BAIL Banter is a series of interviews with San Francisco Bay Area experts and members of the BAIL community. If you’d like to be interviewed or to recommend someone we should feature, please contact Prairie Summer.
In this edition we’re happy to introduce Glenn Fajardo, who works on international partnership and program development for TechSoup Global, a nonprofit social enterprise founded on the belief that technology can be a powerful enabler for greater social change. Glenn has helped NGOs get started with design thinking in places such as Maputo, Singapore, and Warsaw. In the past, he has helped build a for-profit environmental social venture from the ground floor and helped to foster the use of technology by local government to better connect residents to services and public decisions.
Glenn has been a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and is the curator for TEDxPeacePlaza in the Japantown and Fillmore neighborhoods of San Francisco. Glenn is also part of the Stanford d.school teaching community, co-teaching pop-up classes such as “Design for Everyday Social Good” and “Change that has a Chance.” Formally trained in nuclear engineering sciences and public policy, Glenn is also a musician who plays electric bass in the rock band Path Not Found. In his free time, Glenn enjoys playing with food, especially in other people’s kitchens.