Watson Team

  • Alberto Gómez
    Operations Coordinator, South Florida
    Alberto leads the Watson Institute, South Florida Campus Operations. This position entails implementing and coordinating large portions of daily Watson Institute admissions and programmatic operations. In addition to spearheading campus logistics and developing a vibrant student life experience for Scholars.
  • Andrew Lippi
    Executive Director, South Florida
    Andrew supports the development of Watson Institute at Lynn University, as well as hiring and managing the Watson team, fundraising philanthropic and impact investments for Watson scholars, and serving as a liaison to Lynn University.
  • Brin Enterkin
    Executive Director, Boulder
    Before joining Watson, Brin founded the African SOUP, co-founded a commercial renewable energy company, and was recently recognized as a Forbes' 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur
  • Eduardo Balarezo
    Preceptor, South Florida
    Eduardo is a passionate leader with 25+ year-experience in finance, management, social innovation, business strategy, product development, human development, partnerships and startups.
  • Eduardo Owens
    Preceptor, South Florida
    Eduardo founded //Movement, a socially-responsible fitness initiative that recycles the energies of it's fans and patrons into socially conscious projects in the community and around the world.
  • Eric Glustrom
    Founder & CEO
    Recognized as an Ashoka fellow, Echoing Green fellow, and one of Forbes 30 social entrepreneurs under 30, Eric’s work is driven by a simple belief: to solve the toughest challenges facing humanity, the place to start is within the hearts and minds of the next generation.
  • Isabel DeJesus
    Director of Admission, South Florida
    Isabel leads the global search and admissions process to find and select the most promising young innovators by improving, expanding, and diversifying Watson Institute’s nominator network and key partnerships.
  • Jorge Méndez
    Director of External Programs & Search
    Jorge co-leads the search and selection process for Watson scholars, leads communications and marketing, and manages the execution of the Watson Basecamp.
  • Lallas Chen
    China Coordinator
    Lallas is responsible for leading Watson Basecamps in China, as well as searching China and the globe for entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers to join our programs.
  • Lucie Rosner
    Director of Campus Operations, Boulder
    Lucie leads the Watson Institute, Boulder Campus Operations. This includes event planning, campus logistics, and community partnerships to optimize the Watson Scholar experience.
  • Megan Christensen
    Director of Programs, Boulder
    Megan leads up all of the elements to our programming at the Watson Institute, Boulder including curriculum design and ideation, the Mentor Network, facilitating workshops, and the support of Master Course Teachers.
  • Molly Ganley
    Preceptor, Boulder
    Molly works with early-stage, impact-driven entrepreneurs to help them clarify their strategies and streamline their operations.
  • Rob Kellogg
    Preceptor, Boulder
    Rob has more than twenty years of experience working with businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofits in various leadership and entrepreneurial roles across diverse sectors.
  • Sam Elmore
    Preceptor, Boulder
    Sam Elmore is an organizational development consultant and experiential coach. He is the co-founder of OrgDev, a boutique consulting firm serving startups in the Boulder/Denver region. He is teaching the Watson Lab and Transformative Team.
  • Santiago Bunce
    Preceptor, South Florida
    Santi is Vice President of Evaluation & Learning at Catalyst Miami where he oversees program evaluation, internal learning, and nonprofit capacity building efforts.
  • Travis Thomas
    Preceptor, South Florida
    Travis's goal is to assist and inspire individuals and corporations in creating more authentic cultures through collaboration and purpose.
  • Tyler Tornaben
    Director of Programs, South Florida
    Tyler leads up all of the elements to our programming at the Watson Institute, South Florida including curriculum design and ideation, the Mentor Network, facilitating workshops, and the support of Master Course Teachers.

Watson Board of Directors

  • Jason W. Griffith
    Associate, Benesch
    Associate in Private Equity and Corporate Practices of Benesch, Jason has extensive legal, pro-bono, and non-profit expertise. From the board, he supports Watson Institute with legal and strategy questions, among others.
  • Erin Krampetz
    Co-founder, AshokaU
    As Co-founder and former Community Director of AshokaU, Erin has been a key player in supporting colleges and universities everywhere to become hubs of social innovation.
  • Teju Revilochan
    CEO and Co-founder, Uncharted
    Uncharted (formerly Unreasonable Institute) is on a mission to unite and resource the people most likely to put a dent in the world's biggest problems. His course is called "Return on Relationships."

Watson Advisory Board

  • Robin Luff
    Founder, Raising Our Voices
    Robin believes that the education system needs a boost. With that, she has committed her time to systemic change with charter school oversight, preschool readiness for Spanish speakers, and executive functioning skills for marginalized communities.
  • Kevin Ross
    President, Lynn University
    Under Kevin’s leadership, the university has implemented a redesigned core curriculum, the nationally recognized Dialogues; a first-year student experience titled The Citizenship Project; and a three-year undergraduate degree program.
  • Scott Sherman
    Transformative Action Institute
    Scott Sherman is the Executive Director of Transformative Action Institute and has worked on nonviolence and social justice projects from the war-torn island of Sri Lanka to the inner city ghettoes of America.
  • David Burstein
    Founder, Run for America
    David is a writer, filmmaker, and passionate believer in the millennial generation. He is the author of the book Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping our World.
  • Roshan Paul
    Founder, Amani Institute
    Roshan is the Founder of Ashoka’s Globalizer and the Amani Institute. He is a guest lecturer at over a dozen universities - from Harvard to Paris’ HEC Business School. His course is entitled: "Scaling Social Enterprises Globally."