGB Consulting, supporting equity-minded organizations with strategic planning, governance, fundraising, and talent development, and co-founder of Bridgr Media. She is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and the board chair of The Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center.
Emely Canteyano – NextGen
Emely is a NextGen from Alliance Collins Family College Ready High School. She was a member of the Steering Committee for the Student Bill of Rights – the first bill of its kind to pass in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Professional skydiver. Business woman. Ball of light.
11,000 jumps. Competition, world records and around the world as a headlining skydiving coach. Melanie leads through courageous self-expression as avenue to our deepest healing and highest contribution and connection. A fierce champion for growth, kindness and inclusion. This led Melanie to a powerful position of influence and expanded career as a life coach, speaker, author and artist. 3 books, a podcast, funny spoof movies, dance. Now a demonstration jump team to inspire and elevate the conversation of gender equality and social justice
Valeria is a high school senior, dedicated to her education and community. Ambitious and people-driven, she is involved in extracurriculars such as the ACLU’s Youth Liberty Squad, Junior State of America chapter at school, Culture Committee leadership cohort and more. Recently, Valeria became a board member of her school’s site council. She loves debating, reading (literature), drawing, and catching up on politics!
Starting in 2000, Jeremy was the 4th Grade Head Learner at Big Sky School District. He recently graduated from 4th grade and has taken on the role of MS/HS Lead Learner of Design Thinking/Technology. When not in the classroom, he leads an outdoor summer camp, untangles his son’s fishing line, and guides his wife Kristin down various regional waterways.
Royce is a NextGen Actor, Poet, Musician, and Filmmaker, and activist, author who was vaulted to fame at age 14 in the summer of 2016 when his original slam poem, “White Boy Privilege”, won first place at his school and went viral worldwide. At age 15, after reading his poem “Rise Up”, he was invited by MLK’s family to speak on MLK day at Ebenezer Church. He’s now a graduating Senior in high school.
John Holm is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at PYXERA Global where he spearheads the organization’s new ventures in circular economy and zero waste communities. He has spent the majority of his career pioneering new markets for global brands, leading the market entry of the Subway chain in Hungary and Libri in Romania, while also advising Starbucks and IKEA on their respective market entries in Central & Eastern Europe and the Balkans (Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia). Additionally, John also serves on the Hoops4Hope board and is a senior adjunct lecturer for Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands on Shared Value and Circular Economy.
Ariba is an innovation and product leader focused on creating social impact. I design inclusive and equitable human- centered experiences, products, teams and dialogues where curiosity, resiliency and experimentation can thrive.
Ixchel Maxil – NextGen
Cheli is a senior in high school. She has a passion for art and activism. She learned about HATCH through her teacher, Kip Morales.
Zineb is one of the co-founders of the Weaving Lab, an international NGO and network of weavers, i.e. social change makers pioneering new approaches to collaboration and ecosystemic transformation. Prior to that, she was the Policy & Partnership Development Officer at WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education), at the Qatar Foundation in Doha, where she mainly worked on education development policy research and on bringing different education stakeholders together to bring forth collaborations in education. Zineb has also worked in the private sector in medium business restructuration and consulting. Zineb holds a Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University, Canada, and a Dual Master of International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, and Columbia University, New York.
Noah is a Cinematographer for ArkFilms who’s work has screened at film festivals across the world including Sundance, SXSW & Tribeca. He prides himself on collaboration and that story drives his creative process.
Marilu is an Education Specialist with 25 years of experience. She has spent her career defending the rights of children and of all humans to receive quality education. After spending the last 4 years working in the Ministry of Education leading National Program for the improvement of educational quality with equity; she decided on a big shift in her career and recently got hired to become Director of Sustainability at Conservatorio, SA in Panama. This new endeavor will allow her to tackle community challenges with a holistic approach and push for social change from within the private sector.
Artist, Dad, Lecturer @ MIT Sloan, Founder @ Making to Think, a pedagogy for change that’s enabling organizations, governments, and Fortune 100 leaders to create conditions for enduring cultures of innovation. On McKinsey’s think tank for Advancing Adult Learning & Development; pioneered curricula at the edge of leadership + skills retraining for the future of work @ MIT Sloan, Harvard iLab, Stanford d.school, Berklee ICE; lived in an Australian Aboriginal community for 3 years to study art’s impact on cultures of survival; continues to be a visiting art critic + exhibit in NY, London, Miami.
Arely Torres is a senior at Alliance Collins Family College ready highschool. Throughout her high school career, Torres has been involved with various clubs and organizations. Most recently she has been involved with JSA and HATCH. She served as a cabinet member for JSA through the 2019 to 2020 school year and is vice president for her chapter this school year. She has as well helped write and promote LAUSD’s new Student Bill of Right.
Tuck Yates Tyrrell MSc is a barefoot ecologist and Holistic Scientist. As a recent graduate from Schumacher College, he embodies the teachings of Gaia Theory, Deep Ecology, and Processual Philosophy. He works with a single-pointed focus to help our Living Earth heal for the countless generations to come.
The confluence of physics, energy medicine, and ecology has led him into the field of Earth Repair and radical ecosystem regeneration. He works with the inherent aliveness of every being, spring, stream, and river. Tuck practices Ultimate Devotion to our Living Earth and holds his heart high.