Michelle Jones is the founder and president of a small non-profit 2 years college she started a few years ago in response to criticisms about the higher education system in the US being broken. During her 15 years teaching Leadership and Organizational Behavior courses in the traditional college system, she had a front-row seat for what students and faculty were experiencing. Several years ago, she gathered a group of like-minded folks around a vision of what a revolution in higher education could look like. After years of helping groups and non-profits organize for social impact as a volunteer (SuperThank, TEDxMtHood, World Domination Summit) Michelle started her legacy project and a new kind of college – Wayfinding Academy – was born.
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