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Rachel Kleinfeld was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, with two brothers. In 2005, she co-founded the Truman National Security Project, a leadership institute for training progressives on national security. She is currently its president and executive director. She is also a regular contributor on radio and television programs and her commentary has appeared in numerous national journals and newspapers. She was recently named by TIME Magazine as one of the 40 under 40 “rising stars of American politics.” She splits her time between Washington, D.C. and Colorado.
Cornell University, 1996, A.B., Economics, Psychology & International Affairs
University of Oxford, 2000, D. Phil., Zoology
Barnaby Marsh is the oldest of five children. At an early age, he moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Alaska. He spent most of his formative years growing up in the Alaskan wilderness near Denali National Park. His parents home-schooled him and cultivated a problem-solving outlook. He did not receive any formal educational training until he enrolled at Harvard for his freshman year. After a year at Harvard, he transferred to Cornell, where he chose to take double course loads for the challenge and to get the most out of his undergraduate experience. He currently works for the John Templeton Foundation as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He is also the Managing Director of the Templeton Philanthropic Leadership Network, defined as “a group of world leaders in business and philanthropy who aim to find innovative ways to address philanthropic challenges.” [link]