Area of Expertise:
Project Incubation, Prototyping, Natural Resource Management, Open Innovation Strategies, Youth Leadership
Lance is a Senior Experiential Education Leadership Specialist and specializes in experiential learning through prototyping and open innovation strategies for young and mid-career aspiring leaders. Lance is the co-founder of the East-West Center’s first Institute for Natural Resource Managers and first Impact Incubator for alumni to engage in experiential leadership learning. Notable initiatives developed in his classes have earned thousands of dollars in funding and include the ASEAN Peace Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurs, Middle East Environment Leadership Program, Chili Padi Academy Accelerator, and ASEAN Food Rescue, and BEYOND Disaster.
Prior to his current role, Lance spent a decade teaching youth and training teachers in STEM education with the University of Colorado’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) and in public and independent schools. He earned a M.A. from the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and an M.A. in Education Foundations from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has been awarded multiple fellowships including a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship in Japan, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Fellowship in Singapore, a Goethe Institute funded study of the environmental movement in Germany, and an Earthwatch research fellowship to study bats in Malaysia.