Bio

12/01/2013

Victor is an author, educator, and community builder living in Chicago. In 2012, Victor designed his own Masters by completing 12 projects in 12 months. He called it The Leap Year Project and his experiences culminated by staging his graduation at a local TEDx and publishing a book of stories focused on the power of learning through risk. He later launched Experience Institute, an organization helping college students and career professionals learn & grow through short-term, real-world experiences. Victor is a Lecturer in Design for Stanford’s School of Engineering and, in 2015, was inducted into Forbes30Under30 for his work in education.

Things I’ve been a part of:
Experience Institute | Founder & CEO
Leap Year Project | Creator & Author
Leap Kit | Co-Creator & Designer
Stanford d.school – 2025 Project | Collaborator
Digital Physical | Designer
EPIC Board of Directors | Board Member
Chicago Global Shapers | Member
Chicago Ideas Week CO-OP | Member

Recognition
TEDxMidwest Emerging Leaders
U360 Award & Davey Award | Leap Year Project Book
2014 GOOD 100
Tech.Co’s Top 20 Startup Founders Under 30 (Chicago)
Forbes 30 Under 30
Core77 Design Award for Leap Kit

 

Leap Year Project Book Trailer