Luis Enrique García de Brigard
Mr. Luis Enrique García de Brigard is the former Deputy Secretary of Education in Colombia. He has also founded many companies, including Envoys, an organization that provides innovative global learning experiences; Off Bound Adventures; and Appian Education Adventures. An advocate of using education as a key tool in creating change and social justice, he also founded two nonprofit organizations: Volunteers Colombia and Teach For Colombia, a partner of Teach For America. Garcia is also a board member at Gimnasio la Montaña, an independent school in Bogotá, and SOS Children’s Villages, and on the executive committee of Empresarios por la Educación. Mr. Garcia earned a law degree from Universidad Javeriana, in Bogotá, Colombia. While at law school, he completed a three-year exchange program in politics and economics at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ed.M. from the International Education Policy program at HGSE in 2007.