“As a first-generation college student, I had to unravel the entire higher education process alone and the systemic advantage of those with the generational experience and resources became immediately apparent. I actually considered leaving my first semester after feeling overwhelmed and out of my element. Love, faith, and friends got me through, and I persevered but the further I went along I noticed how punctuated this experience was and is among students in underrepresented groups. The root meaning of the word education is to “bring out” or “lead forth” and this radical meaning resonates deeply with me. We are so lucky that there is a place like Edgility with true champions and cheerleaders who fight for the unheard and underheard to lead forth and erase the blight of inequity for the learners in our communities.”
- Karl’s first professional exposure to education was in an international context: he was junior project manager on an English language curriculum program in Italy where he lived for a few years. The classroom is a place he gravitates towards and hopes to become a fixture in one day!
- In the USA he worked in nonprofits and higher ed with his last post being within the School of Engineering at MIT. He was a member of the development and communications team where he helped overhaul and update work systems as well as organize stellar events.
- Karl earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Religious Studies from Holy Cross College at Notre Dame and completed ancient history and languages postbaccalaureate studies in Rome, Italy.
Karl is based out of Rhode Island but also enjoys spending periods of time in Italy and Germany with his extended family. He is a linguistics, history, geography/geopolitics, and cultures nerd and delights in finding what wine pairs best with whatever he’s cooking. New documentaries, design ideas, poets, and global music artists are his favorite discoveries.