Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang is an educator and an entrepreneur. She received her MA and Ph.D. in Communication from Syracuse University and the University of Maryland.
Ai is the founder of Classroom Without Walls, an independent and progressive school to help young adults become future ready. As an Adobe Education Leader, Ai specializes in incorporating social media and creative technologies to enhance student learning and to acquire skills that help them become future-ready.
Ai’s work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inside Higher Education, Pearson Education, and Mark Schafer’s book among others. She additionally contributes to Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Ai hosts two weekly live streaming shows, where she interviews thought leaders in social media and education such as Seth Godin, Mark Schaefer, Neil Patel, and many others.
Ai is also a HubSpot Academy instructor, SEMrush webinar speaker and host. Ai frequently speaks at academic and industry conferences including VidCon, Global Marketing Day, Global Digital Marketing Summit, Social Media Week Lima, and others.