Michele Leaman, Changemaker Campus Consortium Director, Ashoka
March 23, 2012
Michèle Leaman works with faculty, administrators, and students to change complex institutional systems to become more supportive environments for social entrepreneurship and changemaking. Before joining Ashoka, Michèle spent six months in India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia. From 2006 to 2009, she worked at the Association of American Colleges and Universities managing Core Commitments, a national initiative promoting students’ development of personal and social responsibility through campus innovations. As a member of theElon University Research Seminar on Teaching Democratic Thinking (2009-2011), Michèle created What moves you?, a travel curriculum for South and Southeast Asia that explores ethical questions related to global interdependence, and develops empathy skills. Michèle has worked for Siemens and other European corporations in Paris, France and Munich, Germany (where she grew up), and holds a B.A. in philosophy and economics from Messiah College, and a M.A. in philosophy from the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Canada.