Jenny M. Buccos

Executive Director & Founder of ProjectExplorer

Long before the existence of YouTube or widespread online video, Jenny founded ProjectExplorer - a web-based video creator and platform - as a means to educate children and families about global cultures and histories. To date, she has directed and produced more than 500 webisodes viewed by a global audience of over 6 million viewers.

Jenny is a three-time recipient of the prestigious GOLD Parent’s Choice Award for Excellence in Educational Programming. She is a 2010 recipient of the National Award for Citizen Diplomacy; honored alongside Academy Award winner Robert Redford for her exemplary work as a citizen diplomat. In July 2012, she was named a White House Champion of Change.

In February 2013, Jenny was recognized as one of the National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch - an award seldom given to those outside of the teaching profession. This award recognizes emerging leaders within the EdTech community who will “impact the field for the next 20 years.”

Jenny’s work has taken her to more than 70 countries. She has spoken at three TEDx conferences and regularly lectures on the importance of global understanding in primary and secondary education.