Bethany Halbreich is driven by the joy of sparking creativity. Painting has always been her form of meditation amidst life’s chaos, and she adores facilitating artistic experiences for others. Bethany can often be found painting vividly colorful animals, bringing life to various elements of nature through a paintbrush, or scheming how and where to facilitate Paint the World's next collaborative art project.
Bethany also believes in leveraging the power of creative innovation to affect global social progress. She has most recently managed the onsite operations of THINK Global School, the world’s first and only traveling high school, to empower the next generation of leaders through travel and cultural immersion. Before that, Bethany worked at one of America’s most-esteemed therapeutic communities for addiction rehabilitation in Tucson, Arizona, directing various projects that harnessed the Native American communities’ entrepreneurial potential. Bethany has also worked with the Thai Royal Family’s Foundation on integrating a financial literacy curriculum in rural high schools, on entrepreneurial youth empowerment with Ashoka and Do Something, and on coordinating a social impact incubator for University of Pennsylvania current students and alum.
Bethany received her B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, concentrating in Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship and Global Initiative, and conducting research on the creative process. She is now pursuing an M.S.Ed. in Education Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as several exciting passion projects that revolve around advancing cross-cultural understanding and unlocking the world’s creative potential.