Creativity is contagious

Meet the team spreading that joy. 

 

Monica Kang - Founder & CEO

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Monica loves building bridges, relationships, and communities.

She believes that change is possible when more people are able to understand and integrate into different worlds simultaneously. That integration is possible with creative thinking and an open mind. For Monica, those two worlds are entrepreneurship and public policy.

Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica specialized in nuclear nonproliferation as contract support to the U.S. government and a non-resident Kelly Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. She has lived and worked abroad at the United Nations in Geneva and Chosun Newspaper in Seoul. She got her M.A. degree in Strategic Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. at Boston University. To satisfy her love for entrepreneurship and creativity, she also sought out to be a StartingBloc Fellow and Mentor, Hive Fellow, Design Thinking in DC member, a Startup Weekend Organizer and Facilitator in DC. She is also Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC) and proud to be part of Coach Diversity Institute based on International Coach Federation standards.

Her love for interactive experience, safe space, and vulnerability reflects deeply in the curriculum she builds at InnovatorsBox. Her joy is to create 'aha' moments for the attendees because the best learnings comes by 'being in the moment.' She is a strong believer of 'learning by doing' and focuses on creating a safe space for deep inner search and discovery. 

In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, paint, and teach Korean. You'll often see her with a chai latte and chocolate croissant at a cafe.

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Board of Advisors

Who shares wisdom and critical support to grow our vision.

Creative attorney who integrates design, product, entrepreneurship, and law to help small businesses integrate innovative solutions in legal matters.

Creative attorney who integrates design, product, entrepreneurship, and law to help small businesses integrate innovative solutions in legal matters.

Skyler Showell

Showell Ventures & Consulting PLLC, Washington, D.C.

Creative attorney who integrates law and education to empower individuals and organizations address legal matters strategically.

Creative attorney who integrates law and education to empower individuals and organizations address legal matters strategically.

Lindsay Young

Washington, DC

Creative strategic thinker, builder, and connector who has tied empathy and project management together for more than 15 years to help people, ideas and business happen and grow.

Creative strategic thinker, builder, and connector who has tied empathy and project management together for more than 15 years to help people, ideas and business happen and grow.

Jessica Collison

Washington D.C.

 

 

Our Team

Who make things happen.

Monica, a graphic designer who's inspired by typography, use of space, color theory & stunning photography, is passionate for design with purpose. When not using her chops, she can be found on the dance floor moving to salsa, or practicing yoga.

Monica, a graphic designer who's inspired by typography, use of space, color theory & stunning photography, is passionate for design with purpose. When not using her chops, she can be found on the dance floor moving to salsa, or practicing yoga.

Monica Escobar 

Visual Branding and Graphic Designer

Aakriti is a caffeine-dependent life-form, a content strategist, and digital marketer -- in that order --   who reads by day and writes by night. Always intrigued by the power of words, besides putting pen to paper, she also has an avid passion in studying human behavior, which led her to quickly turn into a Digital and Inbound Marketer. A fiction writer and story-teller at the core, Aakriti loves all things about cars. When she's not obsessing over details, she can be found binge watching Top-Gear episodes.

Aakriti is a caffeine-dependent life-form, a content strategist, and digital marketer -- in that order --   who reads by day and writes by night. Always intrigued by the power of words, besides putting pen to paper, she also has an avid passion in studying human behavior, which led her to quickly turn into a Digital and Inbound Marketer. A fiction writer and story-teller at the core, Aakriti loves all things about cars. When she's not obsessing over details, she can be found binge watching Top-Gear episodes.

Aakriti Pandey

Content Strategist and Digital Marketer

Having launched and grown several web products, Koby is passionate about helping organizations leverage low cost-high impact digital strategies to grow their bottom line. When he's not obsessively optimizing a website, Koby enjoys writing music and spreading holiday cheer through his local Christmas tree delivery service.

Having launched and grown several web products, Koby is passionate about helping organizations leverage low cost-high impact digital strategies to grow their bottom line. When he's not obsessively optimizing a website, Koby enjoys writing music and spreading holiday cheer through his local Christmas tree delivery service.

Koby Arthur

Growth Marketing and Communication

 

You can get involved too!

Whether as a volunteer, speaker, partner or sponsor - there are many ways to get involved to celebrate creativity. Take a jump and work with us to make a difference in your neighborhood today. Please fill out the attached forms and send us a quick note at [email protected] so that we get to know you more.

We look forward to hearing from you.