Flynn Coleman is an international human rights attorney, an educator, an author, a public speaker, a social entrepreneur and innovator, an ethical fashion designer, a mindfulness, innovation, and creativity teacher, a social justice activist, a former competitive athlete, and a founder and CEO. Flynn is also the founding fellow at the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law.
She has a background in innovative approaches to economic development, international trade law, war crimes, genocide, behavioral economics, political reconciliation, post-conflict justice, artificial intelligence, and improving access to justice through innovation. She has spoken, written, and taught extensively on issues of global justice, social enterprise, and social impact, human rights, artificial intelligence, and technology, innovation and design in social impact, adventure for social good, storytelling, redefining success, and the future of work, purpose, technology, and humanity.
Flynn is a contributing writer for such publications as HuffPost, Global Citizen, Darling Magazine, Caring Magazine, and Thrive Global, and is a Contributing Director for Good Support. Her work has been translated into various languages and appears in educational textbooks. She was the founding mindfulness teacher at King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law, a faculty member at The School of Life, and has been named a Designed Good Changemaker, a Wisdom 2.0 scholarship winner, a Luce Scholar, a United Nations writing competition winner, a three time TEDx speaker, and the inaugural recipient of a Women in Sports award.
She holds a BSFS from Georgetown University, a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also studied at La Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, La Universidad de Chile, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, and Université de Genève.
A native of Los Angeles, Flynn has lived in France, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong, Fiji, Cambodia, Senegal, the Netherlands, and Chile. She currently calls New York home. Flynn has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and with international corporations, universities, and human rights organizations around the world.
She speaks five languages, and her wanderlust has taken her from rebuilding homes in New Orleans, to distributing gifts to children in Haiti and school supplies in Guatemala and Ethiopia, to teaching How to Make a Difference in a Mongolian yurt in the English countryside, to huffing up Mount Kilimanjaro with her dad, to zodiac boating in Alaska with her mom.