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Jessica Lax

Jessica Lax, Canada Director, Ashoka U

Jess headshotJessica recently took on the role of the Canada Director of Ashoka U. Jess spent a summer supporting the founding team of Ashoka U in the global office back in 2008, hoping that one day she’d have the opportunity to help bring the program to Canada.  Before rejoining Ashoka, Jessica co-founded School For Change, an online school for changemakers, helped develop a city wide collaborative to support social-enterprise, and co-founded The Otesha Project – a national organization that uses theatre and cycle tours to mobilize young changemakers.

Jessica holds an MBA from Saîd Business School at Oxford University, where she studied as a Skoll Scholar, and a B.A in Biology from Bishop’s University.

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