MEET THE TEAM
Isidor Larrea holds an M.A. degree in Educational Management and Leadership from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. His professional specialization is in the field of educational research. For three years he worked as a researcher in the Department of Educational Innovation and Experiment in Israel’s Office of Education while completing his Master’s thesis on Educational Change in the 21st century.
Isidor Larrea also has 6 years of management experience as a commander and a captain of various combat units in IDF.
Isidor is the Founder of Nexplore USA. His vision is to spread the Joy of Learning and to develop a culture of thinking through game-play. Upon his arrival to the United States, Mr. Larrea has successfully implemented Nexplore’s programs in over 300 schools in 8 states and growing.
Vanesa’s fun and playful personality, combined with her strong organizational skills, are the key to Nexplore’s office management success. Originally from Argentina, she brings along an impeccable work ethic that allows for an easy going and smooth interaction with the entire Nexplore team.
Jennifer’s wide variety of experience allows her to wear many hats within the Nexplore organization. Originally coming to the company as an After-School Instructor, she was excited to have the opportunity to apply her art and design skills by crafting flyers and brochures to help Nexplore’s programs reach more students. From there, her role has expanded to overseeing and implementing key marketing projects, although she loves to still occasionally teach an after-school program whenever she has the chance!
Grant and Proposal Writer
Lauren Slade is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. Since graduating, she has collaborated with numerous nonprofits as a grant writer, researcher, and photojournalist. A lifelong story teller, she has been published in various travel and lifestyle magazines. Lauren’s passion for social impact and enthusiasm for education advocacy is manifested in her work as a grant and proposal writer for Nexplore. Currently, Lauren is pursuing her Women in Leadership certification from Cornell University.
Buu Aaron is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego with a major in history and a minor in political science. For over twenty years, he has taught students in elementary schools and college campuses. Working with administrators, principals and teachers, Buu developed expanded learning programs for kids and ran professional development sessions for school staff throughout California. He views Nexplore as a significant counterbalance to the technology regime growing over education. We need more gifted people and games in the classroom to help teachers, not software. Buu is a proud husband and father of two delightful little girls in the East Bay, Ca. Family fuels his passion to increase opportunities for all youth.