Ochsner Innovation Stage

Comprehensive education is more than school structure, administrative leadership and curriculum and instruction. It is a tool for building communities, bridging culture and developing thought leaders for future industry innovation, and it teaches us to question how we’re teaching education in the U.S. today. Have we taken the joy out of learning? Are we prioritizing standardized testing over equipping students with soft skills? Asking these questions and others leads us to new ways to approach traditional classroom education, student development and beyond. New America President and COO Tyra Mariani will share perspectives on the intersection of entrepreneurship and education innovation, highlighting the importance of building organizations aimed at serving communities and building diverse future leaders.


Tyra Mariani New America
President & COO