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Empowering Hearts, Inspiring Minds, Innovating Together

Our Story

The heart of the Born Global foundation is family. Blessed with four daughters,our firsthand experience means we understand the profound impact that our active engagement in their education has on their growth and development to becoming true citizens of the world. It’s with passion and dedication we created Born Global as a holistic learning environment to empower the next generation to integrate their educational paths with a deep reverence for our shared ecology and an entrepreneurial mindset toward employment.

We are an educational 501c3 nonprofit applying nature-based solutions to BiG projects in ecological restoration, environmental technology, and social change making. From organizing enriching activities to fostering mentorship - we support initiatives that address educational disparities and advocate for equal access to education, and make a meaningful impact in the lives of others. 


Our Team

Inspirational leaders and mentors committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our global community through their industry experience and expertise.

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Dr. Kimberly Samaha

CEO and Founder

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Asha Singhal

Creative Director and Strategic Advisor

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Nora Silini

Director of Student Journeys

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Nora Mead Brownell 

Chairman of the board

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Nick Heier

Mentor Green Economy,

Fellow in Residence

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Eva Louise Williams

Director of Strategy & Development

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Cooper Yerby

Mentor Blue Economy,

Fellow in Residence

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Our University Network

Our interns attend some of the most prestigious universities in the world, offering interdisciplinary applied learning in the form of internships, course credit and capstone projects.

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