176: Sebastian Martin – The Serendipitous Path To Changing Lives Through Changing Education

176: Sebastian Martin – The Serendipitous Path To Changing Lives Through Changing Education

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176: Sebastian Martin - The Serendipitous Path To Changing Lives Through Changing Education
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Sebastian Martin is a  young social entrepreneur driven by self-less desire to change the lives of those less fortunate for the better.

If you ever need to appreciate the positive influence and impact parents have on a child’s worldview and sense of self, look no further than this week’s guest, social entrepreneur, Sebastián Martín.

In the first part of this interview, Sebastian discusses being born in Washington DC as the child of Chilean – Bolivian immigrant parents, growing up in the Bush era, in the wake of 9/11 and forming his socio-political conscience through his expansive education and international travel experiences.

At 30 min in Sebastian explains the genesis of his social-entrepreneurial journey, how serendipity combined with his educational curiosity led him to shanghai China to form his social impact business Cambio Coffee, sourcing his coffee directly from farmers in Bolivia, managing the whole supply chain, and sharing in the profits with the farmers.

Sebastian then discusses how, since returning to New York,  innovating education has become his central life focus and how his new venture Cambio Labs is confronting inequality in education By creating pathways through STEM programs targeting children and youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods, Sebastian describes his, gamified Ed-tech platform, Journey and his ambitions to scale it beyond the US. As a nonprofit that creates educational tech and curricular programs he aims to transform students into social entrepreneurs, designers for impact, and community activists.

Sebastian combines an expansive vision, with a deep social conscience and applies creativity with design thinking to reimagine educational opportunities.

I challenge you not to be inspired by the passion and purpose of Sebastian Martin.

Thanks to Abby Lehman for the connection.

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Link in the show 

Cambio Labs 

Eric Holthaus Future Earth 

NYCHA New York 

Naomi Klein On Fire 

History of the US Oliver Stone 

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