Jerilyn Hirsch – Founder
Jerilyn decided that when she turned 60 she would retire from her career as an organization development consultant and do something to “make the world a better place.” Her professional work focused on helping to make organizations more effective and more humane. It also involved a lot of teaching, albeit to adults. She wanted to do her humanitarian work in Vietnam and learned that Anh Linh Free School needed to start an English program for its students.
Living in Vietnam, teaching these amazing kids and working with the teachers and staff at Anh Linh changed her life. After seeing the effect that this work had on the students’ lives, Jerri and her husband, Bob Mac Murdo, founded Bridges to Learning so that they could continue the work. Jerri has learned that “making a difference is a choice, not an accident.” She continues to inspire people on many continents to make that choice.