The Actors

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Julia Delafield

Julia is the Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. She has dual master’s degrees from UPEACE and American University in Washington DC in International Relations and Affairs and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. Before joining the Centre, Julia spent three years working with a social enterprise dedicated to bringing volunteers and Spanish learners to Latin America. She also is a co-founder of Lafaza, a sustainable vanilla importing venture with her brothers, and spent the first half of her career with Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade USA working on development and environmental certification programs through Latin America. Julia is from the United States but has lived in Costa Rica for eight years, as well as spending significant time in Mexico and Brazil.

Hannah Benson

Hannah is the Program Officer for the Centre for Executive Education, in charge of managing the online program and, of course, contributing to the rest of the organization’s mission as well. Hannah’s last position was with Discovery, working as a Research Analyst on the Latin American market. She also worked with Maximo Nivel, an Intercultural Center hosting volunteers in Costa Rica, where she was in charge of managing and supervising volunteers and the projects with which they worked. Hannah holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Courtney Lawrence

Courtney Lawrence is a SE Asia based university lecturer and the founding director and curriculum curator of the DSIL program. Over the past 10 years she has worked globally across the academic, private, and social sectors. She is passionate about the intersection of sustainable economic development, social enterprise and human centered design thinking. Prior to launching DSIL she initiated and scaled the Japan based ‘HJU Global Studies, Peace and Leadership Summer Seminar’; a program that included social impact fieldwork with university and graduate students from more than 40 countries to India, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. She holds a Master’s in Sustainable Economic Development and Responsible Management from UPEACE, the UN Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies and has lived, worked and traveled across more than 50 countries.

Mohit Mukherjee

Mohit is the founding Director of Centre for Executive Education. He is also the founder of Changemakers International, an organization focused on enabling youth to gain the skills to be social innovators. He has also served as Vice President of Programs for Watson U, the first incubator leading to a degree for next generation social entrepreneurs. Prior to these positions, Mohit Mukherjee served as Education Program Manager of the Earth Charter Initiative, a global movement of organizations and individuals promoting sustainable development. Mohit earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1995 and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002. He currently resides in Florida.