John Umekubo is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Westside Neighborhood School in Los Angeles, and a consultant to schools in the areas of making, STEAM, and educational technology. An educator for the past 27 years, John is passionate about active, self-driven learning for children, with an emphasis on hands-on, creative making as an integral part of the learning process. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Technology and has worked with students and educators in private and public schools from preschool through university.In his personal life, John is a maker, tinkerer, problem-solver, and a practitioner in living sustainably. A current passion project is to design and implement a traveling “maker bus” program that can serve local schools and organizations with onsite maker activities for students and professional development experiences for educators. John served on the reDiscover Board from 2018-2020.