Dana Mekler

Global Project Manager, Empathy Initiative
Dana is the Global Project Manager for the Empathy Initiative at Ashoka, where she oversees the strategy and implementation of the organization’s education framework among a global team of 50+ employees and a constituency of over 200 Changemaker Schools from around the world. Dana was born and grew up in Mexico City and lived in Madrid and Paris before moving to the U.S. in 2009. She is passionate about innovation in education and believes in the power of youth leadership to solve global problems. Before joining Ashoka, Dana founded Sports for Sharing, the first international branch of the Mexican organization of the same name, to teach children ages 6 through 12 global citizenship and values through sports and games.