We believe we are all students of life for life and that the whole wide world is our classroom.
Founder, CEO, & Mom
Rebekah Neumann is the Founder & CEO of WeGrow and Founding Partner & Chief Brand Officer of WeWork. She majored in Business and studied Buddhism at Cornell University, and has gained certification as a Jivamukti yoga teacher. Rebekah has traveled the world apprenticing and studying under many Master Students, such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mother Nature herself, and is committed to creating an educational community that fosters growth in humans' minds, bodies, and souls elevating the collective consciousness of the world.
FEATURED TEAM MEMBERS
Adam Braun has been focused on improving education for students around the world for more than a decade. He began his career at Bain & Company working with the world's leading companies and organizations, and at age 24 went on to become the Founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization that has built more than 500 schools across Asia, Africa and Latin America serving over 100,000 students daily. He then turned his attention to US-based education as the Co-Founder & CEO of MissionU, an education institution that led him to WeGrow. Adam is a graduate of Brown University and is the proud parent of twins.
Head of Learning
Sung-Ae Yang has been a leader in education for over 15 years. She started in the sector as an elementary school teacher. During her teaching years, she received her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and wrote curriculum and assessments for the Osborn School District. Over the last decade, she has been in a variety of education leadership positions including managing the Teaching and Learning Team nationally for Teach For America, serving as a Vice President on their Teacher Preparation Support and Development Team, and leading the school design of a new innovative elementary school model with Achievement First Greenfield. Most recently, she was a Partner at Transcend Education working with school leaders nationally to build innovative school models to affect institutional change and transformation.
Head of PEOPLE
Michele has devoted over 18 years of her professional career to creating and leading innovative approaches to people and organizational culture, with an unwavering commitment to always keep the human element present. Michele has worked in both corporate and non-profit settings, driving investment in people to inspire a spirit of generosity and a dedication to personal and professional growth. Prior to coming to WeGrow, Michele served as the Chief People Officer at Success Academy and spent 6 years in the world of education reform helping to build schools across New York City, serving thousands of children and mentoring hundreds of faculty and employees.