5. Jade Rivera | Micro School Founder | "the proof is in the pudding"
Jade Rivera is the founder of Sunnyside Micro-School for neuro divergent children. She is an author, educator, coach and innovator. You can follow her work online at @sunnyside_microschool
She is a fullbright scholarship recipient and former chemist. Her book: Micro-Schools: Creating Personalized Learning on a Budget, has inspired countless passionate individuals and her most recent publication, Could You Live Underwater: A Design Thinking and STEM Curriculum is available now.
She is an advocate for project based learning and a dedicated tarot practitioner. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Sam and their two cats.