Aaron was drawn to Embolden’s mission of providing opportunities for advancement to disadvantaged students. In recent years, he has worked on a number of different initiatives situated at the intersection of international development and inclusive pedagogy. From facilitating workshops on non-violent communication in Bosnia & Herzegovina to evaluating a sport-for-education nonprofit in Liberia, he is passionate about encouraging young people to become active changemakers in their communities.
As a grant recipient of the Fulbright Association’s U.S. Student Program, Aaron conducted research on how digital skill-building can be a means of personal empowerment for unemployed youth in Kosovo. Over the course of his six months in-country, he learned how innovation in the classroom can catalyze transformative change. He has continued this work as a Program Consultant with Teach for Kosova, a non-governmental organization that seeks to build school capacity in the Balkan nation.
Aaron attended the College of William & Mary, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.