Laurel Paula Jackson, PhD

Dr. Jackson started off her career as a concert pianist and has more than 16 years of experience at the intersection of education, sustainable development, and social entrepreneurship.

She completed her Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education at Oxford University, an MPhil in Education at Cambridge University, and a doctoral degree at the Institute of Education at the University of London.

Through her consulting firm, Creative Minds, she advised and led non-profit organizations, increased teacher and educational leader performance through her coaching system, guided and led strategic planning and development, and co-created schools around the world. She worked with educational institutions, children’s media, museums, and multilateral institutions.

Between 2003-2009, she interviewed over 1,200 children In over 31 countries about their perceptions of media and school. The outcome of her research resulted in the launch of Kiddify, which she founded in 2012. Kiddify became an ed-tech platform designed for children to share their skills and ideas with each other around the world.

As a change agent, she creates communities around culinary traditions and planetary stewardship, writes and speaks on issues related to learning in the 21st century, regeneration, wellness, and sustainability.