Kenneth is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has published widely on financial risks and their impacts on the decisions of households and financial institutions, including books on credit risk and dynamic asset pricing. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Finance, and a former Senior Associate Dean for the Stanford GSB. His social-entrepreneurial activities draw upon his experiences as special advisor to the chief economist at the IMF in 2009 during the global crisis, affiliate of the Stanford SEED Institute (focusing on poverty alleviation in developing countries), and scientific advisor to projects helping individuals improve their credit. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Fumi has twenty-five years of college-level experience in curriculum design and teaching as a language educator; and is a certified Macrobiotic Counselor and a specialist on the impact of food on healthy and energetic lifestyles. Many have experienced her passion for guiding others in her Bay Area lecture-demonstrations on healthful lifestyles, or as participants in projects of the Stanford University School of Medicine. She draws upon her training at the Kushi Institute, 20+ years of teaching at Stanford University, working on corporate strategies at Sony, Japan, and the joy of learning traditional Japanese cooking at the side of her grandmother. She holds a BA from Waseda University, Tokyo and Masters in Education and Linguistics from Stanford University.
Federico teaches Spanish for the San Mateo-Foster City School District and, concurrently, owns a Private Dance and Fitness Facility in Redwood City, CA. He has received several national dance awards, is a certified fitness trainer, and a martial arts specialist. He holds a Masters in Education from University of Pheonix Online.
Claudia is a Primary Care Pediatrician practicing at the Excelsior Clinic, satellite Clinic of the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, in San Francisco. She previously worked in Immunology Research at The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, Hôpital des Enfants Malades in Paris, France, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Claudia holds an MD degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.
Laura is a specialist in food systems, supply chain, and sustainable business. Most recently she served as Manager of Strategy and Supply Chain at LYFE Kitchen, an innovative restaurant concept working to bring affordable, healthy food to the masses. Prior to LYFE, Laura was a sustainability consultant at Driscoll’s (fresh berries) and an Associate at California Environmental Associates, where she worked with companies, governments, and school districts to reduce their environmental impacts and costs. Laura holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.
Erik is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years in growing businesses. Currently, Erik is the President of The FruitGuys and is responsible for managing strategic growth, business development and financial planning for the company. Prior to The FruitGuys, Erik started and sold a business called Impresso, which operated, in the publishing space. Erik earned an economics and business degree from Colorado College. In his free time, Erik enjoys staying active with his family.