Meet our Talent Search winners

2015-08-04 22:23:14 GMT

Our mission at Khan Academy is a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere - but we can’t do it alone. To reach more learners and cover more subjects, we need more explainers to create more content.

That’s why we launched the Khan Academy Talent Search this May - to find great explainers and amplify their voices. About 4,000 folks submitted videos to the contest, sharing 8,000 lessons with learners around the world. The quality and creativity of these submissions blew us away!

After reviewing all the entries, we’ve selected 10 promising winners:

Dan Quinn, postdoctoral student in physics
Dara Brady, fifth-grade teacher
David Rheinstrom, editorial director at Leftside RightSide
George Zaidan, freelance science video creator
Grant Sanderson, recent graduate of Stanford University
Guillaume Riesen, doctoral student in neuroscience
James Portnow, video creator at Extra History
Sage Simhon, high school student
Sudhir Murthy, undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside
Tony St. John, chemistry professor at Western Washington University

Last week, we brought all the winners to California for an immersive workshop on creating videos and cultivating channels. These 10 incredible explainers visited the Khan Academy and YouTube teams and even took a selfie with Sal.


Sound exciting? Although this year’s Talent Search has ended, you can still help us bring more content on more subjects to learners around the world. Check out our careers page for current openings on our content team, or tell us about other YouTube channels and educational websites you think we should know about here.