Graduate Fellowship Alumni

Lyel Resner

Lyel Resner

Gallatin School of Individualized Study Master Arts, May 2012 Business & Educational Leadership

Lyel Resner

Lyel Resner has an unusual breadth of cross-sector expertise in Social Innovation. His work is at the nexus of social and economic value creation - from tech for social good, to impact investing, to 21st century education. Most recently, Lyel was the Head of PreCollege and Social Impact at The Flatiron School, New York’s leading school for web and mobile development that has worked with the White House and The City of New York on groundbreaking economic mobility initiatives. Under Lyel's leadership, Flatiron Precollege grew to 13 cities, achieved 10x year-over-year revenue growth, and partnered with Google, Teach for America, and DoSomething.org.

Lyel has consulted for many of the most forward-thinking mission-driven organizations in the world, including Girls Who Code, Kiva, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a frequent speaker on the the subjects of social innovation and education, and has given talks at Google,MIT, SXSW, the US State Department, as well as internationally. Lyel has taught Social Innovation as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business, and currently sits on the boards of the Centre for Social Innovation, The Bronx Academy for Software Engineering, and Sourcemap. He holds degrees in Physics and Political Science from MIT, where he was a Burchard Scholar, and an advanced degree in Business, Media + Technology, and Education from NYU where he was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. IHe was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2013.

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