About the Episode
This month on #CompactNationPod, Andrew Seligsohn and Marina Kim, executive director of Ashoka U, discuss social innovation. Kim explains and how Ashoka U has worked to make sure students learn about social change in order to participate in the social innovation process and contribute as change-makers. We also explore the transition from social entrepreneurship to social innovation, and how that change has expanded the roles students can play in contributing to social impact.
Marina Kim is the co-founder and executive director of Ashoka U. Her work in social entrepreneurship dates back over a decade. She started at Stanford University, leading the Future Social Innovators’ Network, the Social Entrepreneurs’ Challenge, and co-founding the university’s first minor in social innovation. Since then, Marina has co-founded and leads Ashoka U, working with campuses to embed social innovation as an educational focus and core value of the university culture. Marina’s work has been featured on Social Edge, change.org, in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times. Marina was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship, recognizing her work with Ashoka U.
Emily J. Shields
Executive Director, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact
Executive Director, Indiana Campus Compact