Laurel Paula Jackson, PhD

Dr. Jackson defines herself first and foremost as a global citizen. Her career began as a concert pianist and performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the globe. She developed a passion for education during her travels and gave up her career to complete a Masters degree in International and Comparative Education at Oxford University, a MPhil in Education at Cambridge University and a doctoral degree at the Institute of Education at the University of London.

Since 2015, Dr. Jackson has been teaching and working as a phenomenological researcher and advisor to schools,  Multilateral institutions, and educational foundations on various aspects of educational reform.

As a social entrepreneur, Dr. Jackson has created social ventures to empower children and women, from a travelling arts exhibit to creative camps for children in Germany to Kiddify: the audio-visual wiki platform for kids-by kids to share their ideas and skills with each other around the globe.

As a writer, and speaker Dr. Jackson believes in the transformative power of stories to touch hearts, open minds and connect worlds.