Hi, I'm Kevin. Here's me writing in the third person:
Kevin F. Adler is a social entrepreneur and sociologist. Currently, he is the Founder of Miracle Messages, a social movement that aims to reunite 1% of the world's homeless population with their loved ones by 2021, via short video message and social media.
Previously, Kevin co-founded three EdTech startups: alumn.us (fundraising platform for under-served high schools, acquired in 2013), Entangled Ventures (EdTech incubator), and BetterGrads (online mentoring nonprofit). From 2010-2011, Kevin served as an Ambassador of Goodwill in Oaxaca, Mexico, for Rotary International. His work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, NY Mag, NPR, People, FOX, and Teen Vogue.
Kevin writes and speaks regularly on his experiences around the world. He is the author of the ground-breaking book, Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for Social Capital (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), which investigates how shared traumas can bring people together. His writing has been published in the New York Times, CS Monitor, International Educator, Cedar Rapids Gazette, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, and two peer-reviewed volumes. Kevin has presented at Microsoft, Stanford University, the WEF's Global Shapers, Singularity University, and the Downtown Project.
Kevin holds an M.Phil in Sociology from Cambridge University, and a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College, where he was the Culley Award recipient as the top graduating senior. In 2015, he was one of 80 people selected to attend SingularityU's Graduate Studies Program at NASA Ames, where he studied how exponential technologies can solve humanity’s grand challenges. He is a member of Thousand Network, an NLC Fellow, a StartingBloc Fellow, a Hive Global Leader, and a founding trustee of the Awesome Foundation-SF.
Kevin grew up in the small town of Livermore, CA, currently lives on the outskirts of San Francisco, and never learned the word stranger.
RANDOM TIDBITS ABOUT KEVIN
- Honorary Lifetime Member of Rotary Club of Livermore Valley
- Small speaking role in a Sundance-award winning film
- Voted "Most Likely to Win an Oscar" by his senior class in HS
- Featured in Teen Vogue, but not for his dreamy boy band
- Uses his middle initial "F" to honor his mom, Joan Farrington
- Named one of San Francisco's most eligible men
- Award-winning writer
- Has never tried coffee
- Believes all entrepreneurs should be social entrepreneurs
- When he was 12, he felt like something was missing in his life, and asked his family to visit local churches. This lead to his personal faith.
Great-grandfather changed the family last name from Orzeł, the Polish for "eagle," to Adler, the German for "eagle," at Ellis Island