About Us
Board of Trustees

Michael Stern

(United States) Portfolio Manager and investor.
Michael Stern is a 1989 graduate of UWC-USA and later served as one of its trustees and head of the investment subcommittee. He is also the proud parent of two current UWC students.
After UWC, Michael earned his B.A. with highest honors from Harvard, with concentrations in game theory and international relations. He has since split his career between software entrepreneurship and investment management, most recently as Managing Director of the Kinneret Group, where he invests in environmentally and socially beneficial companies.
Michael regularly organizes and participates in "Midnight Run" caravans, delivering food, clothing, and supplies to people sleeping on the streets of New York City. He also supports organizations promoting science and science education.

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency.” — Daniel Burnham
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United World College Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation offering a two-year residential pre-university program focused on experiential learning. Our mission is to educate a diverse group of people to become happy, healthy and committed individuals, capable through their leadership and engagement, of fostering positive change in their communities in order to contribute to achieving a more sustainable and peaceful world.