Seth Kolker, from Arlington, Virginia, is pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School. He graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics, and economics, and from Tsinghua University with a master’s degree in global affairs. Seth aspires to upgrade the American educational system by revitalizing school districts, boosting institutional capacity for innovation in education, and transforming social policy. He taught math at Rhode Island’s lowest-income high school through Teach for America, has worked on sustainable community development projects in Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, and Haiti, and has been published in the Yale Historical Review and Yale Globalist. He is a Schwarzman Scholar, and at Yale was named the Robert Dudley French Scholar for intellectual leadership and won the Ellsworth Prize in Social Science. As founder of the high-school program How to Change the World, he won a Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Award for promoting civic leadership.