Phillip Ellis is a scholar-practitioner and a fellow in democratic civic engagement at Penn's Netter Center and Graduate School of Education. With a passion for building trans-disciplinary and multi-cultural collaborative networks, Ellis focuses on addressing society's most pressing social, racial, environmental, and ethical problems. His expertise rests in helping these networks uncover the unconscious assumptions and habit patterns that unlock the creativity needed to address these wicked problems. Ellis has cultivated these networks at the frontlines of the environmental and social justice movements for more than two decades. In addition to these projects, Ellis is writing a white paper summarizing the inaugural Future of Learning Collaborative hosted by Anant National University in India and Penn's Graduate School of Education. The project strives to foster a transnational collaboration that redefines learning to spark the innovation needed to address society's most wicked problems.