SLE Founder Amelia Friedman was interviewed by Phoebe Stein, co-chair of the SEEED Summit. Phoebe and Amelia discussed the founding and early growth of SLE, as well as her personal journey with SLE. Read the interview and watch the video on SEEED’s website!
Amelia is the founder and executive director of the Student Language Exchange, an education nonprofit she founded while in college. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in May 2014. There, she helped teach a course on leading social ventures, served as a mentor to student entrepreneurs, and was selected as a C.V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. An active global education advocate, Amelia has written about language learning for Forbes, the Huffington Post and USA Today. Amelia has been invited to speak about social enterprise and the Student Language Exchange at the U.S. Capitol, SXSW, TEDx, and numerous academic conferences. She is currently a Halcyon Fellow living in Washington, D.C.