I am a partner in Jane Capital Partners LLC, a merchant and investment banking firm focused on energy & environmental technology. I work with start-ups on their technology commercializations, as well as multi-nationals who want to acquire or invest in the industry. I am from Houston, Texas originally, began my career in investment banking in the oil industry, but have a soft spot for technologies that can change the way we power our lives and the effect we have on the environment.

It is the notion that people build their own knowledge and their own representations of knowledge from their own experience. Constructivist perspectives on learning have definite implications for teaching. Although there are several interpretations of what constructivist theory means, most agree that it involves a dramatic change in the focus of teaching, putting the students’ own efforts to understand at the center of the educational enterprise (Australian Writing, 2018).