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Jeff Sharpe

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Jeff brings extensive education management experience to Sustainable Summer. He is a former partner and director of Career Explorations, a summer internship program for high school students, and Vertex Academic Services, an educational consulting company. Jeff subsequently served as Executive Director for Discovery Internships before leaving to found Sustainable Summer. Jeff began his professional career as a program director with Kaplan, Inc. and has been working with young people for two decades as a tutor, mentor, and coach. Jeff has a BA from Bucknell University and an MA from Dartmouth College, where his thesis research focused on the political economy of Ecuador’s hydro-electric sector. Jeff is a former Division I swimmer and, now also somewhat formerly, an avid skier and whitewater kayaker. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children, but can usually be found on weekends in the garden or workshop of their farmhouse in Roxbury, CT. Jeff is also the Executive Director and a Board Member of Sustainable Learning Inc., Sustainable Summer’s non-profit parent.

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