Building a Bridge for Learning | Jaylen Brown + David Kong @ TEDxBeaconStreet




Jaylen Brown in conversation with David Sun Kong.

At 23, Jaylen Brown is a rising star in the NBA with the Boston Celtics and also an activist and advocate for social justice and education reform. In this conversation, Jaylen is joined by Dr. David Sun Kong, Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, to share his educational journey and how he hopes to make an impact on our education system. Jaylen also discusses his vision for a new learning initiative he is developing in collaboration with David and MIT. Jaylen Brown is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball for the University of California Golden Bears, being named first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Declaring for the 2016 NBA draft after that season, he was selected by the Celtics with the third overall pick. As a professional, he has split his time between shooting guard and small forward.

David Sun Kong, Ph.D. is a Synthetic Biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer based in Lexington, MA. He is the Director of the MIT Media Lab's new Community Biotechnology Initiative. Our mission: empowering communities through biotechnology.

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