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Raya Bidshahri

Founder & CEO

School of Humanity

"Raya Bidshahri is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and award-winning educator. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of School of Humanity, an innovative online high school with an interdisciplinary curriculum. Raya collaborates with public and private education providers globally to develop education systems that better serve the needs of todays world. School of Humanity is an award-winning online high school where learners develop their skills by having a positive impact on the world. Licensed in the United States, the school is internationally accredited by the Western Association of Schools/Colleges. School of Humanity replaces exams with real-world projects and offers an interdisciplinary curriculum. With learners and alumni from over 30 countries across 5 continents, it is designed to be the High School for the World. Originally from Iran, Raya grew up in Dubai and completed her degree in Neuroscience at Boston University. She then decided to pursue her mission of reimagining education. Featured by the BBC as one of the most influential and inspiring women globally, Raya is a global thought leader on the future of education.