Dr Shannon May
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Bridge International Academies
Dr Shannon May is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Bridge, which partners with governments, donors, and parents to ensure that every child has access to an education that develops their full potential and creates the foundation for prosperity for the country. As an award-winning teacher at primary and tertiary levels, Dr May is focused on ensuring that Bridge supports teachers, empowers school leaders, and ensures every child has the learning support needed to master the national syllabus and have the confidence to succeed in a competitive world. She has been recognised as a World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur, one of 15 Women Changing the World, and placed on CNBC’s Next List for her dedication to bringing solutions to difficult situations, using core design and anthropological methods. She has two daughters, and lives in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and a BA, Magna cum Laude from Harvard.