How many interviews does it take to make an Ashoka Fellow?
Lunch break is around the corner as the fourth round of today’s interviews comes to a close. This morning 6 candidates working in a smorgasbord of fields—from remaking manufactured housing to reinventing primary care in the US, to creating schools that work with rather than against new immigrants—have sat in hour-long conversations about their big ideas. Leading those conversations are panelists of equally diverse backgrounds: an Ashoka Fellow; an Ashoka colleague; a director of a national “think-do-invest” tank dedicated to increasing economic opportunity; a leader in human-centered consulting. Special thanks to colleague Hanae for powering through the combinatorics problem of figuring who meets whom, when and where.