Board of Trustees + Advisors

The EXPLO Board of Trustees and Advisors

For more than 40 years, EXPLO has brought together bright, curious, and interesting young people from around the globe to challenge themselves, discover the world of people and ideas, and experience the joy of learning. Our Board of Trustees, all leaders in their respective fields, are essential to helping us make this happen.

Board Members


(F) = Former EXPLO Faculty Member
(S) = Former EXPLO Student
(P) = EXPLO Parent

Jon Chang (F)
Head of Consumer Growth, U.S.
New York, New York, USA

Elliot Hacker
Compliance Officer
Chair, Audit and Legal Committee

E. Hacker Consulting
Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Brian Hughes (F,P)
Chair, EXPLO Studio Committee
Chairman and Director R&D
HBN Shoe
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Sharon Jacquet
Vice Chairman
JP Morgan Private Bank
New York, New York

Izzy Kasdin (S,F)
Executive Director
Historical Society of Princeton
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Alan Kump (P)
Chair, Finance Committee
Director of Finance
Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

Jody Sherman LeVos
Vice President, Child and Family Development
Oakland, California, USA

Daniel Mantell, Ph.D. (P)
Assistant Vice President, Investment Strategy
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Wendall Mitchell (F,P)
Board Chair
Senior Real Estate Counsel
Albertsons Companies
Oakland, California, USA

Rekha Murthy (S)
Chair, Governance Committee
Public Media and Podcast Consultant
Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

Adam Newman
Founder and Managing Partner
Tyton Partners
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Chris Toy
Project Director
Center for Innovation
Thomas College
Bath, Maine, USA

Scott Traylor (S,P)
Founder 360 Kid
San Mateo, California, USA

Ex-Officio Members

Moira Kelly
Executive Director and President
Exploration School
Norwood, Massachusetts, USA

Amy Robbins
Business Manager
Exploration School
Norwood, Massachusetts, USA



Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management
Claremont Graduate University
His pioneering work on flow led to his seminal work,
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Claremont, California, USA

Dr. Barry Fishman (S, F, P)
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies, University of Michigan
Co-author of the Obama administration’s 2010 U.S. National Educational Technology Plan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Dr. Deborah Hirsch
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Pasi Sahlberg
Gonski Institute for Education, The University of New South Wales
Author, Finnish Lessons
Grawemeyer Award Winner
Sydney, Australia

Dr. Jim Spohrer (F)
Director, Cognitive Open Tech, IBM
Director, Global University Programs and Cognitive Systems Institute
San Francisco, California, USA

Dr. Yong Zhao
Foundation Distinguished Scholar, University of Kansas
Author, World Class Learners
Lawrence, Kansas, USA