Change, with all its virtues and vices, is no stranger to Dean, who was born in South Africa a mere six months after Nelson Mandela was released from prison. Dean grew up in the Free State, one of South Africa’s most conservative provinces and the place where many Lithuanian Jews found refuge from Soviet persecution in the first half of the 20th century. He was among the first students to begin kindergarten in a democratic South Africa in January 1995, soon after Mandela took office. Dean found himself in a mixed-race class as he grew, learnt and lived life in one of the modern world’s miracles of peace. This upbringing inspired Dean to co-found two nonprofits, each focusing on entrepreneurship and grass-roots education, in the hopes of reducing inequality and taking ownership of righting the wrongs of the country’s past. He would continue to develop these initiatives, as well as representing South Africa and speaking at One Young World, through his years in specialist banking at Investec in Johannesburg, London, and Sydney. Dean is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at the Harvard Business School with a vision to merge his commercial and impact-focused interests. Dean’s core values and overarching passions come from his appreciation that the fluidity of life gives us the potential to shape the world to the extent that our labor is wisely spent. It is our responsibility to ensure that we do so to enhance the basic human rights and freedoms of all people.