180º of Impact
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180° of Impact is a project to celebrate 180 people improving our world and making an impact. These people represent a diverse range of industries, backgrounds, and skill sets. Collectively, they possess the power to change our world for the better, one way or another.

The most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen.
— Barack Obama

Our Journey


Who is behind 180º?


Matt Scott is the creator of 180º of Impact. Full-time, he leads storytelling and engagement with the global innovation agency SecondMuse, which includes leading community management and storytelling for NASA's International Space Apps Challenge, the world's largest hackathon. While he has served in roles as the Venture Mentor Coordinator for LearnServe International and as a Brand Ambassador for the social media for social change app VoiceLots, currently he serves as Community Moderator for Sheryl Sandberg's Option B: Coping with Grief Facebook group and as a host for The Dinner Party. He is a firm believer in the power of the people to be the change they want to see in the world and has shared that belief at the White House Open Data Innovation Summit, NASA HQ, the United Nations Leaders Programme, the US Embassy in Ethiopia and more. His body of work includes storytelling collaborations with NASA, Nike, the Australian Government, The White House, World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the American Chemical Society, Honda, Digital Learning Day, the Education Trust, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and more.


180º Fellowship Alumni

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Elizabeth Williams was a Fellow with 180º of Impact's Impact Lab. Prior to this experience, she worked with Complete Land Care Services as a marketing director and sales representative. Outside of work, Williams is involved with a variety of political and lobbying organizations on campus at the George Washington University, the For Love of Children tutoring center, and the International Affairs Society and Moot Court team.


Michael Wang was a Fellow with 180º of Impact's Impact Lab. Prior to this experience, he interned in Q Publicidad, a Marketing company in the country of Panama where he worked as a graphic designer, marketer, and creative media. Outside of work, this George Washington University business student is an avid photographer and cinematographer, and always loves to challenge himself in a new and creative way.


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