Gil Perkins is an artist, scholar, social entrepreneur and founder of Words Liive. Words Liive, is a futuristic education technology start-up, organized around a ‘Literacy Moonshot’ goal for the year 2040 which is to get 2/3rds of the nation’s students to grade-level reading proficiency. He is a 2020 Education Pioneers Fellow, 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Entrepreneur, 2018 LeanLab Fellow, 2017 Clinton Global Initiative – Social Entrepreneur, 2017 4.0 Schools Fellow, and 2017 Camelback Ventures Fellow. He is also a 2017 graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School where he earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) with a focus on Social Innovation. He is currently one of the facilitators of the PGCC Startup Cup and supports various INNOHUB@PGCC projects. In addition he has designed, facilitated, and taught Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs for Howard University, Georgetown University, and Montgomery College. He’s been featured in FORBES, Inc. Magazine, NPR, and The Washington Post among others. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Inseparable But Unequaled: How Brown v. Board of Education set up an education culture war.