Drew Bent, from Stanford, California, is pursuing a master’s degree in policy, organization, and leadership studies at Stanford Graduate School of Education, and a master's degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics, electrical engineering, and computer science. He aspires to work at an education startup to develop new types of K-12 schools in California, and ultimately reform education policy through public office at the national level. He interned at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Bridgewater Associates, Khan Academy, and Sony Ericsson, and was a consultant at the World Bank. At MIT, he spent time as a researcher in the fields of economics and engineering, and as a features editor and reporter for The Tech newspaper. Through MIT Global Teaching Labs, he taught high school physics in Crema, Italy.