Put your skills to the test.
Play with opportunities and ideas before committing to a career path.
Do good work with great people. Connect with people and organizational you admire.
Do work you love with people you admire
The path from education to employment can be daunting, so we simplified it. We created a 3-step guide to help youth better understand themselves, their interests, and industries where they'll fit-in best.
Discover your strengths.
Your interests and abilities will define a career that best fits you.
Find and Follow Your Passion
Our mission is to bridge the gap from education to employment to
see young professionals placed in careers they thrive in and love.
The 3-step guide coupled with connecting activities is a systematic and collaborative way to create an ecosystem where key actors work together.
We work with institutions dedicated to inspiring young people to discover and pursue a lifestyle they'll love.
If you're interested in learning how to use our programs or working with us to design your own, let's connect.
Isabelle is passionate about entrepreneurship education, curriculum design, and teacher training. Leading IDEA for Africa as country director in Rwanda she developed youth entrepreneurial leadership programs. Isabelle's experience includes working with innovation labs at higher education institutions in the US and Africa. She loves to create education materials geared to improving teaching and learning activities in classrooms.
Ankita is passionate about the study of Adult Development, Socio-emotional Learning, and Intercultural Education Exchange. She believes that educational experiences should take you outside of your academic comfort zone getting you to question what and why you think how you do. Ankita's work and interests spans social and communication sciences.
An optimistic rationalist, Rahul’s expertise lies in monitoring & evaluation of education programs, implementing instructional design principles, and program design. As a researcher, entrepreneur, and consultant, he has executed projects across India and the United States, with higher education institutes, non-profits, multinational companies, and the Indian government.
The cross-disciplinary experience of our team spans 6 countries. We infuse our work with a wide variety of perspectives.
Language & Literacy
Mariam’s interest in education is a true academic and professional career project. Mariam has immersed herself in the foundations of language and literacy development and built strong skills in educational research. Mariam worked with the Cabinet of the Moroccan Minister of National Education and Vocational Training. She contributed to the elaboration and implementation of several projects in literacy, foreign language instruction, and educational technology, all of which being part of the education reform underway in Morocco.
User Experience Design
Creative and resourceful, Larissa supports Ad Astra’s program and curriculum development efforts. She leads programs to help youth think about education beyond the institution. With a passion for design and intuitive user experiences, she tries to create web and print materials that are as engaging as they are useful.
Tania drives the Ad Astra bus! She plans the organization's strategy, mission, and vision. Tania steers programming and collaborations to ensure that young people who work with Ad Astra get access to rich materials, formative experiences, and feel connected to work they love with people they admire.