ABOUT

Short Bio:

At age 18, Nikhil Goyal is an activist and author of the forthcoming book Skipping Class: Unleashing Curiosity, Play, and the Love of Learning. He is currently working on the City as the School experiment and a Student Bill of Rights. He has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC and FOX and has written for the New York Times, MSNBC, NPR, and Forbes. An international speaker, Goyal has spoken at Google, The Atlantic, Fast Company, NBC, MIT, Yale University, Stanford University, Barnard College, SXSW, and others. He lives in New York.

Longer Bio:

Lauded by the Washington Post as a future U.S. Secretary of Education, at age 18, Nikhil Goyal is an activist and author of the forthcoming book Skipping Class: Unleashing Curiosity, Play, and the Love of Learning. He is currently working on the City as the School experiment and a Student Bill of Rights. He has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC and FOX and has written for the New York Times, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, and other sites. An international speaker, he has spoken at Google, The Atlantic, Fast Company, NBC, MIT, Yale University, Stanford University, SXSW, and Barnard College.

In 2012, Goyal was named one of the “World Changers” for Dell #Inspire 100. He is also a member of the 2013 Forbes 30 Under 30: Education list and ORIGIN Magazine: The Nation’s Top Creatives.

For his efforts in education, Goyal accepted the 2013 Freedom Flame Award. Past winners have included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis.

Goyal serves on the board of FairTest. He lives in New York.

To contact, email him at ngoyal2013@gmail.com.

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