Spectra Myers is a manager with Ashoka based in the Twin Cities. She joined Ashoka’s Youth Venture in 2007 to develop curriculum for a workshop series to help young people launch social ventures. She also coordinated Youth Venture’s first two national impact evaluations and managed a partnership with the Best Buy Children’s Foundation for three years. Spectra now splits her time with Ashoka’s US team engaging social entrepreneurs, youth, companies, CSOs, colleges and universities, and the media to foster changemking in the Twin Cities. She received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Macalester College and previously worked in advertising as a brand planner.
Elisha is the Executive Director of Ashoka Canada. She has been with Ashoka since 2009, as a volunteer and a member of the Canada, USA and Changemakers teams. Elisha is drawn to the systemic change approach at the core of Ashoka's work. Elisha has developed new operational systems and financial models within Ashoka, and launched Canada's first country-led Changemakers competition.
Prior to joining Ashoka, Elisha worked primarily in youth development, building and running programs in Toronto, New York City and Syracuse. She has launched youth conflict-resolution and peer-mediation programs and developed a green business advisory for small business owners. Elisha has an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University and a BA in Psychology from McGill University.