I founded UnCollege, a social movement that applies the methods of unschooling the self-directed brand of homeschooling with which I was raised to the realm of higher education. Since then I’ve been featured in the New York Times, FastCompany NPR, ABC, CBS, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, New York Magazine, and more. I was recently lauded by Forbes as ‘a successful teen knowledge worker.
In May 2011 I was named one of twenty-four Thiel Fellows, chosen from more than 500 youth around the world. Sponsored by Peter Thiel, the Thiel Fellowship recognizes the top global changemakers under the age of twenty.
I speak about youth, education, and entrepreneurship to audiences worldwide. Speaking engagements (past and future) include the Stanford D.School, UCLA, Business Innovation Factory, TEDxPlazaCibeles, Youth International Economic Forum, The Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference.