Amelia Terrapin is an educator and entrepreneur, committed to creating participatory learning environments in the fields of education, business, and social change. After a career as a professional dancer and educator, she developed an approach that uses movement to enhance learning in all different kinds of environments.
She founded Mobius Method to use movement as a powerful learning tool for groups that range from schoolchildren and at-risk teens to engineers and business executives. Participants gain a deep understanding of complex ideas, build trust, and discover new ways to relate effectively. Her approach uses the arts to build community, develop communication skills and cultivate self-mastery.
As an innovator in K-12 education, Amelia developed a movement-based K-12 STEM curriculum that blends academic content with leadership development. Through her project, The STEAM Roadshow, she trains high school students to deliver movement-based science & leadership lessons in elementary schools. Through these projects, Amelia envisions an equitable education system that cultivates the unique contribution of each person. Watch Amelia’s TEDx talk to learn more about the beginnings of the Mobius Method in K-12 classrooms.
Amelia is a curriculum adviser and facilitator with Byron Fellowship, a leadership development initiative for changemakers from around the world. Her approach has been presented at the Engineers Without Borders Canada National Conference, the Applied Improvisation Network Conference, and Bioneers by the Bay. Clients have included Mycelium, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, the North Dakota STEM Network, Teton Science Schools in Wyoming, the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations, and MetaIntegral Associates.
Operations & Strategy
Laura Yates designs dynamic systems and transformational experiences with values-driven organizations who are deeply committed to creating a thriving world. She uses her spreadsheet and strategy superpowers to propel Mobius Method forward.
As Program Director for the Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation, Laura plans a week-long transformational leadership and development intensive for emerging leaders, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers
Laura also consults independently on project management, strategy, and experience design.
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Laura grew up in Basel, Switzerland, where she was inspired by the Swiss cultural and regulatory approach to community and the environment. From 2014 to 2017, Laura lived in a self-designed, self-built tiny house, as an experiment in sustainable, values-driven living and design. Laura currently lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband Dan. She enjoys traveling and many different forms of creative making.
Laura graduated from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2016 with a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (MSES) and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA), concentrating in Sustainable Development and Policy Analysis. Laura holds a BS in Economics and a secondary major in Earth, Environment and Global Sustainability from Bentley University, where her research covered cross-cultural communication in international business, environmental economics, and sustainability.