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Mike Marriner

Cofounder , Roadtrip Nation

Upon graduation Mike hit the road with two college friends in an old, green RV to interview leaders across America and learn how they got to where they are today. That roadtrip was featured in Forbes Magazine and later turned into the book, Roadtrip Nation; a guide to discovering your road in life (Random House). The first book was released in 2003 and was highly publicized through outlets such as NBC’s Today Show, CBS News, NPR, BBC News, Newsweek, USA TODAY, Outside Magazine, Esquire Magazine and many others. Following the book launch, Mike cofounded Roadtrip Nation to offer other students that same experiential learning opportunity. The independent organization produces a variety of annual, multi-media content productions, including the annual Roadtrip Nation television series on PBS and the new Roadtrip Nation Experience Curriculum, which empowers students and educators in under-served communities to connect their education to the real world. Since 2008 over 100,000 students have built their own Roadtrip Projects by participating in The Roadtrip Nation Experience curriculum, and the annual Roadtrip Nation Documentary Series is aired in over 60,000,000 households each year. Mike is an Ashoka Fellow, has presented at NBC Education Nation, The Clinton Global Initiative, Skoll World Forum, among other events, and participated in the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Program in 2012.

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