Akash Patel is the Founder & Executive Director at the World Experiences Foundation. Patel has over a decade of international public speaking, teaching and education consulting experience. Patel speaks 6 languages and has traveled to over 30 countries. Patel earned his associates in Liberal Studies from Oklahoma City Community College, Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Masters in Higher Education Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Patel is a certified English-Spanish interpreter and translator. He is a recipient of several state and national awards for his work promoting global citizenship in schools and communities in Oklahoma, Texas and abroad. Check out Mr. Patel’s TED talk on global citizenship here:  https://goo.gl/EyuBfF

Patel’s Major Accomplishments

  • Point of Light Award and Certificate from President George Bush Sr.
  • 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee, Oklahoma City Community College
  • 2017 NextGen Under 30 Award, IonOklahoma Magazine
  • 2017 Commissioner Mark Costello Spirit Award
  • 2017 Outstanding Asian American Award, Asia Society of Oklahoma
  • Leadership Oklahoma’s 2017 Helping Oklahoma Award
  • Commendations and citations the United States Congress, Governor Mary Fallin, Speaker Hickman & Speaker McCall
  • 32nd Annual Multicultural Education Institute’s 2015 Multicultural Teacher of the Year
  • Department of Education’s January 2015 Educator of the Month
  • Journal Record’s youngest honoree of the 2015 Class of Achievers Under 40
  • Oklahoma Gazette / Oklahoma Business’ youngest honoree of the 2015 Class of Forty Under 40
  • 2015 Oklahoma Human Rights Award
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s 2015 Young Alumni Award
  • Peace for People’s 2012 Inspiring Youth Award
  • Oklahoma City Community College’s 2012 Outstanding Academic Achievement in Speech Emphasis Award
  • University of Central Oklahoma’s 2016­-2017 Mr. International
  • University of Central Oklahoma’s President’s tuition waiver scholarship
  • University of Central Oklahoma’s Certificate & Medal of Global Competency
  • University of Central Oklahoma’s Outstanding Commitment to Civic Engagement Award

WEF Accomplishments

  • Official Certifying Organization, President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
  • Trained over 5,000 educators in global education and brought anti-bias global learning experiences to over 25,000 students worldwide
  • Commendations and citations from several legislators for work with global citizenship in American schools and communities
  • Host, Annual Global Citizen Awards Gala attended by over 500 global citizens and diplomats from around the world