Founder, Team Member
Kristin founded Sansori because she envisions a global model of education that embraces all women and men around the world, breaking down barriers and transforming lives. Through Sansori, where students gain tools for financial, organizational, and inner sustainability and launch social enterprises, Kristin hopes to collaborate with others who are transforming the world.
At Sansori, Kristin is integrating the best of both private and not-for-profit experiences she's had. She was president of AllLearn, an online educational venture among Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities, that served over 11,000 students from over 75 countries. As Director for New Initiatives for Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, she was instrumental in developing the Women's Leadership Board. She also practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's New York and London offices, and specialized in international capital market transactions.
When not working on Sansori, Kristin likes to go "recreational" mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies, watch sheep in New Zealand, join meditation retreats at a Korean Zen monastery, and throw dinner parties for friends.
Kristin received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, cum laude, in Chinese Philosophy. She currently serves on the Board of RAIT Investment Trust (NYSE: RAS). She has also served on the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College and many other non-profit boards.
Chief Conspirator, Team Member
Lisa has taught at private high schools and colleges for over twenty-five years. These include the Heshel Day School in Los Angeles, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Williston-Northampton School and Amherst College in Western Massaschusetts. Lisa’s success in the classroom stems from her deeply held belief instructional material is first and foremost a conduit to forge intellectual and emotional connections with her students. These connections not only help Lisa’s students achieve more academically, but they open up lines of communication, emotional growth and compassion about the world around us. And these connections go both ways. Because of her students’ influence, you can now find Lisa horseback riding, playing piano, tennis and squash and hiking with her two fun children. Lisa received her BA in Asian Languages from George Washington University, completed her graduate research in Chinese Literature at the University of Beijing, China and received her MAT in Education at Dusquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Hanook is currently pursuing his MBA degree at Columbia Business School, focusing on impact investing and social enterprise. Prior to business school, he had worked as a project officer at the Korean Sharing Movement, an NGO that provides humanitarian and development aid to North Korea, and was closely involved in setting up the Korea branch of The Climate Project, a global non-profit organization which aims to raise awareness of climate change issues around the world. Before Hanook’s non-profit endeavors, he started out his career in finance as a fixed income trader at Deutsche Asset Management and went on to manage a large mandated fixed income fund, specializing in treasuries, monetary stabilization bonds and futures. Hanook has served over two years in the military surveillance and & security division of the Korean army before earning his bachelor’s degree in business management from the Hankook University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants(AICPA), enjoys freshwater lure fishing and playing guitar.