Jennifer Corriero

Jennifer CorrieroJennifer Corriero

Location: Canada
Areas of educational interest: Youth engagement and leveraging the power of social media for social change.
Why I’m involved in Education Fast Forward: Education Fast Forward will provide an opportunity to advance work that I have been leading over the past ten years in driving learning experiences towards being student-centered, interdisciplinary, globally-connected and technology-enabled.

About Me:
Jennifer Corriero is co-founder and Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, a non-profit organization with the aim of fostering cross-cultural dialogue, strengthening the capacity of youth as leaders and increasing awareness and involvement in global issues through the use of technology.

In 2005, Jennifer was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and, in 2007, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and as a York University Bryden Alumni Award winner.

In 2007, TakingITGlobal was recognized by the Tech Museum Awards as the Education award winner.

Jennifer has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University with a focus on youth engagement. She is particularly interested in leveraging the power of social media for social change. She loves working with youth as a facilitator, motivator, mentor and connector.