Jenny M. Buccos
Jenny M. Buccos is ProjectExplorer.org’s Director, Producer, and Series Creator.
Jenny began her professional career in 1999 with Credit Suisse First Boston. It is here where she gained experience with global media production and successfully managed marketing campaign projects in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York.
In 2003, before the existence of YouTube, Jenny founded ProjectExplorer.org. In five short years, she single-handedly raised more than $1 million in sponsorships, and grew ProjectExplorer.org from a simple concept to a multi-award winning non-profit organization.
To date, she has directed and produced more than 400 short films for students featuring visionaries and leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Russell Simmons, Eric Ripert, Ziggy Marley, Anthony Bourdain, to name but a few.
Jenny is a two-time recipient of the prestigious GOLD Parent’s Choice Award for Excellence in Educational Programming.
In February 2013, Jenny was recognized as one of the National School Boards Association’s “20 to Watch.” This award recognizes emerging leaders within the EdTech community who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years.
Jenny is a 2010 recipient of a 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.
She has spoken at three TEDx conferences and regularly lectures on the importance of global competency in primary and secondary education.