Emerging Rule is an education technology public-benefit corporation that researches, develops & applies Machine Learning to schooling, professional training and capacity development. We provide AI-driven solutions for individualized learning, digital education, distance learning, and the most pressing problems in modern pedagogy, as well as the labor force. Our organization designs learning models as an alternative to traditional "bricks and mortar" education for public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as graduate and professional level. Emerging Rule's team puts in action over 100 Years of collective leadership.
Vision: We envision a world where everyone can cultivate their authentic selves.
Mission: Our mission is to make you successful.
Values: Inclusion, Truth, Knowledge, Fairness and Equity
"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi
MEET OUR TEAM
Felipe Castro Quiles, MBA
Felipe is no stranger to education technology as he specialized in Virtual Teaching from University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education and completed StarEd - New York University Steinhardt Acceleration Program in Education Technology. After graduating with a Dual MBA from Universidad del Sagado Corazón and Foro Europeo Escuela de Negocios de Navarra, he specialized in Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning) and Blockchain. He has more than half a decade of business experience in the technology sector as the Founder and CEO of various benefit corporations and technology-led startups. Throughout his career, Felipe has joined various executive boards, such as, Forbes Artificial Intelligence Executive Board and Virtual Educa Global Congress for the creation of educational ecosystems in the digital age. Prior to cofounding Emerging Rule, Felipe lived in Puerto Rico, Spain and Romania, acquiring cultural competence and expanding his knowledge in social codes - which have led him to design several multicultural Edtech models for early education.
Eric Xavier Leo Noro
Co-Founder, International Partnerships
Having worked and lived in over 30 countries around the world, Eric is well versed in different cultures, languages and international relations. Haiti, Guatemala, Peru, Philippines, Finland, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Jamaica & France are a few of the countries that have inspired Mr. Noro’s approach to human development, security, and wellbeing. He has dedicated his life to helping and providing security to others. In addition to this, he has worked with some of the most renowned International Organizations and NGOs to further his goals of having a positive impact in the world we live in.
President - Latin America
As an economist and change leader, Ms. Luque has been involved in many cultural and social initiatives from an early age. After completing studies in finance both in the Netherlands and United Kingdom, and participating as “Delegate” and “Chair” of different Model United Nations in Peru and around the world, she was appointed investment advisor in wealth management for the leading bank of Peru. In her current position, Fabiola supervises the investment portfolios of over 100 VIP CEOs, CFOs & corporate directors among others. Also, Ms. Luque served as Liaison Officer of Papua New Guinea's Delegation during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2016). While attending discussions related with global markets, inclusion, finance, innovation and education, Ms. Luque acquainted with the principal leaders of different economies and key actors of world development.
Sherin Sonia Jacob, MSc
Director of Research and Development
An innovator and integrator, Sherin believes that hard work and dedication that defies all odds can help one achieve success. Originally from India she is a management consultant emphasizing on startups with health care and pharmaceutical background, she spearheads business development opportunities along with strategizing potential funding venues for clients with technology developed outside of the region they intend to launch the product in. Also having worked briefly in India and now in USA she understands the spectrum of work environment and business ethics in both the regions respectively. She is a polyglot, voracious reader and keen coder.
Sebastian-Otto Domnariu, MBA
Liaison International Network Key Strategist (LINKS)
Mr. Domnariu is an economist and MBA graduate from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. He has acquired impressive project management skills that have landed him on various General Management positions around the world. "His focus on results while keeping the right way for quality & costs and attention to details", exemplify his peers' admiration towards his work. Fluent in Romanian, German, English, and with limited working proficiency in Arabic & Italian, Mr. Domnariu is responsible for consulting and developing global platforms to sustain not only economical growth, but also humanity.
International Education & Capacity Development Adviser
For over 20 years, Asunción Sanz has led international organizations in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, U.S.A., and Africa to obtain, strengthen, and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives. Ms. Sanz’s analytical temperament and consummate diplomacy have driven the accumulation of remarkable networks of contacts at the highest level of organizations. Her political acumen includes links in agencies and organizations that range from the Department of State & USAID to OAS. She is not only an experienced business developer, but also a skilled adviser, leader, and mentor.
Dr. Bertha Santoscoy
Legal & Political Adviser
Dr. Bertha Santoscoy, Attorney-at-Law, holds a PhD in International Law and Political Sciences. She has been the Permanent Representative of the Organization of American States in Peru and Dominican Republic. Acting as the institutional diplomatic and political liaison, she conducted educational and humanitarian programs for the victims of natural disasters and collaborated with the Demining Action Program between the border with Ecuador and Peru. She worked on Presidential and Legislatives Electoral Observation Missions in Haiti, Paraguay, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, and Suriname. Prior to this, she devoted 17 years to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C., handling the promotion and protection of human rights in many countries in Latin America.
Abin Noboa-Ríos, Ph.D.
Programs Development & Education Policy Adviser
Dr. Noboa is an educational researcher, program developer and policy analyst that works primarily in the fields of education, mental health, and community development, specializing in educational research, student achievement and policy analysis. He has six earned degrees and several post-doctoral certificates from various universities that include Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Southern CT State University and Oxford University. He serves as associate to several corporations and is also Of Counsel to Metropolitan Group, Emerging Rule, Danya Intl, and Links Media in education and evaluation, with respective offices in DC, Portland and San Juan. He has worked in the field of education as a teacher, high school principal, district administrator, senior researcher at district, state and federal levels, and internationally. He is the founder and president of Innovative Consultants International, Inc. in Washington, DC and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is administered numerous research studies, authored a variety of publications, and currently completing a state-of-the-art book on education, America’s Challenge: Latinos and Education in the 21st Century, Where are we? He has also served as editor of two other books and co-founder/Editor-in-Chief of several journals. He is listed in Men of Achievement as well as Who’s Who in American Education (2007) and Who’s Who in the Southwest (2008) and serves on various review boards.
Lydia Hall, MA
Adviser of Legislative-Executive Integration
Lydia graduated from Columbia University in May of 2013 with a Master of Arts in sociology and education (concentration in policy). During her first year of graduate school, she conducted research on the efficacy of afterschool and summer programs. Her graduate work gave her a deep understanding both of the societal roots of inequity in the United States as well as of current policy issues, and allowed her to further develop her analytical and research skills. Prior to that, Lydia worked in the government relations practice group of Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, D.C., where she helped to plan grassroots Hill days and advise clients on outreach strategies. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Tufts University in 2008 (major in art history, minor in communications and media studies).
Rafael Román Meléndez, MEd
Adviser of School System Oversight
During his twenty-three years as an educational professional, Mr. Rafael Román-Meléndez, has been entrusted with roles that have allowed him to perform as a transformative leader in the discipline. He has assumed leadership responsibilities at the school and high school levels, as well as K-12, university, and government administration. His experience includes roles as: Member of the Advisory Board of Virtual Educa Connect, Former member of the Board of the University of Puerto Rico and former President of the Board of Directors of the Organization of School Directors and Administrators of Puerto Rico (ODAE).
A key role in his career has been his four-year tenure as Secretary of Education for the Puerto Rico Department of Education. As Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Education (2013-2016), Mr. Román-Meléndez had the opportunity to develop and implement the oversight vision for the Department, considering a complete panorama of the challenges, requirements, and needs of our students and educational institutions; improving the competencies necessary for them to participate in a global system and have the profile of the 21st Century citizen.