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Christine Nasserghodsi is a globally recognized leader in innovation and education. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s MSEd and Educational Leadership programs, Christine has worked with schools, international companies, and government agencies in the United States, Abu Dhabi and Dubai to develop high impact programs and is currently the Vice President for UAE Operations for the TELLAL Institute, a subsidiary company of GEMS Education.

Christine completed the Executive Education Design Thinking program at Stanford University and  founded an international design thinking youth exchange in 2012. She has delivered design thinking training to the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, entrepreneurs, and educators across Dubai. Christine is currently leading the development of the region’s first youth business accelerator and Creating Communities of Innovation, a  project run with Harvard University’s Project Zero.

Christine is a member the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Innovation Advisory Board and an Ambassador for Innovator Abu Dhabi. She writes on innovation, education, and entrepreneurship for the Huffington Post.