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Ben Grossman-Kahn, M.Ed is the former Education and Innovation manager at Children’s Creativity Museum and is currently an Innovation Coach and Design researcher with the Nordstrom Innovation Lab. Ben spent several years as a Project lead with the d.School K-12 Lab, bringing design thinking activities and curriculum to partner organizations, including Girl Scouts, Maker Faire and the Palo Alto School District. Ben has also taught design thinking around the world, working with organizations in Taiwan, including Quanta, LCY, and National Taiwan University.

When not designing and brainstorming, Ben can frequently be found backpacking, searching for the best dumplings in China, and the coziest hostels in Eastern Europe. In a previous life, Ben was a Principal and Director of Jefunira Camp and founder of Happy Campers Parties, which offered custom birthday parties and treasure hunts for children.

Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Asia studies from Pomona College and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University.

To conduct one’s life according to the Tao, is to conduct one’s life without regrets; to realize that potential within oneself which is of benefit to all. — Lao Tze