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Ian Shimizu

Inspire High, Inc.

Ian Shimizu is an educator and environmental activist from Japan. He was one of the first members at Inspire High (IH), an EdTech program founded in 2019 that connects teens to the world's leading creative minds. Ian was responsible for building the pedagogy of IH based on Todd Thrash's findings on the psychology of inspiration, and shaped by the insight of educational professionals from institutions such as the Millennium School (US), Kaospilot (Denmark), and Central St. Martins Birkbeck MBA (UK). As the navigator at IH, he has also interviewed individuals such as Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan, Kengo Kuma, world renown architect, Emmanuel Mankura, Masai elder, and many others. Prior to IH, Ian organized experimental summer camps that gathered teachers and students from 20+ countries. While at University, Ian worked for SPARK where he developed and deployed exercise therapy for special needs children built on the frontier findings in neuroscience and developmental psychology.

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Events featuring Ian Shimizu
Events featuring Ian Shimizu