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Hub Connective (Impact Hub LA)
Santa Monica, California
Shawn Landres connects people, ideas and resources, enabling community leaders to expand what they know, adapt how they think, and redefine what is possible. Currently a Civil Society Fellow at UCLA Luskin, Shawn chairs the board of Impact Hub LA and serves on the Los Angeles County Quality & Productivity Commission (and chairs its Strategic Foresight Working Group) and the City of Santa Monica Social Services Commission. Co-founder & board co-chair of Jumpstart Labs, he is an active partner in early-stage ventures and social enterprises. He holds degrees from Columbia, Oxford, and UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his doctorate. A White House “spotlight innovator” and recipient of the Liberty Hill Foundation’s NextGen Leadership Award, Shawn has co-edited four books and published award-winning articles and essays that advance intergroup understanding. Shawn is an LA native who grew up in Santa Monica, where he and his wife are now being raised by their two young daughters.